Faces of Hope is lucky to have a dedicated partnership in St. Luke’s CARES. As an original anchor tenant at Faces of Hope back in 2006, St. Luke’s CARES serves as the community resource for treating child victims of abuse.
St. Luke’s CARES (Children at Risk Evaluation Services) is a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center. CARES is a place where children who have suffered at the hands of abuse and neglect can talk about what happened and receive support and resources. Established by St. Luke’s in 1989, CARES has been working tirelessly to provide children with the voice they deserve. Every child who walks through their door will be interviewed and receive a well-child check up in a friendly environment with expert staff. CARES will then go on to make sure each children receives the care they need to thrive. This care can include medical care, legal documentation, and counseling and educational resources
Faces of Hope is proud to work right next door to the CARES center. We know that if child abuse is happening within a family, then likely so is domestic violence and sexual assault, which makes their onsite presence at Faces of Hope even more important. Being able to see adults and children under one roof is a game-changer in helping the whole family heal from trauma. Through this important partnership, wrap-around services are provided to every victim in Ada County – young and old.