United Methodist Youth Home, Inc.

Helping at-risk youth become responsible and productive members of the community

Evansville, IN   |  http://www.umyh.org

Mission

The mission of the United Methodist Youth Home is helping at-risk youth become responsible and productive members of the community.

Ruling year info

1979

Executive Director

Kelly Salee

Main address

2521 N. Burkhardt Rd.

Evansville, IN 47715 USA

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EIN

31-0951608

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Treatment

For over 40 years, the United Methodist Youth Home (UMYH) has provided a Residential Treatment Program for youth ages 10 to 21. We currently operate two licensed group homes with a total of 17 beds, 8 for males and 9 for females. Our non-restrictive Residential Program puts an emphasis on developing pro-social behaviors, emotion regulation, personal responsibility, educational achievement, interpersonal effectiveness, and independent living skills.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

The Day Education Program is an intensive program for high-risk youth designed to provide a safe, highly structured, supervised environment in which to focus on education, cognitive restructuring, community service, independent living skills training and family issues.

Target Population: Youth 14-19 years old, with other ages being accepted after review.
Youth referred by DCS or Juvenile Probation
Students who are having difficulty adjusting socially or progressing academically in school, need assistance and structure and supervision overall

The Program
Individualized Education and Treatment Plans

Students work at their own pace, using age-appropriate educational materials.
The Day Education therapists create the treatment plan with input from the students, parents, instructors, DCS and Probation.
Each student receives a comprehensive mental health assessment upon intake.

Cognitive Skills Group, Individual and Group Therapy

Students attend a cognitive skills group each day, covering topics such as: self-acceptance, feelings, problem solving, decision making, healthy relationships and substance abuse.
Day Education Instructors and Therapist facilitate the groups.
The Day Education Therapist is available for individual and Family Therapy.

Independent Living Skills Training

Students attend group and individual meetings with the IL instructor to obtain vital documents, learn living skills, search for jobs, and explore higher education options.

Recreational Activities

Daily recreational activities are planned, as well as community activities.

Community Service Projects

Projects may include assisting in a nursing home, sorting food and clothing at a local food and clothing bank, volunteering at soup kitchens, etc.

Family Involvement

Day Education encourages family involvement. The Program Director maintains contact with parents/family and is available for conferences as needed. Family Night activities occur monthly.

Incentives

We encourage and reward attendance, participation, appropriate behavior and educational achievement. Students are provided monetary and other incentives.

Other Services Provided in Day Education

Case Management
Prenatal and child development education
Behavior Modification
Transportation
Parenting skills for teen parents
Drug Screening

Population(s) Served

The Truancy Intervention Program is an intensive home, school, and community intervention program for truant and high-risk youth. This program is used to prevent further truancy, improve academic progress, improve and increase parent engagement and increase community involvement.

This is a Home Based Service.

Target Population: All school age youth
Referred by DCS or Juvenile Probation

Program Assessment:

Identify reasons for youth’s truancy and barriers to regular school attendance
Identify solutions and interventions to ensure school attendance, increase the youth’s involvement in school and the community
Improve academic performance by interviewing the youth and parent assessing the family and child’s needs, strengths, weaknesses, and problem areas.
Develop a comprehensive Treatment Plan to address the family and youth’s needs

Intervention:

Provide face-to-face contact with the youth and/or family, implementing the treatment plan
Encourage family and community involvement
The Truancy Intervention Specialist will also serve as a mentor for the youth
Meet with other involved adults:
School counselor or social worker
Youth’s teachers
Probation officer or DCS family case manager
Provide individual therapy and/or family therapy as needed
All youth will be drug screened at intake and randomly throughout the time in the program, with results being passed on to Probation, DCS, and parents
Youth will earn incentives for participation and progress in program

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students
At-risk youth
Young adults
Adolescents
Students
At-risk youth
Young adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) Accredited 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes youth in both the Day Education and Truancy Intervention programs. In 2020, Day Education was closed from March - August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Day Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Not all youth in the program are working towards their GED/TASC. Of the youth that were discharged from Day Ed, enrolled for 30 days or longer, and were placed to receive their TASC, 50% did so.

Number of children exceeding 80% school attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Truancy Intervention

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the case files of many youth in our program were closed during the time school was closed. We could not therefore track school attendance.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This reflects the total number of youth in all 3 of our main programs for each year. Our 2020 number went down due to Day Ed closing for 6 months & courts being closed due to COVID-19 (no referrals).

Financials

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United Methodist Youth Home, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Julia Georgesen

Jonathan Edwards

Adam Bosler

Jay Jacobs

John Barner

Mitch Gieselman

Bob Hulsey

William Krowl

Diane Schroeder

JoAnn Drennen

Josh Calhoun

Michele Bryant

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data