What does Necco do?

Across West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Georgia we’ve placed thousands of children with supportive and caring families. We have foster parents from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life. Married, single, same-sex parents, homemakers, professionals, and everyone in between, all that matters is your desire to give these children comfort, stability, and love.

The Necco Experience

When you partner with Necco, you instantly join the Necco family. This means we support you, both in times of celebration and in times of need. We make it our duty to provide our foster families with the resources, education, and unrivaled support services needed to change the outcomes of these children. Call it outstanding customer service, if you will, but we just call it a typical day at Necco.

We can’t do it overnight and we can’t do it alone. We need your help to change the trajectory of these kids’ lives. Will you join us?

Who do we help?

  • 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

Additionally we provide other services to families in need

We support community living for young adults.

Necco helps transition youths from their placement status into life as an adult. 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, the Necco Center 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