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Our Mission

The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat is a private, non-profit organization created to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



Our professional staff is comprised of over 280 dedicated individuals.  Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Daily Living Assistants, Instructors, Recreation Aides, Case Managers, Speech and Physical Therapists, Administrative staff, Dietary Workers, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Laundry and Food Service staff, a Chaplain and a Dietician work together to provide comprehensive care for the individuals who live at ECCR. We have physicians who make weekly rounds and are available to the residents at all times. Each staff member takes a special interest in the residents and forms caring, supportive relationships.



Board Members

John H. Prol, Jr. – President
Daryl Rogers – Vice President
Ken Kuiken – Treasurer
Daun Hook – Secretary
Yvonne Balkema
Bill Bushman
Ed Galenkamp
Bruce Greenberg
Mark Van Lenten
Julie Westra