Residential Care

24/7 Treatment for At-Risk Youth

When our doors first opened in 1882, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky operated as a traditional orphanage. We provided a safe haven for war orphans and kids with parents who struggled to provide the basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter. But as the need for orphanages waned across the United States in the 1970s, we turned our attention to what was fast becoming a community need – residential care for youth experiencing abuse, neglect, addiction, or other trauma.

Private Child Care (PCC) Residential Care

Launched in 1980 and still in operation today, our PCC residential treatment program serves male youth ages 7 to 17. These young clients are in state custody due to abuse and neglect in their families of origin, and they’ve been placed at CHNK by Kentucky’s Department for Community Based Services (DCBS).

Many of the youth in this program experience behavioral health issues (e.g., aggression, impulse control, suicidal thoughts) caused by adverse childhood experiences. Our treatment team provides them with the therapy and healthy coping skills needed to recover from past trauma. Also, if permitted by DCBS, we offer family therapy to clients, as well as family visits, phone calls, and/or home visits.

Youth in PCC Residential Treatment live on either our Devou Park campus in Covington, Kentucky or our second residential treatment campus in Burlington, Kentucky. Each campus offers family-style cottages that can each accommodate between 10 and 14 youth. Trained residential treatment specialists, shift leaders, and case managers work together as a team to oversee daily cottage life. A recreational therapist ensures clients have healthy extracurricular opportunities that advance social skills, build self-esteem, improve communication skills, and develop independent living skills.

Referrals into this program must come from DCBS; for additional information regarding admission requirements, call 1.844.YES.CHNK, email referrals@chnk.org, or visit our Make a Referral page.

Quentin Turley

Quentin Turley

Covington Residential Operations Manager