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
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.
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.
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!
REINS FOR LIFE
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!
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!
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
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
Fixed Assets: $1,974,220
Total Assets: $4,453,184
LIABILITIES & EQUITIES
Accounts Payable: $204,543
Accrued Payroll: $236,971
Notes Payable: 0
Total Liabilities: $502,072
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.