The Southern Berks News
The Children’s Home of Reading
1010 Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19601 610-478-8266, www.buildingkidslives.org
The Children’s Home of Reading (CHOR) has responded to the needs of children and families in crisis in Berks County and surrounding communities for over 135 years. We have evolved to meet the needs of the community and have become a respected leader in assisting youth with behavioral and mental health issues.
CHOR’s unique service model is dedicated to providing trauma-informed care approaches to healing, where every child/families’ needs are respected, informed, connected and hopeful regarding their own recovery. CHOR aims to work in a collaborative way with adolescents as well as their families and other human service agencies in a manner that acts in their continued best interest.
CHOR’s comprehensive programs help families heal through treatment, education and counseling serving over 110 children and their families annually throughout Berks County and the Lehigh Valley.
Programs include: acute partial hospitalization program (ages 5-18); adoption and post adoption services; evening reporting center (males 10-18 years of age) in Berks County; foster care (birth – 21 years of age); specialized foster care (ages 12-21); Centre Avenue Academy (education program for our RTF and SRTF clients); residential treatment services (males & females, 12 -18 years of age); specialized treatment facility (males 12 -18 years of age).
CHOR is certified by the Council on Accreditation and is a “Sanctuary” agency, dedicated to providing trauma-informed approaches to healing.
To learn about our programs, tour or facilities or how to get involved, call 610-478-8266.