We’re Guidestone Ohio™ – built on a solid foundation of experience and expertise, rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families. Our range of flexible, customized programs build upon one another so they address every aspect of a person’s needs. We’re a solutions-focused organization with passionate people committed to providing direction and inspiration to children, families and communities to help them become stronger.
Though we’ve changed our name from Berea Children’s Home and Family Services to Guidestone Ohio, the most important things about our organization remain the same: our vision, mission and services. We’re still a private, not-for-profit, charitable organization governed by a board of directors in covenant relationship with the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.
We’re proud of our legacy of serving children and families in need for almost 150 years. We were founded in 1864 as the German Methodist Orphan Asylum, which was dedicated to providing shelter for Civil War orphans and care for neglected, dependent or abandoned children. In 1960, the agency shifted its focus to serving children and youth needing specialized therapeutic programs. Today, we serve over 15,000 children and families annually throughout the State of Ohio. Our experience and expertise in finding comprehensive solutions for families have helped us evolve into the leading organization dedicated to preserving family relationships and helping make children, families and communities stronger.
We have successfully completed six separate audits. McGladrey and Pullen LLP completed our overall financial audit, A-133 federal audit, pension audit and Ohio Department of Job and Family services agreed- upon procedures. We also have had successful audits of our Ohio Department of Mental Health Services through the Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board and Workforce Investment Act funding through the City of Cleveland. For more information please contact affiliations@GuidestoneOhio.org
Better Business Bureau
Council on Accreditation
Eagle Accreditation Programs
National Association for the Education of Young Children
United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries: East Ohio Conference