Christian Home of Johnstown, Inc.

Mission Statement

The CHJ's mission is to provide youth with guidance, shelter and opportunities; inspiring hope, maturity and independence. Our values and guiding principles are to be caring, accepting and have integrity.

About Christian Home of Johnstown, Inc.

The Christian Home of Johnstown"Protecting and caring for children for over 100 years." The Christian Home of Johnstown, Inc. (CHJ) is a non-profit social service agency that has been serving children for over 100 years. Originally an orphanage, we now have licensed community based residential emergency shelter and group homes for at-risk adolescent girls and boys over the age of 10 years. We also case manage a state grant Independent Living Program through Cambria County Children and Youth. The group home programs add meaningful structure to the lives of our residents and teaches them to become more accountable for their own behavior. The program components also offer skills to strengthen the child's relationship with his/her peers, adults and family members. Independent living skills are taught from the very moment they enter the program until their discharge. The CHJ Staff is a compassionate and caring people that want the very best for every child that we serve. Our goal is to be the best and most trusted place to care for children. The CHJ is not religiously affiliated and we accept ALL children who would benefit from our programs. For more information on our programs, staff, facilities or if you would like to make a donation, please visit our website at

Contact Information

Cherish Layton Phone: 814-535-8775