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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services, Human Services, Mental Health, Residential Mental Health Treatment

Mission: To provide pathways for growth, achievement, and lifelong success.

Programs: Home and community support services:our community programs are often provided in a home-based or school-based setting. These services help link our at-risk clients to employment and other individual and family support services, helping to preserve families, manage unruly youth, prevent further court involvement, and teach work and life skills for the real world. Eighty percent of the juvenile justice participants remained in good standing with law enforcement for at least one year beyond completion.

out-of-home care & clinical services:our out-of-home programs provide safe and secure residences of healing and nurturing for children with severe emotional, behavioral, or mental health problems. These children are placed in loving foster homes or at our residential treatment campus. Eighty-three percent of clients in our nurse assistant program secured post-graduation employment and eighty-four percent of them maintained those positions for at least six months.

early childhood & family support services:our early childhood programs provide a variety of intervention and preventative services for young children with developmental delays, social, emotional, or behavioral problems, or children at risk for abuse or neglect. Our services, which include intensive home-based treatment, mental health treatment, and parenting education, diagnose, assess, and counsel children and families. Recognizing the link between a quality education and success later in life, we provide a variety of care and education opportunities. We operate 5 high-quality childcare centers with locations in berea, brookpark, lakewood, maple heights, and middleburg heights.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

“If you’re not working to make the world a better place, what’s the point?” My mother spoke those words to me when I was 10 years old. I had asked her what the point of life was. In the years since then, as I chose my college major, volunteered, donated time, energy, and expertise, these words only rang truer.

I give back because I know what it’s like to be on your own, to be fearful, and to wonder if anyone out there is rooting for you. Giving is about empowering others to make a place for themselves in this world. Giving is a demonstration of the best part of the human condition, altruism.

I give back because making the world a better place is what motivates me. I give to OhioGuidestone because they operate on the principle that if you give people the right tools, they will surprise you with the positivity they bring into our world.

Someone once asked me if I really thought I could make a difference, my only response was “maybe, maybe not, but at the end of my life, I want to look back and be able to say that I never stopped trying.”

Review from #MyGivingStory


Rating: 5

I have been supporting this organization for over 10 years now. I keep coming back for several reasons. First, they have multiple success stories and ways they really turn lives around, of some kids who have been through too much bad stuff previously. second, they have low admin fees- none of this, pocketing money to give the execs more money! i get thank you letters, I am updated on how my gift makes a difference, and I like their Facebook page.

constructive feedback- I don't really have any; maybe more videos on the website. They have a nice video, but it's just one. I'd like to see more.

Review from Guidestar