You can still sign up for the CARE House Circle of Friends annual event this Thursday, which is being held virtually this year. It is free to attend and a link will be sent to you so you can sign on.
CARE House a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention, research, training and treatment, in collaboration with the community.
This year, CARE House Circle of Friends is honoring the memory of Barry King for his tireless efforts acting as a champion for the safety of children. As we celebrate him, we remember his family’s painful story that gripped our community more than 40 years ago. by recalling the victims of the Oakland County Child Killings, we turn our attention to the children that CARE House stands ready to serve in 2021 and beyond.
In addition to honoring my Dad, there is a panel discussion about the impact of the abduction and murder of our brother Tim, and a discussion of the decades-long search for answers and some kind of justice in the OCCK cases. As a rule, my Dad was seriously one of the least sentimental people ever. However, he would have been very touched by this event. I know he would have appreciated us having this discussion with Kevin Dietz and Marney Keenan rather than crying at some funeral home or some super-spreader event.
So sign on if you can. You can attend for free, but consider a donation to CARE House at some point down the road. They do amazing and very necessary work. This is how we can start to help right the wrongs left in the wake of childhood sexual abuse and worse. I will be joining from a few time zones away.