Founded in 1882 by Colonel Amos Shinkle, CHNK originally served the community as an orphanage for children who were homeless or orphaned. In the 1980s, we shifted our focus to abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. Much like our founder, who also financed the building of the Ohio River’s landmark Suspension Bridge, we build bridges – to better futures – for the children in our care.
CHNK is a community leader providing children and families with opportunity and hope for better lives by offering both residential and community-based programs, in addition to being an advocate for the children in our care. We operate two campuses – one in Burlington and one in Covington’s Devou Park. Last year, the Home impacted over 400 children and families in over 30 counties across the Commonwealth.