CARES (Children At Risk Evaluation Services): Boise

Organization Name: St. Luke's
Address: 417 S 6th St
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-577-4460
Fax: 208-577-4469
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: St. Luke’s CARES is a neutral, child-friendly facility where children can feel safe and comfortable, and be heard. Provides children and their families an opportunity to understand their trauma and begin the process of healing in a warm and accepting environment. Treats children in an age-sensitive manner to reduce further emotional trauma.

Services include:
Medical examinations, treatment, and forensic interviews conducted by specially trained professionals: We provide a sensitive, caring, and comprehensive medical and forensic evaluation of a child’s injuries, thus minimizing the need for repeated exams and interviews. Interviews are carried out in a child-friendly room specially equipped for videotaping. The medical exam is performed to ensure the health and safety of the child, reassure the child that everything is okay with his or her body, diagnose and treat medical conditions related to the abuse, and document significant physical and forensic findings.
Legal documentation, court preparation, and crime victims compensation assistance
Follow-up and referrals to counselors and other community resources. Financial assistance for counseling is available.
Education for parents and children
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 9/27/2019