CARES Northwest

$5 Million gift launches expansion of services

CARES Northwest recently received a transformational gift of $5 million from an anonymous donor to expand medical assessments and evaluations, trauma-focused therapy, prevention programs and establish a pediatric child abuse fellowship program over the next four years. This gift – the largest donation to any child abuse program in Oregon – will give CARES Northwest the necessary resources to help hundreds more children, reduce wait times for services and strengthen prevention efforts. On behalf of the community, we thank this generous donor for investing in the lives of our most vulnerable.

Our mission is to stop child abuse and neglect.  Not slow it down or reduce it. But, to end it! 

Child Abuse and Response Evaluation Services (CARES) Northwest is a collaborative, community-based medical program of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Kaiser Permanente, OHSU-Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and Providence Health & Services that serves children for whom there are concerns of abuse or neglect. To learn more about the services CARES Northwest offers, click the button on the right.

Contributions to CARES Northwest help to cover the cost of medical evaluations and assessments for the more than 1,300 children seen at CARES Northwest each year for concerns of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect and/or exposure to domestic violence. In this time of financial strain in our community, fewer families have the resources to seek medical or other family support services. Through your generosity, CARES Northwest is able to provide therapeutic intervention to all children when there is a concern they have been abused, regardless of their family's ability to pay.

Take a stand against child abuse – support CARES Northwest TODAY

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Join us in the effort to end child abuse. Your gift, of any size, will help sustain this vital program expansion well into the future. To make a tax-deductible donation, please use our online donation form.

You can make your gift immediately online, through a gift of stock or by mailing us a check to the address below (made payable to CARES Northwest). 

Your donation of appreciated securities, stocks and bonds immediately make a difference to CARES Northwest and may offer you significant tax advantages. Umpqua Investments, Inc., is the firm that carries Legacy Health foundations' accounts. If you are interested in making a stock transfer, please download, review and complete our stock transfer form. Please note: Stock transfers to CARES Northwest go through Randall Children's Hospital Foundation. Please designate the gift to CARES Northwest.

If you would like to make a donation to CARES Northwest, please contact:

Kathy Lynch Hostetler
Executive Director
Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation
Lynn Hallbacka
Associate Director of Development
Wendy Hill
Senior Estate and Gift Planning Advisor 

To contact CARES Northwest:

Mailing address:
CARES Northwest
P.O. Box 4484
Portland, Oregon 97208
Site address: 
CARES Northwest, 2800 N. Vancouver, Suite 201
Portland, Oregon 97227
Phone: 503-276-9000
Fax: 503-413-2787
Federal Tax I.D. Number:

If you have immediate concerns about the possible abuse of a child, please call the child abuse hotline in your county (for Multnomah County, call 503-731-3100) or dial 911.