Children’s Residential Center

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO) is an open residential that operates under a least-restriction philosophy and seeks to normalize the experience of being in residential care by offering a wide variety of learning, growth and community opportunities for residents.

We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families, licensed by Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services, certified by Ohio Dept. of Mental Health, and a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance. Click to see all of our certifications and licensures.

Private Placements

Most placements for the Children’s Residential Center are made by referring counties. However, we are willing to consider applications from private placements. Please click here to download the placement application. For more information, contact Lori Cline, Placement Coordinator, at 330.345.7949, ext. 2334, or residential@ccho.org. Completed applications can be faxed to 330.345.5218, attn: Lori Cline.

Specialized Approach

The CCHO team employs a trauma-effective approach to engage residents in a calm and compassionate way, eliciting safety and focusing on relationships and connection. Staff members are certified in Safe Crisis Management and focus on preventive strategies, de-escalation skills, incentive plans and creative interventions to create the least restrictive environment for clients.

Daily routines provide structure for clients with a balance of flexibility to encourage client engagement. Our program utilizes an innovative status system directly linked to residents’ individualized treatment plan goals. This system encourages goal setting and the ability to clearly view progress/outcomes while allowing the treatment team to provide a specialized approach to meet the individual needs of clients.

Residents are exposed to community integration activities like sporting events, theatre, museums and concerts. Field days and other campus-wide activities are scheduled to enrich resident life, promote teamwork and social skills, and prepare residents for community living.

Campus Life

Children ages 6-18 reside in multiple cottages based on age, development and gender. Additionally:

  • All cottages contain individual bedrooms for each client and sensory rooms, in addition to an outdoor sensory tower and trail that residents can access.
  • Our open campus includes a vast wooded area with hiking trails and a ropes course with our own Certified Ropes Course Instructor on staff.
  • Our in-ground pool is bordered by a horse pasture, baseball/softball field and outdoor basketball court.
  • Our new commissary and education building with a middle school-sized gymnasium offer normalization for residents and increased quality of service.

CCHO BY THE NUMBERS

3-to-1

client-to-staff ratio

24/7

supervision of all clients

3-4

average hours of weekly individual therapy per client

5-7

average hours of weekly CPST services per client

7

days of weekly Day Treatment groups

6-9

average monthly length of stay per client

Therapy Services

Three clinicians per cottage provide individual and group therapy, and CPST services. Daily therapy incorporates multi-disciplinary trauma-effective methods aimed at trauma resolution through our Thrive program, implementation of skills to manage mental health/behavioral concerns, and reintegration into community life. Additional treatment includes recreational therapy, art therapy, and equine therapy in our onsite stables.

CLINICAL ROLES & SERVICES

Click below to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the clinicians in our residential cottages and across our campus.

VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a virtual walk around our campus to learn more about how our program works. Our virtual tour includes insight into treatment plans, on-campus school, cottage life and more.

RELATED SERVICES

In addition to our children’s residential center, our family of ministries also offers licensed, professional therapy for people of all ages as well as traditional foster care services.

Wellness Policy

Our Wellness Policy states goals set for CRC nutrition education, physical activity and school-based activities that promote physical well-being. The policy, which meets requirements set by the Ohio Department of Education, was developed as a result of meetings held with Norwayne Local Schools, the CCHO Certified Ropes Course Instructor, the CCHO Campus Nurse, several CCHO CRC staff, local parents and residents in the CRC program.

Click here to read our Wellness Policy.

Important Information for Our Neighbors

As a neighbor to Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, we understand that being a part of this community can be challenging and we extend our heartfelt appreciation for your support and understanding. Please contact our 24-hour hotline at 330.621.4507 if you have a concern or to report an urgent matter. When you call, please state your name and the nature of your inquiry. We may need to ask for an address or location if the situation requires our immediate attention. If you are calling to voice a concern, it is not necessary to provide your personal information. If you prefer to email us, you may contact Shawn Yambor, Director of Residential, at yambors@ccho.org. If you would like to receive a return call, please leave your contact information and the best time to reach you.

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