- A GROWING NEED -
In 2018, more than 16,000 boys and girls entered foster care in Ohio, an increase of 28% since 2013 (source: PCSAO). Nearly 65% of those children were removed from their home because of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and/or alcohol/drug abuse by their guardians. Kids coming from these volatile situations need a safe place to process their trauma so they can find healing.
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The behavioral challenges that often arise from extreme forms of abuse and neglect leave many licensed foster families feeling ill-equipped to meet the needs of children still dealing with the effects of their traumatic experiences. As a result, it can be difficult to find somewhere to place these kids after they’ve been removed from their homes.
CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S HOME OF OHIO
CCHO provides a safe and stable environment where abused, neglected and traumatized children find healing, discover hope and experience unconditional love. Originally founded in 1969, CCHO’s residential treatment facility in Wooster, OH is designed to meet the mental, emotional, physical, recreational and spiritual needs of as many as 45 children at one time. Children in residential care are provided a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as equine-assisted therapy, art, group, partial hospitalization, individual, play and certified trauma therapy.
CCHO and our family of ministries exists to help the children, adults and families we serve experience their worth in Christ by offering services that transform lives. Learn more about our ministries, our mission, our leadership team and more.
One young boy in need set in motion five decades of ministry in 1969. Initially licensed as a foster/group home serving three to five children at one time, CCHO has helped hundreds of children find hope and healing on the other side of their pain.
Children ages 6-18 are provided with therapeutic, social, spiritual and educational opportunities to aid with the healing process, model for them how a healthy family functions and develop coping and life skills.
I DON'T MATTER
Kids like Marcus, who would routinely be left alone overnight in a home with no food while his parents abused drugs and alcohol, have been led to believe that they don’t matter. They can feel discarded. Forgotten. Less-than. Unwanted. Unloved and unlovable. Read about how Marcus learned the truth: that he is loved unconditionally, and that his past doesn’t have to dictate his future.
YOU CAN PROVIDE SAFETY & CARE TO A CHILD IN NEED!
MAKE A ONE-TIME GIFT
Your gift of $60 provides one night of safety for a child in need. For just $420, you can give a boy or girl who has suffered extreme forms of abuse and neglect a full week of the loving care she needs to finally find healing. What a gift you can give!
BECOME A CAMPUS CHAMPION
By making a monthly recurring gift of at least $20, Campus Champions receive an email update on the cottage of their choice every month. Campus Champions learn what’s been happening in their cottage so they can see the impact their gift makes while also being able to pray for specific needs in their cottage.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Without incredible support from so many generous people, CCHO would not exist. Click below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities, annual events and open job positions!
GIVE ONE CHILD
A NIGHT OF SAFETY!
Your gift of $60 will provide one child with a night of safety. For survivors of abuse and neglect, being safe and feeling safe is so important. They’ll also receive the critical care they need to overcome the severe trauma they’ve experienced. You’ll help a child sleep safely and receive the counseling they need while supporting all the programs CCHO offers.
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Time and again, God has moved in miraculous ways in the lives of His people. Here are some of our favorite stories from more than 50 incredible years of ministry in Wooster, Ohio.
YOUR GIFT OF $15
CAN HELP IZABEL FEEL SUPPORTED AND EXCITED TO LEARN
You can make school a happy place again for hurting kids like Izabel. An education that’s trauma informed can help shape her future in a positive way.
School can be a scary and discouraging place for Izabel.
Your gift of $15 by August 18 can give Izabel a fresh start in a safe classroom that will meet her unique trauma needs.