Welcome To The Children’s Home

Established in 1863, The Children’s Home (TCH) in Catonsville, Maryland, is a residential care facility that provides both long- and short-term services to youth 13 to 21 years of age who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment, and/or are in need of supervised care. Located less than a mile from Baltimore City, TCH provides services to children of every race, creed, color, and religion. We provide therapeutic programs where children feel secure, loved and have a sense of belonging.

The Home’s programs and activities provide an opportunity for the children to attend public schools, develop self-esteem, and experience trusting relationships with peers and adults. Our programs focus on enhancing each child’s ability to function successfully in society with attention to accountability and community safety.

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About THE CHILDREN’S HOME

The German Protestant Orphan Association of the City of Baltimore, Maryland, was organized in 1863 to establish and manage the German Protestant Orphan Asylum, a facility for children of German descent orphaned by the Civil War. Three years later, both the association and the orphanage underwent name changes to the General German Orphan Association and the General German Orphan Asylum, respectively. In 1874, the orphanage relocated – for the second time – to a large building on Aisquith Street where it became a landmark in East Baltimore for the next fifty years.

In 1919, the General German Orphan Association purchased Talbot J. Albert’s Belmont at Catonsville estate. In 1922, the orphanage’s name was changed to the General German Orphan Home. In order to make the children’s lives as similar as possible to the lives of children not in care, program changes also occurred. The Home moved from a large dormitory building in the city to more family-like cottages in a rural environment. Philosophically, the program went from institutional living to homelike living. By 1924, the General German Orphan Home had completed the move to its present 44-acre campus in Catonsville. The organization was renamed The Children’s Home in 1985.

During the past 25 years, The Children’s Home has focused on innovative programs and services that assist at-risk youth both inside and outside the family structure, offering a variety of mental health services to address the effects of childhood trauma. For example, in 1986 the Emergency Shelter for Girls was opened. Treatment Foster Care began operations in 1996. “Transitions,” initiated in 2002, is a special high-intensity program for adolescent males. In 2008, the new Diagnostic Center for girls began operation. Respite Services and the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program were added.

In 2012 there were multiple construction projects on the campus including the addition of two new resident buildings and the rebuilding of the swimming pool.
In 2013 The Children’s Home celebrated its 150th Anniversary – A Legacy of Caring for Children.

History of TCH

Aisquith Street site – 1874 – 1922

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Established in 1863, The Children’s Home (TCH) in Catonsville, Maryland, is a residential care facility that provides both long- and short-term services to youth 13 to 21 years of age who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment, and/or are in need of supervised care.

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Established in 1863, The Children’s Home (TCH) in Catonsville, Maryland, is a residential care facility that provides both long- and short-term services to youth 13 to 21 years of age who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment, and/or are in need of supervised care.

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Established in 1863, The Children’s Home (TCH) in Catonsville, Maryland, is a residential care facility that provides both long- and short-term services to youth 13 to 21 years of age who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment, and/or are in need of supervised care.

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Established in 1863, The Children’s Home (TCH) in Catonsville, Maryland, is a residential care facility that provides both long- and short-term services to youth 13 to 21 years of age who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment, and/or are in need of supervised care.

Our Vision

To be the premier provider of comprehensive child, youth and family services.

Our Mission

The Children’s Home provides residential and community services to promote long-term well-being and success for young people and families who experience disruption in their lives.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Susan P. Brown, President
Dr. Antoinette A. Coleman, Vice President
Carolyn Finney, Secretary
Paul Ullmann, Treasurer
Eric Collier
Armon Emdad
Kenneth W. Griffin, III
David Hahner
Kimberly Lamphier
Ameous A. Lucas
Jasmin Torres
Christine Twele

LIFETIME MEMBERS

Forrest R. Foss
Thomas J. Huber, Jr.
H. Douglas Huether
Jane R. Rohde
Constance M. Unseld
Carol E. Waddell
Louis J. Weinkam, Sr., Esq.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Andre G. Cooper, MS

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Mary Moore:  mmoore@thechildrenshome.net

The Children’s Home

205 Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
410-744-7310
FAX: 410-455-0071