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Our Children’s Residential Center provides a safe structured environment to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of children from all across Ohio who have been abused, neglected and traumatized by the people they should be able to trust most. Children ages 6-18 live in spacious cottages and are provided with therapeutic, social, spiritual and educational opportunities designed to aid the child with the healing process, model for them how a healthy family functions, develop coping and life skills, and introduce them to Jesus Christ.


CCHO is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families, licensed by Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services, certified by Ohio Dept. of Mental Health, and a member of the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies.


In Ezekiel 11:19, God’s promise to the brokenhearted is clear and encouraging: “I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.” Time and again, we’ve watched God move in miraculous ways to change the bruised and battered hearts of boys and girls who have never heard that they are loved unconditionally. They come to us in crisis, in pain, in need, and they find safety, healing and peace.


The heart in our logo represents the radical transformation that only God can initiate. It reminds us that, while we strive to do our jobs well each and every day, there is only One who can renew hearts and restore lives. As verse 20 says, “They shall be my people, and I will be their God.” Without Him, we are lost but with Him, we all have hope.


To be a safe and stable environment where abused, neglected and traumatized children find healing, discover hope and experience unconditional love.


To help more children and families experience their worth in Christ.


To provide services that help transform lives, families, and communities.


Put your faith in action by joining our team! We are now hiring for multiple positions across our family of ministries.

Residential Center

Read about our many different forms of therapy, campus life, placement information and much more.

Our History

A ministry that started in one farmhouse in 1969 and was originally licensed to serve 3-5 kids at one time has become so much more since.

Our Leadership

Read about our executive leadership team and our board of directors.

Other Services

In addition to our on-campus treatment, we also offer traditional counseling, foster care services, equine therapy and more.



Placement Application

Most placements for the Children’s Residential Center are made by referring counties. However, we are willing to consider applications from private placements.

Donor Impact Report

Our Donor Impact Report, published after the end of each fiscal year, illustrates all the ways donors are making a difference in the lives of the people CCHO and our family of ministries serves.

Form 990

We know there are so many nonprofit organizations you could support. Learn more about CCHO and our family of ministries by downloading our 990 report.


Great Food & Family Fun


We had a beautiful June day for our 2024 Great Grill Off. We welcomed 12 community grill teams and over 1,300 guests to our Wooster campus.

Cooper experienced growth in many areas of his life


Cooper once battled every relationship. Now he is becoming the kind young man God created him to be!

Best Christian Workplace Certified 2024


It’s an honor to share that CCHO and our family of ministries has been recognized as a Best Christian Workplace for the eighth year in a row

2024 Heart for the Home Benefit & Auction


Our 2024 Heart for the Home Benefit & Auction was a record-breaking success raising over $35,000! Over 280 people attended in support of...

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