When the door opens you hear the clatter of their voices, Children talking, laughing, walking about. This is daily life.
The One Way Farm Children's Home is a non-profit organization located in Fairfield, Ohio, caring for the abused, abandoned, neglected, troubled youth, and children with disabilities and developmental disabilities in the State of Ohio without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin. The One Way Farm Children's Home is state-certified and provides the following services:
- Temporary/emergency housing for abused, abandoned, neglected or troubled children, many in need of medication/pharmaceutical administration.
- Meeting the needs of special education children.
- Long-term independent housing.
- Placement of children by the Juvenile Courts, Job and Family Services Department, and other placing agencies.
- An alternative to institutionalization for mildly troubled children, developmentally disabled and the physically challenged.
- Animal Education Therapy Program.
The children of One Way Farm Children's Home are abused, abandoned, neglected, or troubled and sometimes have other disabilities. One Way Farm Children's Home tries to reunite child and family whenever possible and coordinates family counseling if it is indicated. The One Way Farm Children's Home's primary objective is to break the present cycle of abuse or disruption and help every child to a normal and fruitful life.
We provide a warm and loving shelter for children who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, and troubled. One Way Farm Children's Home houses a maximum of 20 youth, providing both emergency and long-term housing for children in crisis. Our agency provides Animal Education Therapy, Counseling and Psychiatric Services to further the healing of our children, a very unique program. We have served thousands of children since our beginning over 35 years ago. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and are located in Butler County in southwestern Ohio. Our continuing goal is to provide for the best interest of the child.
Mr. Robert Clevenger, Director of Court Services, stated in a letter to Barbara J. Condo:
"Through the years, One Way Farm has acted as a safety net for many young people, protecting them during a time of crisis. As a result of you and your staff's commitment to children, One Way Farm has been a place where a child's life can positively change."
One Way Farm Children's Home provides a secure, warm and loving environment for our residents who are abused, abandoned, troubled or neglected. We also meet their medical, educational, therapeutic, and housing needs while they heal, including psychiatric services. We care for children from ages 6 to 18 years, and to age 21 for the developmentally disabled.