James Aldrich, CEO of Children’s Hope Residential Services (CHRS), spends the majority of his day looking for ways to enrich the lives abused and neglected. However, Aldrich didn’t always want to work with abused and neglected children. As a master’s student, James Aldrich was studying to be Dean of a large university. All of his courses were in the evenings, and he found that he had a lot of time on his hands. He decided to get a job using his bachelors, and procured employment working for a local Residential Treatment Center (RTC). Until then, he had had no idea that there were children in the U.S. that had been so abused and neglected by, in many cases, their own families. It lit a fire inside of Aldrich, and when that RTC and many others in the state began to close its doors, he felt compelled to do something. Rallying the resources or investors, he went to work to open Children’s Hope.