DONOR IMPACT REPORT

A Season of Preparation

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio 2017 Annual Report

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A WELCOME MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT & CEO

There is one word that jumps out to me as I think of the previous year at Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO) and our family of ministries: preparation. Like a farmer getting the soil ready for planting ahead of the harvest or a cook gathering the ingredients before making a family meal, a time of preparation is often necessary if we are ever to reach the desired goal.

The definition of preparation according to Merriam-Webster is: the activity or process of making something ready for use or service. While CCHO has been serving children and families in need for nearly 50 years, this season of preparation was required as God continues expanding His vision for our family of ministries in new and exciting ways.

Preparations are underway as our staff members remain focused on being the hands and feet of Jesus each day to the children and adults we serve. The addition of our campus spiritual coordinator, Krista Arnold, has allowed us to strengthen our spiritual and volunteer programming on the CCHO campus. Preparations are underway for the rebranding and growth of our Encourage Foster Care & Adoption program as the addition of Heather Huebner, our recruitment and engagement specialist, has increased our ability to share the opportunities, challenges and victories of becoming a foster parent with Encourage. Preparations are underway for the expansion of our Encompass Christian Counseling services as we are moving into new areas such as Independence and Avon Lake. We are humbled by the opportunity to speak life into people and see them overcome obstacles to healthy living. Preparations continue for the ramping up of our intensive trauma treatment, Trauma Resolution and Connection (TRAC). Under the direction of Margaret Vasquez, we are excited to see the impact TRAC has on people struggling with the effects of trauma on their life. Preparations are underway as we adapt to changes being made in behavioral health in the state of Ohio, most notably the implementation of a new electronic health record, CareLogic. We owe a debt of gratitude to our implementation team under the leadership of Bev Richards and Tonia Hanshaw.

Of course, we are also extremely grateful for you, our donors, volunteers and supporters who have walked alongside our ministry. We covet your prayers as we embark on this exciting future, fully recognizing the power in prayer.

We are also extremely grateful for a special group of volunteers: our board of directors. Under the direction of Board President, Steve Porter, the board works extremely hard to set the direction of the ministry and to provide Godly advice and guidance. We are sad to say goodbye to one of our valuable board members, Jeff Rayis. Jeff was named the Director of Finance and Treasury at Michigan State University, his alma mater, earlier this year and had to resign his position on the CCHO board. We will miss Jeff and his Godly wisdom but we are also excited for his new position.

All of these preparations point to a bright future, where more and more people will be touched by the gospel of Christ through CCHO and our family of ministries. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” As we look forward to great things to come in the name of Jesus, we are grateful for this year of preparation.

Your fellow servant,
Kevin Hewitt, Executive Director

CHILDREN'S RESIDENTIAL CENTER

Of the 86 residents served in our Children’s Residential Center (CRC) in the past fiscal year, 67 were eventually discharged with 44 of those residents heading to placements that are less restrictive than CCHO. Even better, 20 of those 44 residents were reunified with family when they left our program! Additionally, we became more individualized in our treatment this past year by tailoring our status program around the needs of each of the residents in our care, with behavioral goals directly correlating to fit the goals of their Individualized Service Plans (ISP).

We also have been investing into our staff more than ever in a number of ways. We finished a 40-week study that included group reading and one-hour discussions on various workplace principles to help get to know ourselves and each other while measuring our actions and reactions. Staff also had the option to participate in the Diamond Leadership group to help develop their individual leadership skills as well as participating in team-building with their respective cottages to improve communication, build trust, encourage teamwork and explore problem-solving techniques. These activities have helped our staff connect with each other and with agency leadership, which has directly affected our staff retention and created more stability for our residents in care.

0
86

CHILDREN
SERVED

0
3986

THERAPY
HOURS

0
5295

CPST THERAPY
HOURS

ENCOMPASS COUNSELING

The past year brought expansion to our Encompass Counseling services, with our newest office opening in Green, OH. Conveniently situated between Akron and Canton near the intersection of 77 and 241 (3570 Executive Drive, Suite 201), this office takes Encompass into a whole new market in Summit County. In response to increased demand for our Massillon office in recent years, this new location also allows for the addition of new therapists to meet the needs of our community through our various programs. We served nearly 1300 clients last year but we still were not able to meet all the demand due to space limitations, so the Green office increases our capacity to treat a broad range of mental health diagnoses through outpatient and home-based counseling, CPST services for adults, children, families and groups, and trauma-informed care for all ages. In addition to the Green office, other locations include Massillon, Canton, Ashland, Mansfield, Perry Township, Dover, Sebring and Wooster.

0
1284

CLIENTS
SERVED

0
18862

THERAPY
HOURS

0
3181

CPST THERAPY
HOURS

ENCOURAGE FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION

In 2017, we rebranded our foster care and adoption department from Encompass to Encourage. This name change permitted us to give foster care a unique, standalone name apart from our Encompass Counseling services.

