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Center of Hope Family Services

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Center of Hope Shows a $5.94 Return on Investment for its Program Services

Measurement Resources recently wrote an article on the study they did for the Center of Hope.  The entire report can be downloaded here, but in the meantime here are some of the highlights that Measurement Resources identified:

  • 63% Program Success Rate—On average, 63% of COHFS participants achieved desired outcomes.
  • $2,373 Cost Per Success—It costs COHFS approximately $2,373 to get one client to a successful outcome.
  • $16,461 in Future Community Cost Savings—For every $2,373 donated to COHFS, the organization generates at least $16,461 in per person community savings, which amounts to a
  • 594% Social Return on Investment

Translated, that means for every dollar invested in programs at the Center of Hope, the community receives a $5.94 return on investment.

Sheri Chaney Jones, the founder of Measurement Resources, termed those results “quite impressive” and says that COH is a “high-performing organization.”  (For Sheri’s more in-depth thoughts, please watch our video here.)


Positive Youth Development


  • ELEVATE: A 21st-Century Learning Center. ELEVATE serves MLK School for Boys and Old West End Academy students in grades K-4 who are at risk for academic failure. With the help of connected and engaged administration and teachers, as well as highly qualified program staff and volunteers, we deliver education-based curriculum matched to student abilities.
  • Health and Wellness Promotion. In addition to offering programming that teaches young people about the importance of nutritious meals, we are partnered with other organizations to reduce infant mortality through the Moses Project. These programs are overseen by a team of dedicated professionals and rigorously evaluated to ensure that they meet their intended goals.
  • Juvenile Re-Entry and Delinquency Prevention.  The Breaking Barriers program helps youth participants make better decisions, develop morals and character, and resolve conflicts effectively. We provide opportunities for service learning and workforce development for youth participants.

Center of Hope Family Services

Adult and Family Support


  • Family Education. CHFS uses evidence models that prepare fathers to increase their sense of self-worth, personal empowerment, empathy, bonding, and attachment. In addition, they learn alternative strategies to harsh and abusive disciplinary practices and gain knowledge of age-appropriate developmental expectations, all of which helps reduce abuse and neglect rates.
  • ENGAGE: Workforce Development. ENGAGE empowers families to nurture children, galvanize supports, access resources and gain meaningful employment. We provide Lucas County fathers with career training, job-seeking skills training, and access to job-placement services, GED preparation, and other assistance programs. In addition, they receive guidance that helps them become successful providers and role models for their children. In addition, CHFS has equipped parents with the necessary skills to manage the demands of parenting, adjust to the workforce and remain engaged, and become positive contributors to their community.
  • Family Navigator Program. The Family Navigator Program serves families and individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, offering family education and support, workforce development and training, and educational enrichment, support and engagement.

Visit our Results page to see how these programs are providing measurable outcomes to program participants. To learn more about these programs, please complete the form below. You can also make a tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button.