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DCCH Center for Children & Families

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 61 people are interested


Children in our Residential Treatment Center are girls and boys, ages six-14, who have experienced traumatic child abuse and neglect. As a key part of their treatment, they need adults in their life to model appropriate child/adult behaviors. Most haven’t ever had one-on-one, healthy, positive relationships in their life and adults have not been kind to them. Building a consistent relationship with a kind and considerate adult can mean the difference in a child’s life, setting them up for success once they move on from DCCH.

Your Role

  • As a mentor or surrogate family, you work with a child placed by the Residential Treatment Team. We ask you to provide the child with the opportunity for one-on-one and/or family activities for at least three hours per week.

Benefits of the Work

  • You are an essential component of the treatment process and have a significant impact on the life of a child.
  • Staff supports you to guide the youth through any challenges you may experience.


  • All information is extremely confidential. A criminal background check and Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Check are REQUIRED by the State of Kentucky and the Council on Accreditation.
  • DCCH does not participate in court-ordered community service.

Thank you for considering DCCH Center for Children and Families.

Please visit www.dcchcenter.orgto download the Direct Service Volunteer Application form today!

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About DCCH Center for Children & Families


75 Orphanage Road, P.O. Box 17007, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017, US

Mission Statement

Since 1848, DCCH Center has helped thousands of children in need. Our mission is to express God’s love through quality care and compassionate services. What was once a traditional orphanage, where children would live until they were either emancipated or adopted, is now a multi-faceted agency focused in several areas: our Residential Treatment Program for boys and girls, ages six to 14, many of whom have suffered severe abuse and/or neglect; Guardian Angel School; Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Program; and The Therapy Center at DCCH - providing outpatient therapy which is open to the entire community.


DCCH Center for Children and Families has been providing social services in Kentucky since 1848. DCCH Center is a multi-service nonprofit specializing in residential treatment for girls and boys, ages 6-14, who have experienced extreme physical/sexual abuse and neglect. DCCH goals are to assist, stabilize, treat, and educate children and their families while facilitating changes in relationships, attitudes, and behavior. DCCH also has a Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption program and an Outpatient Therapy Center which is open to the public. Through a continuum of support and assistance, we strive to establish the children in a positive and safe family setting. Please visit www.dcchcenter.org for more information.

DCCH is a United Way Agency Partner, accredited by the Council on Accreditation, affiliated with the Diocese of Covington, and member of the Children's Alliance and Foster Care Cooperative.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support


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DCCH Center for Children and Families75 Orphanage RoadFort Mitchell, KY 41017



  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • 3 Hours per week
  • Active auto Insurance and VIRTUS Training

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