I was 17 when I first heard of CARE House. I was in high school and pregnant for the first time, and one day their Early Head Start program visited to make a presentation, and I signed up. Each week, my case worker Bridget met with me to get ready for my daughter, Olivia. After she was born, Bridget helped me make sure Olivia would develop correctly. The support was great and, 18 months later, when I became pregnant with my son Josh, she helped coach me through the pregnancy.

We’d like you to meet Ben, a CARE House Front Desk Volunteer!

Everything at CARE House, from the architecture of our building to our client intake procedure, was designed with a sensitivity to the needs of children.

It’s important that the kids who come to us, whether it’s for weekly therapy or a forensic interview, feels safe and comfortable as soon as they walk through our door.

The Front Desk Volunteer is an essential part of accomplishing that goal.

Brittany, one of our forensic interviewers, pointed out an article that she thought elucidated some of the mystery behind what it is, precisely, that forensic interviewers do. Written by Elizabeth King, a forensic interviewer at Randolph-Tucker CAC in West Virginia, the article explains how the interviewer has to be an expert improvisor, ensuring a constant balance between the needs of the MDT and the needs of the child, all while maintaining their essential integrity and neutrality.