Christ Child House

Our arms are outstretched to the most vulnerable victims of abuse and neglect…

Our arms are outstretched with hope and healing…


Who We Are

Christ Child House is an intensive residential treatment center licensed by the State of Michigan providing care for up to 31 boys, ages 5 through 16.

We are, first and foremost, a home.

And the people who live under our roof become like family.

How We Help

Abuse, neglect, violence and unspeakable trauma have derailed their childhoods.

It is our mission to rebuild healthy lives for these children...allow them to reconstruct the dream of a rewarding and productive life…and restore hope and joy to them completely… body, mind, heart, soul and spirit.

The severity of the boys’ problems requires the expertise of a highly trained professional staff. The team, which includes clinical therapists, youth specialists, education counselors, recreation staff and a medical liaison, creates a highly structured treatment plan for each child to help rebuild his life.

The House team has grown to over fifty full and part-time staff whose work is supported by many active volunteers.

Our trauma-informed residential treatment programs include:

Family-oriented treatment focused on permanency planning and adoption services

Clinical Therapy services for children and families conducted by licensed clinical professionals

Coordinated after-care services

Consulting psychiatrist and pediatrician with 24 hour on-call availability

Nursing services

Internship program with Eastern Michigan University

Internship program with Wayne State University in Speech and Language Pathology

Art Therapy

On-campus tutoring and summer school program

Centralized food service program and nutritional planning

Therapy dog visits

In-service training for all staff

Summer Camp program

Horticulture program

STEM Programming

Partnership with Brother Rice High School for weekly gatherings

Extensive volunteer and recreation programming


Owned and operated by Christ Child Society of Detroit, Christ Child House leadership benefits from the knowledge and insight of an Advisory Board comprised of dozens of local business and community leaders representing a wide scope of expertise and each fully committed to the protection of children.

Christ Child House is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Families and Children (COA) and a member of the Michigan Federation for Children and Families. Licensed and contracted by the State of Michigan, Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing, Christ Child House provides services to boys of every race, creed and national origin.

Above all, we believe it’s never too late for a happy childhood.