She had five children of her own, but always found room for more.
Barbara Condo grew up in Appalachian Kentucky before moving to Ohio. She had five children of her own, but always found room for more. With a powerful desire to help others, she created One Way Farm Children's Home located in Fairfield, Ohio in 1976, with $59.00 and a mission; to provide a home to the homeless. Initially she provided a home for adult parolees. In this loving atmosphere, her farmhouse was soon overflowing.
At the suggestion of a Juvenile Detention Center chaplain, she gradually shifted her focus to the prvention of broken lives and began working exclusively with children. her first children's home was in Fairfield, and soon expanded to include a boy's home in Somerville, Ohio in 1980. Eventually, both homes were combined on the Fairfield campus.
One Way Farm Children's Home houses boys and girls. Approximately 10,000 children have lived at One Way Farm Children's Home in the past 38 years.
One Way Farm Children's home is mending the minds, bodies and spirits of children.
Awards & Achievement
- 2010 Steel Magnolia Award honoring women who have faced personal adversity and have shown exceptional leadership through their work in the community.
- 2009 ATHENA Award as presented by Cincy Magazine In recognition of professional women who have achieved Professional excellence, given back to their community & Created leadership opportunities for other women
- Formally Recognized by the State of Ohio House of Representatives For years of work and service to the community, 2009
- Formally Recognized by the State of Ohio Senate For years of work and service to the community, 2009
- Inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame State of Ohio, 2009
- Janet Clemmons/SELF Community Service Award Nominee Butler County, Ohio, 2009
- Jefferson Award Nominee, 2009
- "Be the Scream" Provider Award, 2007
- 1st Masonic District of Ohio Community Service Award, 2006
- City of Fairfield, Hall of Fame, 2005
- Business Person of the Year Award Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, 2004
- Women of Excellence Award Southeastern Butler County Chamber of Commerce, 2002
- Secret of Living in Giving Award Smith Family Foundation, 2001
- Leading Women in Community Service Honoree Leading Women, Inc., 2001
- 2000 Partner Award Guardian Savings Bank, 2000
- Key to the City City of Fairfield, 2000
- Millennium Honor Roll (10 total selected to represent 45 years of city history) City of Fairfield, 2000
- Outstanding Women of Achievement in Butler County YMCA, 1992
- President's Volunteer Action Award Nominee President Ronald Reagan, 1984
- Woman of the Year Cincinnati Enquirer, 1982
- Sertoma Service to Mankind Award Southwest Ohio District, 1980-1981
- Business Administration Southern Ohio College, 1980
- Beta Sigma Phi International First Lady of the Year Beta Sigma Phi, 1980
- Fairfield Woman of the Year City of Fairfield, 1977
- Founder/Executive Director One Way Farm Children's Home, 1976 to present
ONE WAY FARM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman of the Board
One Way Farm of Fairfield, Inc.
Callahan Financial Inc.
One Way Farm of Fairfield Inc.
Note: Board Members are voluntary and do not receive compensation for their time served on the Board. Board member meet on a quarterly basis at the One Way Farm of Fairfield location.