The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth
The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth serves a similar purpose as it did when it was established in 1871…that is to help children and families who are suffering to receive healing and hope. All of this is possible because years ago, compassionate Christians united to help women and children who were thrown into desperate situations. With the economic downturn after September 11 and state funding cuts, our United Methodist Children's Homes need more private resources than ever before. Relying heavily on the generous support of the United Methodist Church Members throughout Kentucky and beyond. We are able to provide specialized services to Kentucky’s children, youth and families.
Originally an orphanage, we have transitioned to a treatment facility for teenagers who have faced traumatic issues such as abuse, neglect, abandonment and family trauma. Today, our Homes care for over 700 children per year with histories of abuse, neglect, abandonment or family trauma. Our residents range in age from 7 t0 17 years old, and a program called Independent Living which helps youth ages 18 to 21 transition into school and work.
We support the Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes in a variety of ways including a special offering the 5th Sunday of each month, school supplies, clothing and school supplies.