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 programs. These programs include: GED classes and Homework Club during the school year, Camp J316 (a free summer day camp), Parenting Classes, Food Pantry, Coordination with local agencies for clothing and other such needs, School Supply/Uniform Drive, Christmas Outreach, Recreational Activities, Budget Friendly Healthy Cooking Classes, 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 our programs.

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

Upcoming Events

Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament - Friday, May 9th at Chockoyotte Country Club! Lunch at Noon, Start at 1pm. Registration forms will be available by April 1st. 4-person teams, Captain’s choice format–$200/team. Registration includes cart & green fees, lunch provided by Logan’s Roadhouse, goodie bags, snacks, drinks, and a chance at door-prizes! Golf Sponsors also needed–many options available! Contact Shannon McAllister at 252-586-1800 or care2001@earthlink.net for more information!
Golf Tournament Application  |  Golf Sponsorship Application

Annual Summer Camp - Registration has begun for Camp J316! The John 3:16 Center’s FREE Summer Day Camp! Children must be entering 1st grade or higher in the Fall to be registered. NOTE: 20 Children will be accepted each week. Camp operates 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Students entering 8th grade & above may be registered as camp volunteer assistants (no more than 2 per week).
Camp Flyer   |   Camp Application

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