The Children's Home of Cincinnati  Lenox Non-Profit of the Month

The Children’s Home of Cincinnati was founded as an orphanage in 1864, and began its ongoing commitment to children and their families.  Currently they have nearly 400 employees who manage more than twenty lines of business that include behavioral health services, education services and early childhood services.  Last year they worked in over 177 schools, and helped over eight thousand individuals.  Their fifty acre campus houses eleven buildings.

In addition to its main location on Madison Road, and its nearby Autism High School, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati employs licensed social workers, counselors and therapists integrated into community schools. When a teacher or a parent realizes that a child is at-risk, a staff member from The Children’s Home of Cincinnati can provide assistance. 

The mission of the organization is “Creating lasting results that strengthen families and our community by guiding individuals – from infancy to independence- through comprehensive education, behavioral, and health services". Success stories are chronicled daily. Early childhood and school age services include quality preschool; the Every Child Succeeds program, which gives at-home visitation services to first time parents who are at risk; after school enrichment programs; and a ten week summer camp that exposes children to sports and the arts while developing their leadership skills.

The Children’s Home of Cincinnati’s education programs address behavioral and learning challenges, and provide counseling, case management, medical management and therapeutic treatment.  The organization was rated as the fifth best large nonprofit (out of two million in the country) by the Nonprofit Times.    It was also named as a 2017 Top Workplace by The Cincinnati Enquirer.  When the Teaching Family Association polled parents one hundred percent of them acknowledged that they would recommend The Children’s Home of Cincinnati.

In August 2017, its Autism Services division moved to a new location at 4550 Red Bank Road, allowing The Children’s Home to offer all its autism programs under one roof.

Here are the five programs The Children’s Home offers as part of its Autism Services portfolio for teens and young adults who haven’t reached their 22nd birthday.

·       The High School for Students with Autism and Related Disorders offers credit toward a high school diploma. Students considered mild-to-moderate on the autism spectrum are eligible to enroll, and should be able to work in a 1:4 teacher-student ratio. Class sizes are limited to 8-10 students, and a class day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each day’s schedule consists of academic and artistic instruction, speech and occupational therapy and social and life skills programming with an emphasis on job and college readiness.

·       Ready Set Work! is a four-week program to prepare young people ages 14-21 to develop job readiness skills and work toward independence.

·       The Ready 2 Work! summer program is open to high school graduates and provides a 10-week paid internship that provides hands-on job experience with business partners such as Greenacres, US Bank and Contemporary Cabinetry.

·       Making the In 2017, The Children’s Home added Transition to Adulthood as a school-year transitional program for young adults who have met their educational requirements, but have deferred earning a high school diploma. The Children’s Home added it in 2016.

The Children’s Home of Cincinnati is located at 5050 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

For more information, call 513.272.2800 or visit

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