The mission of CHRIS Kids is to break the cycle of abuse by healing children, strengthening families and building community. We believe that the best place for a child to be is with their own family if this is at all possible. To help make that happen, CHRIS Kids developed a range of prevention and intervention services and a reunification program that assists children in returning to live with their families. We created a no-eject summer day camp, Camp CHRIS, to help families provide structure, safety and enrichment for their children. But some kids need more and for them we offer a community based treatment alternative – a CHRIS Kids family. Over half the children who come in to our therapeutic group homes have no identified family member involved in their lives so we try to locate relatives and provide mentors to ensure lasting relationships. While living in a CHRIS Kids family children receive mental health treatment designed to help them learn how to behave responsibility at home, at school, and in the community. CHRIS Kids strengthens families and offers opportunity, hope and healing to victimized children.
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