United Methodist Children's Home of the North GA Conference Overview
Target demographics: We serve children ages birth to 21 and their families in metro Atlanta and North Georgia.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1800
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: We have many volunteer opportunities! Groups can help with events, landscaping and painting. Individuals can tutor a child, mentor a young person, help with a therapuetic activity and much more. Please join us!
We provide a loving and safe home for abused and neglected children in the state foster care system through Foster Care and Adoption for children of all ages, Independent and Transitional Living for older youth, Nurturing Connections Second Chance Program for parenting teens and their babies, and Higher Education assistance.
We also work to prevent abuse and strengthen families. We believe that the best way to provide a safe and loving home for a child is to help create that in his or her own family. So our family preservation services – Family Counseling, Parenting Classes, Financial Aid and residential Family Housing – help families stay together and become stronger. Our summer and after-school program, Jesse’s House, also provides a safe place for children.
Our goal for everyone we serve is to find their “Forever Family” – what we call permanency. Whether that is through adoption, reunification, staying together or standing on their own, we help our children, teens and families find their home.