The Children’s Home (TCH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency serving New Jersey’s children and youth, ages 8 – 21. Founded in 1864 to care for the needs of Civil War orphans, TCH has evolved through the years as the child welfare system and the needs of New Jersey’s children have changed. Today, TCH serves New Jersey’s youth with a wide variety of needs. Referred from the entire state of New Jersey by the Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS) and Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, TCH serves over 100 children,youth and young adults at any one time and over 300 annually.
Our residential treatment programs serve troubled, at-risk, emotionally disturbed and traumatized youth who experience a range of emotional and behavioral problems as well as mental health issues. They are served mainly by our expansive Mount Holly campus complete with clinical and nursing staff, a special education school, gymnasium, computer lab, outdoor basketball court, softball field, library, recreation center, cafeteria, and single family and cottage style homes. Additional housing is provided
off-campus in single family homes within Burlington, Mercer, and Ocean counties.
TCH also serves adjudicated youth through a detention alternative youth shelter, and our new Home Alternative Release Program. Furthermore, TCH provides affordable housing and other services to aging-out youth through our supported housing independent living program. Additionally, The Children’s Home now serves NJ’s autistic youth population. The recent inception of our in-home Community Placement Enhancement Program offers respite and behavioral support training for developmentally disabled youth and their families.
TCH aims to provide the youth we serve with a continuum of care so they may learn the life skills needed to lead productive, happy lives. It is our vision that the children and families whose lives we touch will realize their potential and experience brighter tomorrows, in part due to the caring, nurturing and learning atmosphere of The