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