Christian Children's Home of Ohio

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


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

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating270 of 9139 of 24
Fund acquisition rating698 of 91516 of 24
Resource allocation rating283 of 91511 of 24
Asset utilization rating105 of 9135 of 24

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses


Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$844,431$1,290,391$826,400$762,995$585,369
Short-term investments$88,624$85,254$89,320$256,031$454,120
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,796,354$2,085,466$2,257,131$2,479,109$2,346,218
Long-term investments$5,103$5,040$5,000$0$0
Fixed assets$3,861,267$2,913,156$2,039,907$1,974,220$1,847,759
Other long-term assets$3,594$3,594$59,112$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,869,964$2,921,790$2,104,019$1,974,220$1,847,759
Total assets$5,666,318$5,007,256$4,361,150$4,453,329$4,193,977
Payables and accrued expenses$1,005,886$531,413$522,578$502,072$487,080
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,005,886$531,413$522,578$502,072$487,080
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$198,757$210,051$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,204,643$741,464$522,578$502,072$487,080
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$4,113,285$3,698,179$2,954,634$3,055,652$2,799,338
With donor restrictions$348,390$567,613$883,938$895,605$907,559
Net assets$4,461,675$4,265,792$3,838,572$3,951,257$3,706,897
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,559,905$9,194,576$7,742,311$7,599,568$7,435,922
Program service revenue$8,800,703$935,676$540,959$515,390$459,936
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,898$4,956($52,121)$4,870($50,179)
Other revenue$189,093$112,155$95,639$125,144$80,389
Total other revenue$8,995,694$1,052,787$584,477$645,404$490,146
Total revenue$10,555,599$10,247,363$8,326,788$8,244,972$7,926,068
Program services$8,661,110$7,704,245$6,453,763$6,136,239$5,803,056
Management and general$1,241,515$1,694,494$1,613,359$1,546,203$1,374,036
Total expenses$10,359,716$9,820,143$8,439,473$8,000,612$7,590,885
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$195,883$427,220($112,685)$244,360$335,183
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$195,883$427,220($112,685)$244,360$335,183


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