Supporting Children & Families in Crisis

Our Services

For more than 120 years, we've been helping families in crisis. Providing traditional and intensive care residential treatment, Cleveland Christian Home helps children to live in less restrictive environments, whether that's foster care, another facility, or if possible, home. Our goal is sustainable recovery from trauma. CCH staff participate in ongoing professional staff development and training, but equally important, our team has the heart for our work, which is essential. 

Traditional and Intensive Care

CCH Residential Treatment Facility

Cleveland Christian Home has provided a safe place for kids for over 120 years. Founded as an orphanage in 1900, CCH has evolved into a residential treatment center for children and youth, and a resource for families facing disruption. Like our founder,  Rev. Henry Timme, a Pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we cannot ignore children in crisis and will work to provide therapy in a setting where clinically sound care, compassion, and dignity guide our programs.

Open Residential Treatment

Open Residential Treatment has the capacity to serve 30 males, ages 6-17, who are moderate– to severely emotionally disturbed.

Most of those referred to our program have a history of severe abuse or neglect, and unruly behavior and/or delinquency problems, and come to us from foster care, other residential centers or psychiatric hospitals. During
placement, our residents develop coping skills and learn to use self-control to change unacceptable behaviors and to grow psychologically and emotionally.

CCH’s residential treatment programs have as their primary goal helping our residents develop the skills necessary to function well in a family environment and in the community.

CCH utilizes trauma informed, evidence–based, and culturally competent  treatment approaches.

Intensive Residential Treatement

Secured Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU) provides services for up to 16 males ages 6-17, who have a serious emotional disturbance and are in temporary need of a highly supervised and restrictive environment for their own safety and/or that of others. Most of these youth will be receiving psychotropic medications.

The primary focus of the Intensive Treatment Unit is on the provision of services that strive to move the child from secured intensive residential care to a less restrictive environment as quickly as possible.

Average length of stay ranges from five to eight months, based on treatment progress.

ITU provides a trauma informed, therapeutically safe and responsive environment to help residents regain control of their lives.