DCCH Center for Children and Families was founded in 1848 as an orphanage. It has operated continuously since then, providing care for children in Kentucky. Every child at DCCH has been removed from their families by the state of Kentucky due to extreme physical, sexual and emotional abuse. The Residential Treatment Program at DCCH cares for 40 children on a 24 hour/day basis. DCCH provides each child with shelter, food, clothing, education, therapy and recreational activities.