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.

Contact information

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


Phone: 330-345-7949


Organization details

EIN: 341056506

CEO/President: Kevin Hewitt

Chairman: Steve Porter

Board size: 9


Year founded: 1970

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


Our purpose is to help more children and families experience their worth in Christ.

Mission statement

Christian Children's Home of Ohio provides a safe and stable environment where abused, neglected and abandoned children find healing, discover hope and experience unconditional love.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating132 of 8577 of 21
Fund acquisition rating96 of 8574 of 21
Resource allocation rating465 of 85716 of 21
Asset utilization rating179 of 8575 of 21

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,290,391$826,400$762,995$585,369$600,546
Short-term investments$85,254$89,320$256,031$454,120$462,673
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,085,466$2,257,131$2,479,109$2,346,218$2,198,348
Long-term investments$5,040$5,000$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,913,156$2,039,907$1,974,220$1,847,759$1,690,273
Other long-term assets$3,594$59,112$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,921,790$2,104,019$1,974,220$1,847,759$1,690,273
Total assets$5,007,256$4,361,150$4,453,329$4,193,977$3,888,621
Payables and accrued expenses$531,413$522,578$502,072$487,080$471,401
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$531,413$522,578$502,072$487,080$471,401
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$210,051$0$0$0$45,508
Total liabilities$741,464$522,578$502,072$487,080$516,909
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$501,714$819,225$835,804$841,137$870,447
Permanently restricted$65,899$64,713$59,801$66,422$72,834
Net assets$4,265,792$3,838,572$3,951,257$3,706,897$3,371,712
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Total contributions$9,194,576$7,742,311$7,599,568$7,435,922$7,321,891
Program service revenue$935,676$540,959$515,390$459,936$479,450
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,956($52,121)$4,870($50,179)($7,948)
Other revenue$112,155$95,639$125,144$80,389$269,639
Total other revenue$1,052,787$584,477$645,404$490,146$741,141
Total revenue$10,247,363$8,326,788$8,244,972$7,926,068$8,063,032
Program services$7,704,245$6,453,763$6,136,239$5,803,056$5,321,793
Management and general$1,694,494$1,613,359$1,546,203$1,374,036$1,075,773
Total expenses$9,820,143$8,439,473$8,000,612$7,590,885$6,753,995
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$427,220($112,685)$244,360$335,183$1,309,037
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$427,220($112,685)$244,360$335,183$1,309,037


Margaret VasquezEmployee$189,709
Kevin HewittPresident/CEO$157,337

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/18/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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