At Encourage Foster Care & Adoption, we continue our relentless commitment to delivering an outstanding customer experience to our foster parents and the clients we serve. We do this by ensuring we provide a great match for every child we place in one of our foster homes. This philosophy continued this year as we launched a strategic recruitment plan to help us find new families as we continue to relentlessly pursue our mission. This year, we licensed 12 new foster families, placed 67 children with our families, and secured forever families for nine children. These exciting customer service milestones will continue as we partner with new local churches, including our newest partnership with Momentum Christian Church located in Twinsburg, Macedonia and Bedford Heights. New church partnerships such as this allow us to continue discovering and licensing new foster families who can care for the most vulnerable children in our communities.

0
67

CHILDREN
SERVED

0
33

FOSTER
FAMILIES

0
9

ADOPTIONS
FINALIZED

0
266

THERAPY
HOURS

0
493

CPST THERAPY
HOURS

ENCOMPASS EQUINE THERAPY AT ONE HEART STABLES

There have been so many things going on in the stables that it feels like we haven’t had a minute to sit down! We have prayed for all of our supporters this year, not only those who help the equine program but for those that support CCHO and the family of ministries as a whole.

Our program has grown significantly and continued building a good rapport within the community. We are daily blessed by the Lord. Some of those blessings include:

  • With great prayer and excitement, we have changed our name to “Encompass Equine Therapy at One Heart Stables.” Please stop by and see our facility on the CCHO campus!
  • We hired two therapists, one full-time and one part-time, to help keep up with the increased demand. We now have two outpatient therapists as well as our program director, Carla, working exclusively with our residential clients.
  • We continue to offer therapeutic sessions for our community clients with our PATH International instructor.
  • We have chosen a wonderful trauma-focused program called Natural Lifemanship that more closely aligns our equine program with our family of ministries. Natural Lifemanship is used in all our sessions now and the results have been amazing, with clients building and maintaining relationships in their personal lives while learning how to maintain emotional regulation. We also are seeing spiritual healing with many riders coming to know the Lord in a more “whole sense.” Staff have attended trainings for this program and we will begin our certification process next year.
  • We added a new therapy horse, Blue, who has quickly become a favorite contributor to our program.

We are so thankful to the Lord for his blessings and to all of our friends and loved ones who have encouraged us to build this program into what it is becoming today! THANK YOU!

0
393

CRC INDIVIDUAL
SESSIONS

0
80

CRC GROUP
SESSIONS

0
423

OUTPATIENT
SESSIONS

0
164

THERAPEUTIC
CLIENT SESSIONS

ESPERANZA DE ANA

Located in Chilca, Peru, Esperanza de Ana is an affiliate organization of CCHO. We provide services that bring guidance and emotional support to children, adolescents and their families who face personal trauma and conflict. Through part-time residential care, home-based services and an after-school program, young parents are learning to place their children as a priority and invest in more intentional holistic care. Single mommas and their children were our original clients and now we are also serving many fathers. Sixteen dads have benefited from the program last year: three single dads and 13 step-dads. In total, 36 parents received emotional support and life-skills training while 60 children received educational reinforcement and/or scholarships.

Because most of the children who enter our program are behind developmentally, we continue to focus on the educational activities that will help them reach age-level norms. In the past year, we also began incorporating more hands-on individual work projects in the afternoons to help children in both their emotional and intellectual development. Through these activities and personalized tutoring, we see the children more actively engaged in understanding the world around them and taking an interest to learn more.

0
60

CHILDREN
SERVED

0
36

PARENTS
SERVED

0
18200

TUTORING HOURS
PROVIDED

0
18000

MEALS
SERVED

VOLUNTEERS

We had nearly 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 our Great Grill Off from serving side dishes and sliders and running carnival games to setting up and tearing down. Other volunteers helped muck out stalls in our Equine Assisted Therapy program and others provided activities, lunch and Bible studies for our kids to enjoy. We also had several work groups come on campus and help with major and minor projects to keep everything looking its best. Projects included: laying new cement over at One Heart Stables to better allow clients and horses to enter and exit the barn, installing additional playground swings and outside picnic tables for each cottage, painting and weeding at our main campus, and helping to wrap nearly 1400 gifts at Christmas! To those who volunteer: THANK YOU!

0
780

VOLUNTEERS

0
3525

VOLUNTEER HOURS

AN UPDATE FROM OUR BOARD

It was an exciting year at CCHO. Our ministries continued to grow in 2017 and we served more children and families in all areas. That growth has led to expansion in our Encompass Christian Counseling offices throughout Ohio, which in turn has allowed us to effectively serve more families in a larger area.

Our Board approved the Promise Project this year, which will bring a dramatic new look to our main campus. The Promise Project will consist of renovating our on-campus housing, expanding our Worship & Retreat Center, and constructing a new building which will house classrooms and a gym for our residents. This commitment is our Promise that we will value the children whose lives and families CCHO serves. You’ll soon be hearing more about this exciting project, so stay tuned!

We truly appreciate each and every individual, church and organization that contributes to CCHO, allowing us to bring healing to hurting children and families. Our dedicated staff would welcome the opportunity to show you around our campus to learn more about the exciting work being done by our family of ministries.

