LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Portfolio has donated $1 million to Cleveland Christian Home, a Northeast Ohio charity that offers residential care to children struggling with mental illness, abuse and neglect.
Founded in 1900, Cleveland Christian Home moved into its current facility on the city’s West Side in 1924. In the nearly 100 years since, its mission has changed from that of an orphanage to that of a behavioral and mental health provider.
“We are always evolving to meet the needs of this community’s most vulnerable kids, and a building that’s 100 years old was not designed as a treatment center,” said CCH CEO Chuck Tuttle. “The Portfolio donation has allowed us to make critical repairs to address issues such as leaks, install a sprinkler system and fully renovate two units.”
Tuttle noted the charity hopes to raise $5 million to fund a five-year plan to repair, renovate and modernize the building.
Portfolio President and CEO Brent Griggs said the donation followed the company’s acquisition of National Automotive Experts/NWAN, a Strongsville, Ohio-based reinsurance and F&I products provider and administrator, which was finalized early last year. NAE/NWAN’s founder, Kelly Price, and her husband, Bob Price, are longtime CCH supporters.
“When we invested in NAE/NWAN, we also invested in a community, and that community is made better, stronger and healthier thanks to the work of Cleveland Christian Home,” Griggs said. “Once we understood their work and their goals, we knew it was the right thing to do.”
To donate to Cleveland Christian Home, visit cchome.org.