Florida United Methodist Children's Home, Inc.

Enterprise, FL   |  www.fumch.org

Mission

Empowering children and families to experience the transforming love of Christ through wholistic care.

Ruling year info

1942

Principal Officer

Mr. Kitwana McTyer

Main address

51 Children's Way

Enterprise, FL 32725 USA

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Formerly known as

Florida Methodist Orphanage

Florida Methodist Children's Home

Florida United Methodist Children's Home, current

EIN

59-0638479

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Foster Care (P32)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Florida ranks 40th in the nation for child well-being rating (Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2017). There are 136,000 children removed each year due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. Consequently, we see more children in need of a safe place to grow into whom God intended. The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home provides a loving shelter from drugs, abuse, and broken families. In recent years, a significant issue facing Florida’s children is the growing opioid epidemic. The Children’s Home is poised to address this issue as well. Overall, the Children’s Home is a beacon of Christ’s love for all children in need.

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 Care

The campus currently provides a variety of holistic services to a diverse group of children ranging from ages 4-17 on two campuses. We utilize a house parent model in the residential group setting. The residents and house parents share meals together which are prepared in the cottage, and are enjoyed in a family- style setting. A qualified dietician prepares the meal plans and the house parents pick up the groceries from our commissary, which is located on campus. The campus programs within residential care include: admissions, education, recreation, clinical services, and health services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The purpose of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home Youth Independent Living Services is to provide to residents and foster care youth comprehensive life support services in an environment that imparts knowledge, experience, and assistance designed to teach residents the necessary skills to become responsible and self-reliant as they transition into adulthood.  Services include the coordination of case management, therapy, life skills training, emotional development, career development, and a variety of resources to meet each youth’s physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Foster Care is a ministry of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (FUMCH). It is the intent of FUMCH to assure that Florida children have the opportunity to reach their God-given potential. There are children and families in Florida for whom services are not readily accessible. The Children’s Home ability to serve these children is best met through established satellite service locations in underserved communities. The nature and types of services offered are needs-based and within the mission of the Children’s Home.Foster Care Services have been established in Hillsborough, Volusia, Flagler, and Broward Counties.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

It was one of the pioneer day care/early childhood educational programs in the county. It has licensed capacity of 225 children. Children who are age six weeks to 12 years are cared for on a full-day or part-day basis.  We continue to strive to achieve the highest standards of practice and currently hold an accreditations through COA (Council On Accreditation and Gold Seal the highest recognition from the Florida Department of Children and Families. 
For many children the Florida United Methodist Children's Home’s Early Care and Education Center, In As Much, will be their first of many steps on the road toward independence, their first experience with the world outside their home and family. This first step is very exciting, and a time of transition for children and parents alike. At the Florida United Methodist Children's Home’s Early Care and Education Center we help encourage each child’s natural tendency toward growth, while at the same time, understanding their need for safety and security.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation 2010

Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading Toward Excellence (EAGLE) - Accreditation 2010

Affiliations & memberships

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2013

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 in residential care

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We serve children 24/7, 365 days per year through our continuum of services on our campuses and through community based care.

Number of clients living independently

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

40% of children who age out of foster care become homeless due to a lack of support and independence preparation. Our program provides housing as well as independent living training and support.

Number of foster youth who obtained employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Independent Living

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The residents in the Independent Living Program are required to attend higher education and/or work while participating in the program. This is a way to help prepare them for independence.

Number children performing average or above average academically

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Enterprise campus school has been operational since 2015. Numbers herein are based on that tracking. In 2017, the Home had almost 100% at the school. In 2018, we served middle and high school only.

Number of children in foster care who have stable placements

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who receive new clothing

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All children and young adults in our residential, foster care and independent living programs receive clothing.

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 represents the children served through all our programs, including residential care, foster care, independent living, and early childhood education.

Number of children who received school supplies

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children in our residential care, foster care and early childhood center as well as those living in our independent living program receive school supplies.

Number of children placed in foster homes

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have access to healthcare

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All children in our residential care, foster care and independent living programs have access to health care.

Number of children who have the ability to use language for expression and to communicate with Others

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children and young adults in residential care, foster care, independent living and early childhood education have the ability to use language for expression and communicate with others.

Number of children no longer performing below average academically

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Residential Care

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2015 - 9/9 improved; 2016 5/11 improved and those not were at off campus school so students were moved on campus; and 1/1 improved in 2017. Legacy Scholars Academy helps children improve performance.

Number of children performing above average academically

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Residential Care

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Reflects GPA 3.0+. 2015 - 33%; 2016 45%; 2017 67%. Noting that almost all children attended Legacy Scholars Academy on Enterprise campus in 2017.

Number of children exceeding 80% school attendance

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All children in our residential and foster care programs exceed 80% school attendance.

Number of children who have access to education

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All children in our residential, foster care and early education development center programs as well as the young adults in our independent living program have access to education.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

It is the intent of the Board to assure that all Florida children have the opportunity to reach their God-given potential. There are children and families in Florida for whom services are not readily accessible. The Children's Home's ability to serve these children can be met through the establishment of satellite locations in underserved communities. The nature and types of services to be offered will be needs-based and within the mission of the Children's Home.

Our Strategic Priorities create a safe haven where all children know they are a beloved child of God through a continuum of services, including residential care on two campuses, foster care, emergency shelter, independent living for young adults, infant and early childhood education, and education for grades 6 through 12. Care is provided by house parents and trained therapists who provide a family-like atmosphere for children in our residential homes on our two campuses where children can grow and blossom.

Mission: Empowering children and families to experience the transforming love of Christ through wholistic care.

The three year strategic plan priorities established in in 2018 include:
1. Growing in Partnership with Florida’s UMCs
2. Growing Resources for Future
3. Growing Human Capital and Resources
4. Growing Strength of Board of Trustees

The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home serves children across the State of Florida utilizing a well-qualified staff and partnering with individuals, as well as public and private organizations/agencies. We maintain two campuses, one in Central Florida (Enterprise) and one in North Florida (Pinetta). In addition, we have foster care offices in Broward/Palm Beach, Hillsborough, and Volusia/Flagler Counties. We have loyal donors who support our mission. Last but not least, we have a dedicated Board of Trustees who oversee our mission.

The Children’s Home started as an orphanage back in 1908. Today, it is a multifaceted organization serving over 500 children each day through the wide array of services that range from early childhood education development, several facets of residential care on two campuses and community based foster care in five counties to independent living support for young adults who have aged out of traditional foster care.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Florida United Methodist Children's Home, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Rafe Vigil

New Horizons UMC, SW Ranches, FL

Term: 2020 - 2024

Brian Carr

First UMC of Port Saint Lucie

Margaret Cooper

Dianne Davis

Rachel DeLaune

Derrick Hittell

Diane Homrich

Evans Hubbard

Sean Hults

Kevin James, Sr.

Andrew Kim

Doug Krenzer

Madelyn Lozano

July Maltsby

Debbie McLeod

Mary Mitchell

Andrea Reardon

Jayne Rideout

Associate Pastor, Winter Park UMC

Sally Scott

Community Volunteer

Kitwana McTyer

Florida United Methodist Children's Home

Bruce Seidner

Jane Snyder

Community Volunteer

Melissa Stume

Kenneth Carter

Bishop, Florida Conference of the UMC

Wayne Wiatt

District Superintendent, NW District

Bob Bushong

District Superintendent, EC District

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 composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes