CCHO Stories

The importance of third shift

Third shift staff are integral to the cottage residents and routine. Learn more about this important role and how it benefits our kids.

Being the hands, feet and heart of Jesus

We have the best staff. Kind, selfless, encouraging, compassionate—all for the sake of life change for kids from hard places. Those qualities are making a difference on our Wooster campus. Here’s what one of our residential team members, Cindy Lechner, recently shared on her social media page.

Shining stars in the classroom

In today’s blog, CCHO Elementary Teacher Samantha Ponting shares about two shining stars in the classroom who made incredible strides in reading this past year. Let’s celebrate the hard work of students and staff and commit to making it a great year for learning for all of our kids.

Learning to trust

Learning to trust

Today we celebrate a special seven-year-old girl who learned to trust again after years of brokenness and abuse. She learned at CCHO that she is worthy of love and is worthy of being taken care of.

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Dignity and respect

Dignity and respect

We love hearing from former residents. Sometimes we receive an email, other times a phone call. God has a special way of surprising us with their stories.

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Summer joy!

Summer joy!

Our residential program team loves investing in the lives of children all year round, but summer show off hours of planning and preparation in previous months.

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A new summer tradition

A new summer tradition

Summer is filled with special moments. Longer days and more time outside of the classroom offer opportunities for special events and unique connections. Today’s blog post comes from CCHO Advancement Coordinator Jenny Myers. She’s always had a soft spot for in her heart for children who’ve come from abuse and neglect. Here is her story.

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Trauma therapy goes outdoors

Trauma therapy goes outdoors

The summer months are a great time for our art and trauma therapy program to try different ventures with our youth. The warmer weather gives participants the opportunity to explore outdoor art activities and gardening projects.

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A salute to Sons of God Motorcycle Club

A salute to Sons of God Motorcycle Club

For the past several years, summer at CCHO also means a visit from the Sons of God Motorcycle Club. Because of COVID-19, the difficult decision was made to keep everyone safe by not gathering this year. This blog post is a salute to their amazing volunteer work.

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Resident on the rise

Resident on the rise

James from our teen boys cottage is one heart on the rise. He will soon graduate from our program and move on to independent living. When asked what he will take away from CCHO and what he liked about the program, here’s what James replied.

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