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WCCH, a ministry of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, is broadly supported by the Christian community throughout the tristate area.
WCCH accepts no public funds but is entirely funded by private donations.
WCCH accepts only private placements referred primarily through churches.
WCCH provides a home to children regardless of their ability to pay.
WCCH integrates the Christian faith into every-day life. No part of our daily life will be separated from the expression of our faith.
Our mission is to provide a Christian home for children in need – to minister to children and families on physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Our vision is to live out the commission given in James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
The Woodburn Christian Children's Home is making provision to remain faithful. History demonstrates that it is the tendency of any para-church organization to become more secular with the passage of time. Funding pressures and licensure requirements have a tendency to push children's homes in this direction. The following strategies will combat these pressures: • Build a strong financial foundation through the development of the Legacy (endowment) Fund and a strong, independent base of monthly support through churches, individuals, organizations, and grant foundations. • Participate in the development of state-level legislation so that regulations remain favorable to Christian ministries such as WCCH. • Communicate with a fully informed and committed Board of Directors. • Develop resident referral network, staff recruitment and training.
The Board-approved strategic plan also includes a master site plan (land usage). The site plan will include future expansion of building facilities such as additional residential homes and support structures.
Three Year Plan: Build a multipurpose building. The building will incorporate a “junior high” size gymnasium, chapel, counseling rooms, office space, conference room, recreational room, kitchen, and food storage (dry and cold). The building will be designed to meet relevant building codes for a future school building.
Five Year Plan: Build a 10-bedroom residential home to expand our population capabilities. The home would accommodate 10 children (6 to 21 yrs old).
Ten Year Plan: Build a 10-bedroom residential home to expand our program capabilities. The home will accommodate children ranging in age from 18 to 30 years old. This specialized transitional living setting will respond to the specific needs of young people preparing to leave our residential program who do not have a viable home or family environment to transition into after WCCH. The program will ease the adjustment into independent living.
Joe Heins, MA Sociology | Executive Director
Dennis Armstrong | President
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed (Psalm 82:3).