CCHO is pleased to receive a grant award from the Kettering Fund. This generous funding covered the expenses of a new roof on our young girls cottage. As we prioritize safe and consistent care in our children’s residential center, this award will ensure a safe and dry home for some of our youngest residents.
The new 40-year metal roof replaced an aging and problematic 25-year-old shingle roof. This modernized material will increase the roof’s lifespan and allow our facilities team to focus on other projects that serve the youth on our 175-acre Wooster campus.
Originally built in 1983, the young girls cottage includes individual bedrooms, group therapy and community living spaces for up to nine girls ages six to 11. Many of our residents have moved frequently throughout their lives from relative care to various foster homes before arriving at CCHO. Giving each child a safe space to truly rest and process their emotions increases their capacity to connect with others and work through their trauma.
Thank you, Kettering Family Foundation, for your kindness and compassion. Helping children be safe and feel safe is the first step in healing from trauma. Your support funded a much-needed new roof. Your generosity is doing so much more – you are renewing the hope of hurting youth. Because of you, they are experiencing their true worth.