The Woodburn Christian Children's Home promotes spiritual, mental, and physical well-being through the development of Christian faith and values, along with positive attitudes, the exercise of cognitive process and the practice of healthy living principles. WCCH instills these principles on a daily basis as we practice consistent Christian family living with the children in our care.
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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 makes provisions for future growth and effectiveness within the ministry of Christian residential care. The following strategies will be implemented to reach goals outlined in our vision/mission statements while maintaining the framework of our core values.
Immediate Expansion Vision: Build a multipurpose building to incorporate a gymnasium, chapel, counseling rooms, office space, life skill, kitchen, and food storage (design to meet school building codes). Build a 10-bedroom residential home to expand childcare capabilities. The home would accommodate 10 children (6 to 21 yrs old). Miscellaneous Building projects: mound system, retention-fishing pond, baseball field, challenge course in woods, and relocate existing maintenance building to wooded area.
Future Expansion Vision: Build a 10-bedroom "transitional living" residential home to expand our program capabilities. The home will accommodate young adults. 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).