WHO WE ARE!
The Children’s Home of Reading (CHOR) is a “Sanctuary” certified agency, completing initial certification in 2010. We continue to grow within the philosophy of the Sanctuary Model and are dedicated to providing trauma informed care approaches to healing. As such, consumers are viewed as people who are likely to have histories of physical, sexual and/or other types of abusive trauma-inducing experiences, and this often leads to mental health and other types of co-occurring disorders. Our treatment approaches are based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors so that our services are more supportive and avoid re-traumatization. Our services recognize the consumer’s need to be respected, informed, connected, and hopeful regarding their own recovery; the interrelation between trauma and symptoms of trauma (e.g. sexual acting out, depression, anxiety, etc.); and the need to work in a collaborative way with consumers (and also with family and support people of the consumer) and with other human services agencies in a manner that will empower consumers..
caring for the needs of children and families in crisis and preparing them for success in life.”
We will continue to be a leader in the treatment of Children and Families in crisis by:
- Responding to the needs of the local Berks County community while providing a spectrum of services available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and surrounding states;
- Being known as a provider with a philosophy of acting in the best interest of children and families in need;
- Being seen as the provider who focuses on the strengths of the children and families we serve.
Thus, agencies will seek us first in serving the needs of children and families in crisis.