KENTUCKY UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOMES

Bringing Hope to Children Since 1871

Nicholasville, KY   |  http://www.kyumh.org

Mission

Kentucky's young people are increasingly being victimized by abuse, neglect and family trauma. Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes serves Christ by providing for the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of children and families. We have established a variety of services for children, adolescents and parents to bring healing and hope to often desperate situations. We believe every child is an individual of worth and is deserving of God's gift of wholeness of life. The scope of our services continues to grow and improve as new needs arise.

Ruling year info

1972

Principal Officer

Rev. Julie Hager Love

Main address

1115 Ashgrove Rd

Nicholasville, KY 40356 USA

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Formerly known as

The Methodist Home of Kentucky, Inc.

The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth

EIN

61-0458375

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Kentucky ranks in the top of the nation for child abuse and neglect. With tens of thousands of children at-risk, the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes engages 800-100 children and their families each year to prevent and heal this trauma. These children need a home, intensive therapy, medical attention, stable leadership, and, above all, love and hope. This is what KyUMH provides through both on-campus residential and off-campus community services.

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/Emergency Shelter

The residential program is designed to help young people ages 12-17, who have histories of abuse, neglect, abandonment, and/or family trauma that have resulted in emotional and behavioral problems. Many of the youth we care for have had multiple placements prior to coming to our program. Our goal is to address the individual needs of the young person and thereby stabilize them to help build a better future. Children who have difficulties with relationships and who have experienced many traumatic events benefit from a residential environment based on nurturing, secure, respectful and consistent relationships, in combination with limit setting.
 
Within the Mary Kendall Campus residential program, we also offer a shorter term therapeutic intervention through our Emergency Shelter Program.

Population(s) Served

This program provides opportunities for education, job skills, and self-sufficiency for young adults ages 17-21 who are committed or on extended commitment with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or with the Department of Juvenile Justice. Each young adult receives help with all financial necessities, such as rent, clothing, furniture, and food. All Independent Living residents receive case management services, and group and individual counseling as needed. Staff assist residents with any issues that arise providing a network of support and resources, enabling our young people to grow into independence. In addition, participants attend school and have jobs to achieve program goals.  We have Independent Living Programs in both the Lexington and Owensboro areas.

Population(s) Served

Our community based counseling services are offered by licensed clinical staff providing a full range of mental health care including substance use disorder treatment-all based on proven counseling approaches. Our Central Kentucky location is called Mending Point.  Our Owensboro program is called Evolve Counseling.

Population(s) Served

Through referrals from the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Kentucky United Methodist Home provides home detention monitoring in 70 counties throughout KY to court ordered youth. The home monitoring services can include standard tracking as well as tracking with electronic devices. These children will have specific places where they are to be and at specific times. The children are often not allowed to leave the home, unless it is to attend school or work. The children are monitored by the case manager to ensure they are following the mandates given them. The case manager also works with the youth and/or their family to assist with job placement, school attendance, and many other skill development activities to help insure that the conditions which contributed to the home monitoring are resolved whenever possible.

Population(s) Served

Our Owensboro Mary Kendall Adoption Program is a licensed, private, non-profit organization that aids Kentucky families with both domestic and international adoption. Mary Kendall Adoption provides personal counseling and guidance to birthparents as they plan for the welfare of their child. We help adopting parents prepare for the experience of parenting a child. The program offers comprehensive home studies as well as post-placement services once a child is with the family. All eligible families are assisted by professional caseworkers. Parents have adopted children from the U.S., Bulgaria, China, Guatemala, India, Korea, The Phillipines, Romania, Russia, Vietnam, and Eastern Europe through our program.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation 2017

Awards

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 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

The Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes' goal is to offer healing and hope to as many children who have been abused and neglected as possible.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We aim to heal and end child abuse and neglect in Kentucky by providing for the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of children and families. As a Christian service agency for children and families, we believe that every person is an individual of worth entitled to God's gift of wholeness of life.

Residential Youth Services -- youth ages 12-17 are welcomed to live with us and given innovative trauma-informed therapy, education, spiritual life, and medical care in order to heal and offer them a brighter future.

Residential Young Adult Services -- young adults ages 18-21 are welcomed to live with us and are offered regular care, therapy and practice in needed life skills.

Community Services -- youth ages 12-21 and their families are offered certified counseling to address behavior, drug addiction, trauma, and family issues to keep children in their homes, and prevent future abuse and neglect. The Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes also provides home monitoring for youth remanded to the State's care, offering in-home services to address presenting issues. KyUMH is the preferred provider for 109 counties.

Adoption Services -- families can gain needed advice and a home study in preparation for adopting a child who needs a forever family.

The Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes (KyUMH) has been a pioneer in the care of children since 1871. With trained medical, therapeutic, educational, and youth care staff overseen by licensed clinical social workers, KyUMH is positioned to provide quality and dedicated service for years to come. Additionally, our tremendous support of over 25,000 individuals, churches, volunteers, and businesses allows for greater networking on behalf of the children.

1. KyUMH is the preferred provider of monitoring for youth remanded to house arrest in 109 counties
2. KyUMH has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation for over 15 years
3. KyUMH continues to expand its efforts reaching more children and their families

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Council on Accreditation,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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KENTUCKY UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOMES

Board of directors
as of 4/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Judge Lewis Nicholls

Retired District Judge

Term: 2019 -

Jackson Brewer

Retired United Methodist Clergy

Mark Gibbons

District Superintendent for United Methodist Churches

William Moore

Retired United Methodist Clergy

Lewis Nicholls

Retired Judge

Sam Small

Retired Sales

Dale Carden

Retired

Iosmar Alvarez

Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church

Ransom Cooper

Retired

Dan Huck

Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church

Leonard Fairley

Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church

Betty Jane Montgomery

Retired

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/19/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.