Thank you from the Board, staff and children at CCHO.

Steve Porter, President of the Board of Trustees

ONE HEART, ONE FAMILY OF MINISTRIES

After rebranding CCHO in 2016, we set out to give the same treatment to our Encompass Counseling while also setting our foster care and adoption ministry apart from Encompass and giving it a new name and accompanying logo. The result is a new look that we believe better communicates our core mission of helping people experience their worth in Christ with a heart, universal to all of our branding, that represents the radical transformation that only God can initiate.

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. These logos remind 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.

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OUR EVENTS

Another year, another round of exciting events for CCHO and our family of ministries. After enjoying record attendance at our 2016 Great Grill Off, nearly 1100 people once again descended upon the CCHO campus to enjoy almost 3,500 delicious mini slider burgers, nearly 350 all-beef frankfurters and 18 gallons of ice cream! Congratulations once again to Wooster’s own Spoon Market for taking home 1st place in the burger contest! Meanwhile, our Caring4Kids golf outing continues to bring in golfers from all over the state — nearly 20 foursomes total — who support our mission.

The highlight, though, was our first ever Heart for the Home Celebration. With nearly 400 people in attendance, we spent the evening celebrating our agency’s storied past while sharing the exciting vision for our future. Attendees received a copy of our agency’s first book, “Father’s Day Miracle: Faith, Fatherhood and the Day Everything Changed for Cleveland Sports Fans,” and Dru Joyce, former mentor and high school basketball coach of LeBron James, spoke about his many years working with the young men on his teams and how his time as a coach and mentor has impacted his relationship with his own kids. Finally, a video tribute to longtime CCHO director Gary Porter put a ribbon on an incredible night.

Together, the three events raised more than $150,000 toward our annual operating budget. Incredible!

A MESSAGE FROM OUR ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR

When we take a look beyond the numbers – the number of children served, counseling hours, the money raised, etc. – what do we find? Throughout the 2016-17 fiscal year, we worked hard to intentionally share more of the stories of life-change that God is orchestrating through Christian Children’s Home of Ohio and our family of ministries. Every chance we had to communicate with you – our supporters – we tried to share meaningful stories. In our quarterly appeal letters, our bi-annual “All Things” newsletter, the blog on our website, through video, at our Heart for the Home Celebration, and even as we launched our first book, “Father’s Day Miracle: Faith, Fatherhood and the Day Everything Changed for Cleveland Sports Fans,” we focused on sharing the heart behind the numbers. We want you to understand the huge impact you are making in the lives of children, adults and families that have experienced immense trauma. We know it can be exciting and informative to review the numbers in an annual report but it’s even more important to understand what those numbers represent. In fact, we officially refer to this publication as our annual Donor Impact Report instead of an “Annual” report for that very reason. There’s a story behind every number! And, thanks to you – our donors, volunteers, staff, board and surrounding communities – lives are being impacted and changed forever.

As I mentioned in last year’s report, we’ve found it of vital importance to strategically invest in all facets of our ministry to successfully achieve our vision of becoming the partner of choice, providing services that transform lives, families and communities. Throughout the last fiscal year, we continued to evaluate and invest in both traditional Direct Programming Costs as well as innovative Core Mission Support. Take a look at the graphs on the next page and you’ll get a snapshot of what I’m referring to. We continue to believe that a strong organizational infrastructure will help our family of ministries (programs) continue to advance amidst today’s highly regulated and ever-challenging landscape.

I enjoyed meeting so many of you this past year and look forward to keeping in touch. For anyone reading this whom I haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet, please know that I’d love to connect with you. If you haven’t visited our campus in Wooster recently, perhaps it’s time for a tour. I’d love to walk the campus with you and share more about our exciting plans for the future.

Joe Franz, Director of Advancement

WISE STEWARDSHIP: 2016-17 FINANCIALS

EXPENSES: $8,054,047

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KEY

Blue: Residential (56.78%)

Purple: Encompass Therapy (27.97%)

Green: Encourage FCA (10.57%)

Orange: Esperanza de Ana (2.74%)

Pink: One Heart Stables (1.93%)

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

INCOME: $8,402,236

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KEY

Blue: Program

Red: Contributions

Green: Other

ASSETS

Cash: $1,340,014
Receivables: $714,032
Investments: $94,320
Fixed Assets: $2,039,906
Other: $172,878
Total Assets: $4,361,150

LIABILITIES & EQUITIES

Liabilities
Accounts Payable: $191,613
Accrued Payroll: $219,761
Notes Payable: 0
Other: $111,203
Total Liabilities: $522,578

Equity (Net Assets): $3,838,572

Total Liabilities & Equity: $4,361,150

INCREDIBLE SUPPORT: 2016-17 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 FY2016-17 donors, please email adv@ccho.org.)

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767

INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES

$
0
361,111

GIVEN

0
367

CHURCHES & ORGANIZATIONS

$
0
529,392

GIVEN

NOTE: Above total does not include $172,360 of donations to Esperanza de Ana nor an additional $76,624 of in-kind donations

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

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