Christian Children's Home of Ohio

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Our Children's Residential Center provides a safe structured environment to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of children from all across Ohio who have been abused, neglected and traumatized by the people they should be able to trust most. Children ages 6-18 live in spacious cottages and are provided with therapeutic, social, spiritual and educational opportunities designed to aid the child with the healing process, model for them how a healthy family functions, develop coping and life skills, and introduce them to Jesus Christ.

We are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, and accredited by the Council on Accreditation, and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). We provide a safe environment where abused and neglected children find healing, discover hope and experience unconditional love.

CCHO provides a safe and stable environment where abused, neglected and traumatized children find healing, discover hope and experience unconditional love. Originally founded in 1969, CCHO's residential treatment facility in Wooster, OH is designed to meet the mental, emotional, physical, recreational and spiritual needs of as many as 45 children at one time. Children in residential care are provided a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as equine-assisted therapy, art, group, partial hospitalization, individual, play and certified trauma therapy.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Children's Home of Ohio
2685 Armstrong Rd
Wooster, OH 44691


Phone: 330-345-7949

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 341056506

CEO/President: Kevin Hewitt

Chairman: Steve Porter

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 1970

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


Our purpose: To help more children and families experience their worth in Christ.

Mission statement

Our mission: To be a safe and stable environment where abused, neglected and traumatized children find healing, discover hope and experience unconditional love.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating414 of 107448 of 142
Fund acquisition rating807 of 107593 of 142
Resource allocation rating329 of 107556 of 142
Asset utilization rating278 of 107431 of 142

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$916,451$844,431$1,290,391$826,400$762,995
Short-term investments$90,824$88,624$85,254$89,320$256,031
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,347,803$1,796,354$2,085,466$2,257,131$2,479,109
Long-term investments$5,103$5,103$5,040$5,000$0
Fixed assets$3,826,376$3,861,267$2,913,156$2,039,907$1,974,220
Other long-term assets$3,307$3,594$3,594$59,112$0
Total long-term assets$3,834,786$3,869,964$2,921,790$2,104,019$1,974,220
Total assets$8,182,589$5,666,318$5,007,256$4,361,150$4,453,329
Payables and accrued expenses$885,569$1,005,886$531,413$522,578$502,072
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$885,569$1,005,886$531,413$522,578$502,072
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,623,639$198,757$210,051$0$0
Total liabilities$2,509,208$1,204,643$741,464$522,578$502,072
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$5,330,846$4,113,285$3,698,179$2,954,634$3,055,652
With donor restrictions$342,535$348,390$567,613$883,938$895,605
Net assets$5,673,381$4,461,675$4,265,792$3,838,572$3,951,257
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Total contributions$1,716,530$1,559,905$9,194,576$7,742,311$7,599,568
Program service revenue$9,885,622$8,800,703$935,676$540,959$515,390
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$27,149$5,898$4,956($52,121)$4,870
Other revenue$319,772$189,093$112,155$95,639$125,144
Total other revenue$10,232,543$8,995,694$1,052,787$584,477$645,404
Total revenue$11,949,073$10,555,599$10,247,363$8,326,788$8,244,972
Program services$9,018,485$8,661,110$7,704,245$6,453,763$6,136,239
Management and general$1,274,971$1,241,515$1,694,494$1,613,359$1,546,203
Total expenses$10,737,367$10,359,716$9,820,143$8,439,473$8,000,612
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,211,706$195,883$427,220($112,685)$244,360
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,211,706$195,883$427,220($112,685)$244,360


Kevin HewittPresident/CEO$177,167

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/20/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


One young boy in need set in motion a ministry in Wooster, OH that has provided hope and healing to hundreds of children whose lives have been turned upside down by abuse, neglect and trauma of all kinds.

In March of 1969, a serene 175-acre farm in Wooster became known as the Christian Children's Home of Ohio (CCHO) when members of the independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ movement learned of a local boy with no safe place to call home. Initially licensed as a foster/group home serving three to five children at one time, CCHO now has five cottages on its campus that are home to as many as 36 at-risk kids at once, children who need to know that they are loved, they are valued and they are finally safe.

The first residential cottage was built in 1975 to serve 10-12 teenagers in addition to the married couple who worked as live-in houseparents. That same year, the original office building was built, a space that has since been remodeled multiple times to meet the ever increasing and changing needs of the administrative staff. Cottage #2 was built seven years later, Cottage #3 opened in 1983, the Kids Cottage was built in 1991 and Cottage #4 opened in 2003.

In 1995, CCHO introduced Poplar Ridge Stables (now One Heart Stables), an equine therapy program that not only teaches the children the importance of responsibility and care for the horses, but also provides a number of physical and emotional benefits for riders who suffer from ADD/ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, sight and speech disorders, and a number of other health diagnoses.

CCHO became licensed as an adoption agency in 1997; in 2006, the organization received COA accreditation; and in 2009, Intensive Residential Treatment Program and Certified Trauma Therapy began.

With support from dozens of churches, community organizations and a host of caring individuals along with the hard work of more than 150 employees and oversight from our Board of Trustees, CCHO exists to help people experience their worth in Christ as a licensed Child Care Agency by the Ohio Department of Human Services. We are grateful and humbled by the work God has done through CCHO, and we can't wait to see what He does over the next 50 years!

Program accomplishments

2020 Donor Impact Report:

Children's Residential Center

- 72 children served - 4548 therapy hours - 10,544 CPST hours - 28,942 day-treatment hours

Encompass Christian Counseling

- 1,858 clients served - 23,796 therapy hours - 5,559 CPST hours

Encourage Foster Care

- 90 children served in 58 foster homes - 217 therapy hours - 663 CPST hours

One Heart Stables Equine Therapy

- 99 clients served - 1,280 therapy hours


In 2018, more than 16,000 boys and girls entered foster care in Ohio, an increase of 28% since 2013 (source: PCSAO). Nearly 65% of those children were removed from their home because of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and/or alcohol/drug abuse by their guardians. Kids coming from these volatile situations need a safe place to process their trauma so they can find healing.