Our services and programs are comprehensive and reflect the recognition that healing comes in many forms. We are dedicated to providing the support and encouragement needed to ensure that each child feels valued as they make progress toward their goals.
Our formal therapeutic programs are the WIN STAR, WIN, WIN Advanced and WIN Excel programs and are based on several evidenced based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification techniques (positive reinforcement and consequences) and positive youth development.
Likewise, beyond the formal therapeutic programming that takes place, we believe that each child deserves to be a child, to enjoy and celebrate the same events, accomplishments, and milestones as other children. That’s why our activities include birthday celebrations, college tours, and school events such as proms.
All of our residents are enrolled in school or pursue their GED, and older children may obtain part-time jobs in the community.
For residents participating in the Independent Living Project, we also provide assistance with personal finance and budgets, job search, resume writing, interviewing techniques, navigating public transportation options, cooking, cleaning, comparison shopping, and other daily life skills.
All programs offered by the Christian Home of Johnstown, Inc. are designed to strengthen the child’s relationships with his/her peers, adults, and family members. Supervision and structure are provided to help the child meet his/her individual and developmental needs. Emphasis is placed on increasing self-esteem, social skills and self-reliance. Residents are given the opportunity to earn privileges by demonstrating appropriate behavior in situations of increased responsibility. The ultimate goal is the successful reintegration of the child into a family and/or community living environment.