The mission of Christ Child House is to “provide professional and comprehensive treatment programs for children and families at risk through therapeutic services focused on individualized treatment.”

The philosophy of Christ Child House — “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood” — guides the agency in its special mission.

Christ Child House has been providing care for abused and neglected children in the Detroit area since 1948. Today  CCH is an intensive residential treatment center licensed by the state of Michigan providing  services for up to 25 boys, ages 5 through 16. The youth in our care usually suffer from emotional, behavioral and physical impairment resulting from severe abuse and neglect.

Christ Child House, which is owned and operated by the Christ Child Society of Detroit. We are a nationally respected 501(c)(3) agency that is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Families and Children (COA). We are also a member of the Michigan Federation for Children and Families. In 2012 The House was named “Best Children’s Home in Detroit” for the fourth year in a row, by the US. Commerce Association.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Monetary donations  Christ Child House is always in need of financial contributions to help sustain and expand the agency’s programs and ...

Monetary donations 

Christ Child House can always utilize financial contributions to assist in sustaining and expanding the agency’s programs and services.

 If you would like to make a tax-deductible, charitable donation to Christ Child House, please click on the “Donations Welcome”

button below or send a check, made out to Christ Child House, to:

Christ Child House Attn:

Donation 15751 Joy Road

Detroit, Michigan 48228  

Volunteer Opportunities:

Adult volunteers are always needed for the tutoring program at Christ Child House. Most tutors come to the House for an hour once a week, usually after school or in the early evening. Our boys need patience and individual attention to assist with homework; neither specific knowledge nor a teaching degree are required. We ask that you commit to a six-month period of time to provide continuity and stability for the student; many tutors find the experience greatly rewarding and stay with us for several years.  For more information please contact Kim Kelsey, Academic Coordinator 313-584-6077 Ext. 26.


Event Sponsorship:
Do you have a business which caters to children? The House is always looking for extra-curricular activities for our active boys. If you have the means and desire to sponsor an event, either in-house or offsite, please contact the agency at 313-584-6077. CCH is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity and your donation will be tax deductible.

  • Volunteer and group activity sponsorship opportunities at Christ Child House include: 
    • Mentoring
    • Hosting/sponsoring group activities such as yoga and exercise classes, Cosplay, pottery workshops/classes, Arts and Scraps, wood shop classes and model car building classes and dance classes 
    • Game night sponsorships (come and play board and video games with the boys and provide lunch or dinner)
    • Movie night
    • Social, cultural and recreational trips to the movies, museums, science centers, zoos, camping, Dave and Buster, LEGOLAND, Whirly ball,  bowling, roller-skating, ice skating, Detroit Winterfest and dinner out, pizza gift certificates, restaurant gift certificates

In-Kind Donations

  • In-kind donations are always welcomed and appreciated by Christ Child House.
  • If you would like to donate any of the items on our wish list, please contact the agency at 313-584-6077