DONOR IMPACT REPORT

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio 2016 Annual Report

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A WELCOME MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Greetings! It is hard to believe that another year has passed, another year where our relentlessly committed staff have walked alongside and journeyed with children, adults and families as they experience the highs and lows of life. It is our immense honor to help them experience their worth in Christ, worth that is immeasurable because of what Christ has done for each of us. The selfless and kind behavior of our staff and volunteers has changed countless numbers of lives, and CCHO continues to be at the forefront of working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. Trauma breaks connections, and our staff works hard to help create and reestablish connections.

I often have the opportunity to sit in my office, look out over our beautiful 165-acre campus and reflect on the obedience of our founders, wondering if they could even imagine the number of children and adults that would be touched by their creation of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio; touched not only by our residential program, but also by our Encompass Christian Counseling Centers, Encompass Foster Care and Adoption, and Poplar Ridge Stables, all programs which reflect our strategic anchors of personal connection, easy accessibility and effective outcomes. Even though the total number of people affected by our services numbers in the thousands, each person is cared for and valued individually.

I also want to thank all of you who have supported our ministry through your prayers, financial generosity, volunteering and being vocal proponents of the ministry of CCHO/Encompass. We are blessed to have a strong Board of Directors who passionately leads our agency into the future while building on the foundation of those who have gone before us. We would love for you to come out for a visit!

Your fellow servant,
Kevin Hewitt, Executive Director

CHILDREN'S RESIDENTIAL CENTER

The number of children we served in FY2016 grew by more than 16% from last year and by almost 40% from just two years ago. While we are saddened by the number of kids in need of a safe and loving environment to heal and recover from the unspeakable trauma in their lives, we are heartened by the fact that more and more placing agencies trust the quality of our services each year. We worked with more than a third of the 88 counties in Ohio last year, with several counties seeking placement with us for the first time, including Montgomery, Warren and Washington. The backing of our donors, churches, volunteers, other supporters and staff makes this all possible.

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86

CHILDREN SERVED

ENCOMPASS COUNSELING

Our counseling services continue to thrive thanks in large part to a growing number of partnerships with area churches who recognize the need for licensed professional counseling services from a Christian perspective. This past year, Encompass opened up offices with First Christian Church in Canton, Dover First Christian Church and the Wooster Church of the Nazarene. Combined with existing partnerships with churches like Rivertree, Walton Hills Church of Christ and Pine Lake Christian Church, we are able to Help people deal with marriage and family challenges, overcome grief and depression and recover from other life obstacles.

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1407

CLIENTS
SERVED

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18048

THERAPY
HOURS

ENCOMPASS HOME-BASED THERAPY

Sometimes, the stress of daily life at home can feel like too much. Encompass home-based therapy offers crisis management, behavior interventions, counseling and service linkage where people need it most: at home. In August, we opened a brand new office in downtown Wooster (637 College Ave) to better meet the needs of our home-based therapy clients by delivering a personal connection to people in the surrounding areas. We are beyond excited for this growth and look forward to seeing what God has planned for these services.

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3782

CPST THERAPY
HOURS

ENCOMPASS FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION

Foster parents have the awesome privilege to walk alongside and bear witness to the painful process of separation and loss felt by the children they welcome into their homes. These are difficult situations and the first goal of fostering is to reunify children with birth parents. Sometimes it works and the children return to birth parents while the foster parents continue to be a support to the family, but sometimes it does not work and the children need a permanent family. Most of our foster families are prepared either way to be an ongoing support or to adopt the children and become permanent parents to the children. This past year, Encompass helped six kids find their Forever Homes, and we will continue finding new foster homes and preparing those families to fill a void in the lives of these children in need. Be sure to visit us at our new downtown Wooster office at 637 College Ave!

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57

CHILDREN
SERVED

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49

FOSTER
HOMES

0
6

ADOPTIONS
FINALIZED

POPLAR RIDGE STABLES

We served a variety of clients this year from a variety of areas. We are capable of seeing clients from all of our Encompass outpatient offices as well as seeing clients from our Children’s Residential Center, and we are getting referrals from different mental health offices in Wayne and Holmes counties and some from Ashland county as well. Here at the stables, we have developed a comprehensive budget for next year and are in the process of trying to hire a new employee in our Equine Program. We are excited about the work we have done this year and are looking forward to even bigger things in the future! Praise the Lord!

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480

CRC INDIVIDUAL
SESSIONS

0
288

CRC GROUP
SESSIONS

0
144

OUTPATIENT
SESSIONS

0
336

REINS FOR LIFE
SESSIONS

ESPERANZA DE ANA

We are grateful for God’s redeeming work at Esperanza de Ana. This CCHO affiliate organization, a children’s residential center and home-based program in Chilca, Peru, not only works with the children on their campus but also teaches parenting and life skills in order to break cycles of poverty and family issues. In May, volunteers offered opportunities to students to discover their passions and think about their dreams. High schoolers got to go on their first college visit and these awesome volunteers also helped EDA finish its soccer/volleyball/basketball field!

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17

FAMILIES
SERVED

0
96

PEOPLE
SERVED

VOLUNTEERS

We had more than 800 people provide volunteer services throughout the year, sharing their talents with CCHO and the kids we serve in many ways. Many helped out at one of our major events, some mucked out stalls in our Equine Therapy program and others mentored a child in our residential program. We also had seven work groups come on campus and help with major and minor projects to keep everything looking its best. Projects included: framing and installing drywall in one of our cottages, installing playground swings for our residential kiddos, helping to update our new Encompass office located in downtown Wooster, and general cleaning and upkeep of our main campus. To those who volunteered: THANK YOU!

