Human Services


Bringing Hope to Children Since 1871

Nicholasville, KY


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


Principal Officer

Rev. Julie Hager Love

Main Address

1115 Ashgrove Rd

Nicholasville, KY 40356 USA

Formerly Known As

The Methodist Home of Kentucky, Inc.

The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth


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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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 Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

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

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Residential Treatment/Emergency Shelter

Independent Living

Community Based Counseling Services

Forward Focus (Home Monitoring)


Where we work

Our Results

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Direction of Success


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.

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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. Children progress through the programs, meeting their goals for health and healing 2. Children progress academically 3. Families are able to keep their children in their homes through intensive counseling and learning family related skills, which help end child abuse and neglect in Kentucky 4. Each child will become a responsible adult member of their community, exhibiting a strong work ethic and the ability to care for their families

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

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

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), paper surveys.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: 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?
We share feedback with: our staff, our board, council on accreditation.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: it is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback.

External Reviews


Council on Accreditation 2017





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Board Leadership Practices

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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?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


Organizational Demographics

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2020

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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.