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
Read about our many different forms of therapy, campus life, placement information and much more.
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.
Read about our executive leadership team and our board of directors.
In addition to our on-campus treatment, we also offer traditional counseling, foster care services, equine therapy and more.
All Things Newsletter
In our Fall 2019 issue of “All Things,” former resident Heather Knapik shares her inspiring story, a journey that includes her using her past experiences to start her own nonprofit to help foster kids in need. We also look at the power of connection, recap some recent events and outline some changes to the school system here on campus. Learn more.
From the Blog
Amidst the heartache of grief and loss in the foster care system, our staff at Encourage has had the opportunity to witness the joy of adoption with many families throughout the last year. In fact, 12 children will finalize adoptions this year.
Emily’s heading down a new path that’s healthy and filled with hope. Her emotional wellbeing looks much different than when she arrived on the CCHO campus in May. Her heart has been transformed because of Jesus, because of safety and mental health treatment, because of your support.
Certifications & Licensures
Put your faith in action by joining our team! We are now hiring for multiple positions across our family of ministries.
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.
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.