United Methodist Children's Home

Montgomery, AL   |  umch.net

Mission

In response to God’s Word, we embrace and nurture vulnerable children and families by providing homes, healing and hope.

Ruling year info

1961

President/CEO

K. Blake Horne Ph. D.

Main address

3140 Zelda Ct, Suite 100

Montgomery, AL 36106 USA

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EIN

63-0302145

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH) is focused on providing homes, healing and hope to vulnerable children who can't live with their biological parents due to possible neglect, abuse or abandonment. With children as our first priority, we also help broken families address harmful behavior, giving them a second chance at becoming whole again. We're on a mission to change the trajectory of lives for vulnerable kids and families in crisis by providing safe environments for kids. Our caring and compassionate staff provide stability, care and support for a wide variety of people across a spectrum of ages and life stages: from infant to teen; college student to young adult; and beyond for biological parents.

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?

Foster Care/In-Home Programs: Alabama and Florida

UMCH serves 37 counties in Alabama and Florida through its foster program. The agency recruits and trains foster families to provide temporary homes for abused and neglected children. Therapeutic Foster Care serves children with mental health issues, and Enhanced Foster Care serves large sibling groups. In addition, Respite Care is offered for short-term stays (weekends to 2 weeks) and provides support and relief for other foster families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

The FOCUS (Family Outcome Centered Unification Services) program aims to keep families together by helping parents who have lost or are at risk of losing their children. The intensive in-home treatment provides them with the skills necessary to handle challenges in a healthy way and provide safe, loving homes. The program has a 95-98% success rate.

Population(s) Served
Families

This center serves youth in foster care as well as foster parents in Okaloosa County, Florida. Services include tutoring sessions, study skills training, interview training, career fairs, and programs that help with social skills. Students also receive assistance with resumes, job applications, and dressing for success. All foster parents and caregivers have access to a clothes closet, supply room and food pantry to help offset expenses.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Three group homes serve youth who can no longer live with their parents or in a foster care setting. The kids, ages 11-18, often have mild to moderate emotional and behavioral problems. Family members remain involved whenever possible. A fourth home, which opened in 2018, serves teenages with autism.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

This program provides residential group care for mothers ages 14-20 and their children, ages birth - 4. Long-term goals include strengthening bonds between mothers and children, building self-esteem, and preventing repeat pregnancies while single.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Infants and toddlers

UMCH serves couples hoping to adopt within the United States or from other countries. The staff conducts training and home studies and is a support system for prospective families. Staff also links birth parents with vital services and resources.

Population(s) Served
Families

These homes in Tuscaloosa and Florence provide a stable and loving environment for college-age youth in foster care or alternative living situations. Supportive staff members are available 24 hours per day and provide stability and continuity for these young adults. UMCH also provides scholarships for students in foster care.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Students

Transitional homes fill the gap for youth who are old enough to leave group homes or foster care but aren't ready to live independently. Participants, ages 17-21, must hold a job, attend school or pursue a vocation. They receive financial assistance and guidance while learning necessary life skills.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work

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
Related Program

Residential Group Homes: Alabama and Florida

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2019 UMCH provided 17,161 days of care to 82 youth in residential homes, providing food, clothing, counseling, nurturing, and guidance.

Number of children placed in foster homes

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

Foster Care/In-Home Programs: Alabama and Florida

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2019 we provided 22,628 days of foster care for 176 children and youth while training and supporting 83 foster families.

Number of licensed foster families as a result of the organization's efforts

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

Foster Care/In-Home Programs: Alabama and Florida

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2019 we provided 22,628 days of foster care for 176 children and youth while training and supporting 83 foster families.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2019 we ministered to 1593 babies, children, teens, young adults, and parents.

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.

To continue to meet the needs of the vulnerable children and families in Alabama and Northwest Florida.

We're fiercely passionate about serving and advocating for vulnerable children. We do more than provide housing for children, we embrace them into environments in which they can live, learn and thrive.

Our ministry offers services across Alabama and Northwest Florida through group homes, foster care and adoption programs, family preservation services, transitional living programs, scholarship homes, school readiness programs, and homes for mothers and their children. UMCH is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

For the children, youth and families we serve, the facilities and staff are perhaps the most crucial component of our ministry. Our houses are homes - often the only real ones our kids have ever known. Our staff members are so much more than employees earning paychecks. They are the biggest cheerleaders our boys and girls have ever had. They are hugs and kisses, high-fives, heart-to-heart talks, nurturers, rule enforces, and role models. They are the family our children and youth so desperately deserve.

In 2019 we ministered to 1,593 babies, children, teens, young adults and families. We facilitated:
22,628 days of foster care provided for 176 children and youth while training and supporting 83 foster families.
17,161 days of care delivered to 82 youth in residential homes, providing food, clothing, counseling, nurturing and guidance.
273 families kept together through intensive in-home treatment, positively impacting the lives of 1,101 individuals.
26 forever homes found for children while also training and conducting home studies for families considering adoption.

Financials

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Operations

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

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United Methodist Children's Home

Board of directors
as of 2/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Charlie Adair

Director of Business Development, Promus Holdings

Term: 2020 - 2021

Dr. Judy Bonner

Greg Crouch

Mark Colson

Business Council of Alabama

Jeannie Dodson

Lisa Free, Board Secretary/Treasurer

Tyler Fuller

Bishop David Graves

Bishop, Alabama-West Florida Conference of the UMC

John Hemmings

Andrea McCain

Jerry Maygarden

Warren Matthews

John Miller

Belterra Partners

Rev. Patrick Quinn

Century Church, Pike Road

Mark Saliba

Mark Snead

Steve Umphrey

Bishop Debbie Wallace-Padgett

Bishop, North Alabama Conference of the UMC

Anna Comer

Jonathan Ratliff

Hope Johnson

Brad Norris

General Contractor

Kim Bullard

Wesley Britt

Alabama Power

Debby Spain

Ed Reifenberg

Glenda Allred, Past-President

Deputy Finance Director, Finance Director's Office, State of Alabama

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 1/28/2021,

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