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829

VOLUNTEERS

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4653

VOLUNTEER HOURS

AN UPDATE FROM OUR BOARD

Our Board of Trustees would like to thank all our donors who have helped make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. Whether giving your time or contributing financially to CCHO you are making an impact on the children and staff. We would also like to thank the many churches that sponsor our organization and have for many years.

Each year many things change as you visit CCHO’s main campus or satellites. The one constant is that we have a dedicated staff focused on helping children and their families. Our counseling, foster care and adoption service, Encompass, continues to expand with new offices being started throughout our six-county area.

Organizational excellence starts with the leader. We are blessed to have Kevin Hewitt as our Executive Director / President. He values everyone that passes through our doors and strives to help each person become who God created them to be. Since taking over as Executive Director in 2013, his leadership has developed a team that is second to none. Thank you, Kevin!

Please come and visit CCHO and see what is happening in our ministry. I guarantee that when you do, not only will you be blessing the children and staff you encounter but your life will be changed too.

Steve Porter, President of the Board of Trustees

OUR HEART

Nearly every day on our Wooster campus, we are reminded of how lost this world is and how incapable we are of changing that ourselves. Our residential kiddos have been hurt, many in unfathomable ways, and they come to us broken, helpless and hopeless. They’ve been neglected by the people they should trust most in life and their hearts carry wounds seemingly too deep to be healed.

But then God moves.

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.

Along with this new logo, we have launched a newly designed website at ccho.org. We will be adding all new content to the site in the coming months so be sure to check back often!

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OUR EVENTS

What a fun year at CCHO, highlighted by our Great Grill Off, an annual event that saw more than 1200 people make their way onto our campus last June to “taste and see” – taste the fantastic burgers and see all the great work being done here. The event raised more than $27,000 for CCHO and we couldn’t have done it without the amazing work of our 120 awesome volunteers. Check out the fun recap video below, view this infographic for a closer look at the numbers and visit GreatGrillOff.com to learn more about the event.

Meanwhile, our 21st annual Caring4Kids Golf Classic was a hit yet again. Nearly 20 teams came to Hawk’s Nest Golf Club in Creston to hit the links and show their support of CCHO. The steak dinner after is always a draw, of course!

A MESSAGE FROM OUR ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR

We couldn’t have done it without you! So much was accomplished during the 2015-16 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) and it’s a reflection of the hard work and sacrifice by so many. The pages of this year’s Annual Report only begin to highlight the efforts of our staff, volunteers and donors. We’re thankful for the continued financial blessings we receive from our supporting churches, businesses, foundations, families and individuals. As I joined the team here at CCHO in February of 2016, it didn’t take long for me to realize just how special this organization is, how it had grown over the years, and how it had been sustained by the love and generosity of so many – year after year. I am humbled to stand on the shoulders of those who came before me in this role and thank each of you for your unwavering support during this year of transition. And, while I’ve met some of you, I look forward to the months and years ahead to connect and build relationships with many more!

Included in this new online edition of our Annual Report, you’ll find some high-level graphs and charts that allow you to see how we’ve invested in God’s Kingdom over the last year. A noticeable change is how we’ve chosen to report on the expense side. Hopefully, this new graph on the next page does a better job of helping current and prospective supporters see the vital importance to all levels of organizational investment. To successfully achieve our vision of becoming the partner of choice, providing services that transform lives, families and communities, we must strategically invest in all facets of our ministry – from traditional Direct Programming Costs to innovative Core Mission Support, such as Maintenance, Information Technology, Marketing, Finance, Advancement and other administrative functions. A strong organizational infrastructure will help our family of ministries (programs) advance amidst today’s highly regulated and ever-changing landscape. And, while it’s not complicated to share Jesus with the children and families we serve, it is vital that we adequately support our team with the training, tools and technology to connect with the new generations we’re called to serve.

Joe Franz, Director of Advancement

WISE STEWARDSHIP: 2016 FINANCIALS

EXPENSES: $8,054,047

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KEY

Blue: Residential (56.29%)

Red: Encompass Therapy (27.20%)

Purple: Encompass FCA (11.48%)

Green: Esperanza de Ana (2.53%)

Orange: Poplar Ridge Stables (1.51%)

Pink: Poplar Ridge Adventures (0.99%)

Note: Core Mission Support includes maintenance, IT, HR, finance, advancement and administration

REVENUE: $8,298,407

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KEY

Blue: Program

Red: Contributions

Green: Other

ASSETS

Cash: $1,457,415
Receivables: $713,915
Investments: $256,031
Fixed Assets: $1,974,220
Other: $51,603
Total Assets: $4,453,184

LIABILITIES & EQUITIES

Liabilities
Accounts Payable: $204,543
Accrued Payroll: $236,971
Notes Payable: 0
Other: $60,558
Total Liabilities: $502,072

Equity: $3,951,112

Total Liabilities & Equity: $4,453,184

WE’RE DEBT FREE! By God’s gracious provision, we continue to operate from a place of no debt.

INCREDIBLE SUPPORT: 2016 DONOR STATS

We would not be able to work toward our mission of providing a safe and stable environment for abused, neglected and abandoned children without the amazing support of our individual donors and families as well as the hundreds of churches and community organizations who have come alongside CCHO. Thank you for all you do!

(Note: If you would like a printed list of all of our FY2015-16 donors, please email adv@ccho.org.)

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846

INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES

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489,465

GIVEN

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378

CHURCHES & ORGANIZATIONS

$
0
725,540

GIVEN

NOTE: Above total does not include an additional $65,358 in in-kind donations

CCHO would like to extend special thanks to the following companies that participated in our Campus Champions program: Powers Oil & Propane Company; ACME Surface Dynamics, Inc.; and Ports Petroleum Company, Inc.

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Thank you for your interest in our organization and your support of our mission!

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