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.
Our annual Junior Board Charity Ball goes Hollywood for its 78th year! Walk the red carpet and join us for an evening of glitz and glamour in support of our residential treatment program. Click “read more” for additional details and the opportunity to sponsor the event or purchase individual tickets.