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Children’s Home Of Stockton Celebrates 140 Years

This year, Children’s Home of Stockton is celebrating 140 years since its founding in 1882. To celebrate this milestone, Children’s Home is hosting a special reception and exhibit – Impacting Countless Lives – on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Haggin Museum in Stockton. The exhibit will feature the fascinating life and courageous stories of former residents at Children’s Home of Stockton and highlight the compassionate care that dedicated staff continue to provide today.

“In our incredible 140-year history, one constant has been Children’s Home of Stockton’s ability to provide excellent care and compassion for children and youth. Countless young lives have been transformed,” said Joelle Gomez, Children’s Home of Stockton CEO. “We are humbled by the gracious and generous support of our community, who truly wish to see Children’s Home succeed and continue providing for youth who deserve a chance to fulfill their potential. With their support, we remain steadfast in our mission to serve and care for at-risk youth.”

Join Children’s Home of Stockton on Sept. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave, Stockton, for this historical look back. The event is free and open to the public. Street parking is available.

The San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum will also host an exclusive Children’s Home of Stockton exhibit from Oct. 19 to Nov. 12, 2022.

The mission of Children’s Home of Stockton is to provide at-risk youth an opportunity for a productive life through treatment and education in a safe, nurturing environment.

Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) has served approximately 150 at-risk youth each year for over 140 years. The agency operates a 28-bed Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) in San Joaquin County as well as an 18-bed Transitional Housing Program for Transition Age Youth (TAY). They are Medi-Cal certified as a Specialty Mental Health Provider and offer Transition Aftercare services. CHS is accredited through the Council of Accreditation.

Children’s Home of Stockton is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, to get involved, or to tour the campus, call (209) 466-0853.