The Southern Berks News

The Children’s Home of Reading


1010 Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19601 610-478-8266, www.buildingki­

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.

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