Organizations We Love: Christ Child Society Detroit
Who They Are:
The Christ Child Society has a long and revered history both nationally and in the Detroit area.
The Christ Child Society of Detroit (CCSD) was founded in 1912 by a small group of women, who followed the vision of national founder, Mary Virginia Merrick, by dedicating themselves to meeting the material, educational, emotional and spiritual needs of poor and disadvantaged children in the Detroit area.
The organizations earliest mission was to assemble and distribute layettes — small bundles of baby clothes and supplies to needy mothers. Times change and CCSD’s services have evolved correspondingly, they are dedicated to improving the well being of disadvantaged and at-risk children in the greater Metropolitan Detroit area.
Christ Child House:
Christ Child House has been owned and operated by CCSD since 1948. The facility, now located on a two acre campus in Detroit, Michigan, is a sophisticated, state-licensed, residential treatment center, which can accommodate up to 31 boys ages 6 through 16. Many of the boys suffer the traumatic emotional scars of physical abuse or severe neglect. Licensed by the State of Michigan and nationally accredited by the prestigious Council of Accreditation of Services for Families and Children (COA), the House provides services to boys of every race, creed and national origin. Children stay in care an average of 13 months, depending upon their individual treatment needs.
The severity of the boys’ problems requires the skills of a highly trained professional staff. This team, which includes youth specialists, clinical therapists, recreational and educational staff and a registered nurse, creates a highly structured treatment plan for each child to help rebuild his life. The House team has grown to 60 full and part-time staff, whose work is supported by that of many active volunteers from both within and beyond the Society.
During these difficult times it is important that we all take care of each other. We are honored to be donating 10% of all proceeds from April 9th-April 16th to help provide meals for the staff of the Christ Child Society House.
To learn more about this amazing organization you can visit their website: http://www.ccsdetroit.org/