When CCHO was founded in 1969, one married couple in one farmhouse provided a safe place to stay for three to five kids at one time. Today, our family of ministries regularly serves more than 1,000 children and adults each month from nearly 20 different regional locations.

Through five decades of ministry, we have been privileged to watch broken people, broken families, and broken hearts be made new by a loving and redemptive God. To celebrate everything God has done in and through our agency, we will be sharing 50 Stories for 50 Years of Ministry throughout 2019. These stories will come from all corners of our ministry: former CCHO residents as well as past and present counseling clients and foster care families and children; current and former employees and board members; volunteers and long-time donors; and supporting churches.

Find our latest stories below and check back throughout the year to read more. Have a story of your own that you’d like to share? Fill out the form at the bottom of the 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!