Diocesan Catholic Children's Home

75 Orphanage Rd, Covington, KY 41017, Usa
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Our missionThe mission of DCCH Center for Children and Families is to express God’s love by providing compassionate care and quality services to address the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of children and families.
Ways to help

Mentoring

Mentoring a child supports our residents by continuing to develop appropriate relationships with adults, and keeping the youth connected to the community to which they will return. Mentors are matched one-on-one with a child from our program. Adults considering this opportunity must be able to volunteer at least one time per week for 2-4 hours throughout the child's 6-12 month stay at DCCH. Must be 21+
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Group Activities

Do you want to get involved with the kids but are unsure of the time commitment or nervous about getting started? The HALO (Helping All the Little Ones) group provides fun activities like holiday parties, cookouts, community outings, and other special events for the children in our residential treatment program. Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7 PM on the DCCH campus.
  • Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Educational Activities: Technological

Do your friends and family members often come to you with questions about computers and their mobile devices? If so and you would like to help children learn about tools such as Microsoft Office programs, Apple mobile applications, research resources, Prezi presentation software, or general typing skills, contact us TODAY!
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Transportation/Grounds/Maintenance Needs

We have many other roles to be filled by individuals and groups of all sizes: furniture pickup for our Flea Market, general maintenance for buildings and grounds, general housekeeping for floors and gymnasium, painting, and more! We have the necessary equipment and tools to complete these jobs. All we need are willing volunteers.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Sponsor a Family

Did you know many of our children come from counties outside of the Northern Kentucky region? And sometimes, it is difficult for a child's family to afford to put gas in their car and visit their child. Fuel cards and fast-food gift certificates are wonderful gifts you can provide for a child and their family. You give a child encouragement when they are able to see their relatives' faces for the first time since they arrived at DCCH.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Instructional Activities

Do you have experience teaching children how to do Yoga, Dance, Gymnastics, Music or Art? Many of our kids are willing and eager to learn new skills. They just need you!
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Clerical Duties

Our volunteers are as awesome and unique as the kids in our care! And we know you might want to volunteer in a "behind-the-scenes" role. Well, we have the job for you! You can help support some of our team with duties such as filing, mailings, school attendance, and general record keeping.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Sponsor a Child

The kids we serve LOVE to feel special! Activities that give them a break from their normal routines and letters in the mail from their Pen Pals are some of their favorite things. So whether it is a special dinner one night each month or a weekly craft for them and their peers, you are sure to bring a smile to their faces and love to their hearts!
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Equine Program

We are always looking for dedicated individuals and groups to help with our Equine program. Opportunities include grooming, training, feeding, leading, side walking, and maintaining. For a detailed explanation of each responsibility, check out the Volunteers Needed for Equine Program article.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpBy creating opportunities for our kids you are giving them more chances to be successful and creative! Mentors provide a child with a supportive relationship they can look to for advice and encouragement during one of the toughest times of their life. Or by volunteering and shouldering some of our staff's responsibilities, you allow them to spend more time with a child in their time of need.
About usWe offer outpatient therapy and counseling, residential treatment, foster care, adoption, and training services to children, families and residents of Northern Kentucky. Starting out as an orphanage in 1848, DCCH has been helping children and families for over 160 years. At DCCH, we provide children who have been removed from their homes due to extreme physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect with a safe place to sleep, healthy meals, appropriate clothing and shoes, specialized education, and intensive behavioral therapy to move them out of pain and suffering to a place where they find a strong sense of security, peace, and hope.
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