Who comes to WCCH?
We have helped raise children from single-parent homes, and children from grandparents. We have helped families experiencing behavioral or relational problems with their children. WCCH provides a Christian family environment for children who are homeless or who have other special needs.
I know someone who needs help – what do I do?
The first step is to pray and then call WCCH at (260) 632-5551.
What age children can be placed at WCCH?
Ages 6 to 21, male and female.
Do I have to give up guardianship?
Parents/guardians do not relinquish guardianship.
Whom do we serve?
WCCH is a State-Licensed, Private-Placement, Residential Child-Care Facility serving families primarily from, but not limited to, the tristate area. WCCH is licensed to provide services to both long-term and short-term placements between the ages of six and twenty-one.
How long do children normally stay at WCCH?
Long-term placements typically remain at WCCH until they graduate from high school. The principle objective for a long – term placement is to assist the family in raising a young person to maximize their potential: physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Short-term placements remain at WCCH for a period of one year. The priniciple objective for a short – term placement is to overcome behavioral and/or relationship problems so that this boy or girl may be reunited with their family.
Must I live in Indiana to place my child at WCCH?
No, children are placed at WCCH from all over the country.
What school do the children attend?
The parent/guardian along with WCCH placement staff determine the best educational environment for each child. Typically WCCH children are placed within the East Allen County Schools (Woodlan elementary, middle school or high school).
Can I visit with my child while he/she is placed at WCCH?
WCCH encourages the family to maintain ongoing contact through letters, telephone calls and regular visitation. Regular visitation includes monthly visits (2-3 days), extended visits during holidays and one vacation period during the summer.
How do I know if my child will fit the program at WCCH?
Children accepted for placement must be willing participants who demonstrate their ability to function and thrive in a (least – restrictive) normal Christian family environment.
Will my family receive counseling during their stay at WCCH?
It is the intention of WCCH to provide family services on a monthly basis, usually in conjunction with home visitation. These services include counseling and supplemental educational resources as needed and accepted by the family.
How much does it cost?
Children are evaluated for placement on a needs basis. Family participation is on a sliding scale. One of our core values is WCCH provides a home to children regardless of their ability to pay.
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