Building families is our mission.

Necco serves children of all ages in various service capacities including therapeutic foster care, alternatives to secure detention, independent and transitional living, prevention services and more.


The people we serve include but are not limited to:

  • Child welfare and juvenile justice populations in both rural and urban settings
  • Children and young adults who require an alternative to being placed in secure detention
  • Troubled children and young adults, whom many other agencies are not willing to accept
  • Older children and young adults, for whom the focus is teaching independent living skills to enable them to transition into becoming self-sufficient adults
  • Sibling groups, exhausting all measures to keep them together
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth
  • Medically fragile youth
  • Foster to adopt

We support community living for young adults.

Transitioning youth from their placement status into life as an adult is an important component along our continuum of care. Necco provides transitional, independent and supported living programs to serve young adults aging out of foster or residential care ages 18-21.


We offer intensive home-based treatment for families.

Necco provides services to youth and their families that incorporates case management, mental health, crisis response and social services with a goal of either preventing out of home placement, or transitioning the youth back home. These services are provided in the home, at school and in various community settings. Services may vary by location.


We operate a residential care facility.

The Necco Center, which is a children’s residential center located in Southern Ohio and serving male youth ages 9-21. The Necco Center supports individuals with:

  • Borderline intellectual functioning or lower
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder including Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning disorders that interfere with the individual’s ability to benefit from traditional educational programming

Additionally it helps:

  • Individuals who are not capable of benefiting from a less-restrictive level of care
  • Individuals who are dually diagnosed with mental health concerns and developmental disabilities

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