Who would have guessed that a single-family house, an old barn and a couple out-buildings on 175 acres in Wooster, OH would have turned into…this? When Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO) opened in 1969, the vision of our founders was both simple and profound: a place where kids and God could meet. As we celebrate our 50th year of ministry in 2019, we are grateful that their vision has not only been fulfilled, but that it’s grown into our purpose of helping children, adults and families experience their worth in Christ.

In those 50 years, CCHO has expanded in so many ways. We now have four residential cottages on our campus housing as many as 36 kids at a time; we’ve developed a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet the mental, emotional, physical, recreational and spiritual needs of each of our young residents; we offer equine-assisted therapy from One Heart Stables here on campus; and today, our family of ministries includes Encompass Christian Counseling and Encourage Foster Care.

Celebrate with Us!

Throughout the year, we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in a host of fun ways. Most notably, we are planning what promises to be a memorable celebration weekend in June, and we hope you can make it! More details to follow.

Saturday, June 8

Our golden reunion will celebrate all that God has done through CCHO and our family of ministries. Join us for a buffet dinner and an evening of testimonies, worship and fellowship as we revisit the past and launch into our next 50 years. Tickets are on sale now.


Doors open; dinner begins at 5:15


Praise & Worship


Legacy Testimonies

Sunday, June 9

Gather friends and family to taste delicious sliders and picnic classics at our seventh annual Great Grill Off. Vote for your favorite burger and enjoy a variety of kid-friendly activities, including hay rides and carnival games. This summer favorite will be extra special this year!

Doors open at 12:30

Donations accepted on your way in!

Choose your burgers

Up to 3 per adult and 2 per child

Fun for everyone!

Bounce houses, games, rides and more

50 Stories for 50 Years of Ministry

To commemorate our 50th anniversary, we will be sharing stories of the lives that have been forever changed by the work God has done through our family of ministries. Check back throughout the year for more stories from this series.

Have a story of your own to share? Submit it using the form at the bottom of this page!

Tell Us Your Story

Are you a former CCHO resident? Maybe a past employee or board member, or someone connected to Encourage Foster Care or Encompass Christian Counseling? Have you supported our ministries financially or by volunteering your time and talents? If you’ve been connected to our family of ministries in any way over the last 50 years, we’d love to hear your story. Has your life been impacted by our family of ministries in a meaningful way? Simply fill out the form below with as much detail as you’d like and hit that “send” button. We’ll be sharing submitted stories throughout the year and yours could be included!

Celebration Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who have helped make the 50th Celebration Weekend possible. Click the blue button to learn more about the available sponsorship opportunities and how you can support our family of ministries during our 50th Celebration Weekend!




Our 50th Anniversary invitations were generously supported by Northern Ohio Printing.