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

School Year Hours of Operation: Mondays – Friday 10:00am-6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-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

Yard Sale  (Saturday, May 20)

The Spring yard sale will be held on May 20th at The Center from 8am-1pm. We hope you join us to shop for a good deal and a good cause.

Prior to the yard sale we will be accepting donated items on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 2pm. We ask that larger items be brought on Friday the 19th. All working/good condition household items are needed, however, we do not accept clothing.

If you don’t have items to donate but want to help, we are in need of volunteers, both for Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th. On Friday, we will begin setting up at 9am. Volunteers are needed to set up tables, load items, organize, and price. Saturday at 1pm we will need help cleaning up and repacking any unsold items. Please consider joining us one or both of these days. Please contact Brittany at bsinka@john316center.org to volunteer.

Memorial Weekend (Saturday, May 27th – Monday, May 29th)

The Center be closed in observance of Memorial Day. We hope that everyone has a safe and blessed weekend.

Summer Movie Night (Friday, June 9th)

Grab your lawn chairs and head to our ball field for a FREE summer movie night featuring the critically acclaimed animated film, “Sing”. Pack your own refreshments or visit our concession stand. All funds raised from concessions will benefit our educational programs including Wired for Success and Camp J316.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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