175th Anniversary Celebration September 30, 2023


Our mentors help children lift off and soar to greater heights!


Services include residential treatment, foster care, adoption, independent living, targeted case management, therapy and counseling services to meet all mental health needs for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in Northern Kentucky.

DCCH Center helps rebuild the lives of individuals with traumatic, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Our unique, onsite personalized approach allows each person to thrive socially, mentally, and physically, and make positive, permanent life changes.

As a Trauma Informed Care agency, we place an emphasis on interventions, decision-making, and infrastructure designed to promote healthy relationships based on self-care, safety, compassion, and understanding of the unique experiences of children, families, and staff.

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Informational Meeting

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DCCH is hosting public information meetings on September 12, 2023 and October 9, 2023 on our campus. Our Team will share general foster care and adoption info AND how you can start the process of becoming a foster/adoptive parent with DCCH Center, all in a no-pressure atmosphere.

1:1 ZOOM information meetings can be scheduled if the scheduled info meetings do not fit someone’s schedule. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting a meeting with someone from our team.

National Foster Care Month

Kevin and Maria Stanton with daughters

St. Mary of the Assumption Church was the latest site for DCCH Center for Children and Families to inform parishioners of the many services the agency offers. Most urgent is the message that more foster and adoptive parents, mentors, and respite providers are being sought for the youth in Northern Kentucky. Prior DCCH foster/adoptive family, Kevin and Maria Stanton with daughters Ryann and Anna were on hand to help share information and pass out St. Joseph – foster father of Jesus prayer cards. DCCH is looking for more opportunities to partner with other churches to help spread the word.

May is National Foster Care Month, so please thank a foster/adoptive parent you know, say a prayer for them and help us recruit good people to care for all the children in the foster care system. For more information on how you can help, give our team a call!


The Geiman Family Adoptions

Geiman Family celebrating adoptions at courthouse

Dakota and Julia celebrated the adoption of their three little boys today!

The family sported matching shirts claiming April 17th to be Geiman Adoption Day. The three brothers were smiling and hugging all relatives and friends who came to celebrate with them. The extra special piece about this story is that during their fostering journey, Julia and Dakota were blessed with baby Nora. She now has three big brothers to look out for her!

Congratulations, Geiman family!

The Duncan Family Adoption

smiling little boy with glasses and yellow shirt

DCCH is proud to announce another adoption finalization. Bradley Allen joined the Duncan family with a big grin and joyous anticipation at the Kenton County Family Court Room. Ever since being placed in their foster home in August 2021, he has been awaiting this day.

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Just keep doing what you’re doing because you guys are saving lives—not just the kids, but the families too!

I have been working alongside Jessica Postel for a year on Max’s case. I wanted to take the time to reach out to you to say just how great of a job Jessica has done and continues to do. I don’t know that I have ever had a more dedicated case manager than Jessica in my 6 years with the Cabinet. She remembers every detail of the case and keeps them in mind as she plans her course of action. She is a great advocate and works hard to provide excellent service to Max and her foster parents. Jessica has worked diligently to ensure things are completely timely and keeps everyone informed. I hope Max doesn’t move homes because he will no longer have Jessica as part of his team and I worry if he will be provided this level of services anywhere else. All this to say Jessica is very appreciated and I wanted to take time to express just how great she is at her job.

I wanted to take a minute to share with you how AWESOME Kelly Lightner (Therapy Center Therapist) has been to our family. Kelly is responsive and supportive of us as we navigate our daughter’s big emotions, always able to provide the right words and holds space in the hard times. Our daughter considers Kelly a friend.