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.


We are guided by our Christian faith to address the impact of poverty and trauma on families with children in Halifax, Northampton, and Warren counties. We do this through advocacy, education, empowerment, and community collaboration.


To build a safe community, free of poverty and trauma, where the Love of Christ is shared, families are supported, children are happy, they can dream, and they are encouraged to live out God’s purpose for their lives.

What’s Happening

Hours of Operation:
John 3:16 Center-Littleton (252-586-1800)

  • (Sept-May) Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 9am-5pm
  • (June-Aug) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Playground, Basketball Court, and Walking Trail are available for public use at your own risk dawn to dusk every day

John 3:16 Community Resource Center-Roanoke Rapids (252-541-2420)

  • Open to the Public Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-4:30pm
  • Pre-scheduled Appointments for Crisis Services with Referral Tuesday, Thursday
  • Donations accepted Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm, Tuesdays Noon-4pm
  • Call ahead for large donations
    Unfortunately, we are not generally able to pick up donated items

Ways to Give

Donate Online – Click the DONATE tab at the top of our site

Mail your check to: PO Box 1541, Littleton, NC 27850

Bring your donation – 407 East End Avenue, Littleton, NC

Your contributions are tax-deductible.


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