Welcome to the John 3:16 Center

C.A.R.E. / Child Abuse Resource and Education is an interdenominational Christian, board directed, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1998. As the organization grew, the need for its own facility became apparent.

Through the support of many donors and volunteers, The John 3:16 Center was built in 2004 and C.A.R.E. was able to expand its program offerings. Current programs include: GED classes, Camp J316 (a free summer day camp), Parenting Classes, an Emergency Food Pantry, School Supply/Uniform Drive, Christmas Outreach, Recreational Activities, Wired for Success After-School Program, and Classes on Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect.

C.A.R.E. serves families in Halifax, Warren, and Northampton counties in North Carolina and welcomes the involvement of volunteers in its programs. All services are offered in a safe, structured, and faith-based environment. While we welcome people from all backgrounds to register and participate, we share our faith openly and include Bible-based devotions in many of our programs.

The board and staff of C.A.R.E. continue to examine and evaluate the needs of children and families within the community to ensure that the organization continues to be an effective resource for family growth and stability.

Upcoming Events

Summer Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am-7:30pm during the months of July and August; Monday and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturdays 9:00am-3:00pm
GED Classes: 11am-3pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
Bible Study: 11:00am-12:00pm
Positive Parenting Program: Thursdays – Call for Schedule
Job Skills Class:  4th Tuesday of the Month
Volunteer Project Day: Fridays – Call for Schedule
AA Meetings: Mondays at 7pm and Fridays at 6:45pm

Donor Open House – July 6, 2017 at 6:00pm

Showing gratitude to our donors and sharing some of the great things happening at C.A.R.E./The John 3:16 Center. Light refreshments will be served. Let us know you will be joining us by calling Sonya Smith at 252-532-2705 or email ssmith@john316center.org

Camp J316 (June 19 – August 4th)

Registering for Camp J316 now! Contact Brittany Sinka at bsinka@john316center.org.

2017 Camp J316 Flyer

2017 Summer Camp Application

Waiver and Permission to Transport Child Camp J316 2017


We hope to see you there!





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