Methodist Mission Home
Rating: 4.92 stars 26 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Disabilities, Job Training, Human Services, Religion
Location: 6487 Whitby Road San Antonio TX 78240 USA
Methodist Mission Home offers hope to individuals facing spiritually, emotionally and physically challenging circumstances so they may lead enriched, rewarding and satisfying lives.
Through professional guidance and compassionate support, teens and young women facing unplanned pregnancies and families considering adoption make mutually beneficial decisions.
Through transitional education including life skills and vocational training, young adults with disabilities and those who are deaf develop confidence and competence to reach their personal level of independent living.
Results: Since 1890’s adoption services has been our signature service. Since 1947 we have placed over 5700 babies in loving families. Since 1974, thousands of young adults with disabilities have received life skills and/or vocational training towards personal independence.
Target demographics: pregnant teens and young women, famlies seeking to adopt. Young people, 18 years and older who are challenged with a disability and those who are deaf. We do not discriminate with regards to religion, race or gender. Students must be 18 years or older to enroll in SCHI and there are age requirements for families seeking to adopt.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2010 Adoption Services provided adoption outreach to 248 pregnant teens and young women. Forty Nine enrolled in the program and 34 babies were placed in loving homes. SCHI provided a transitional education to 134 young adults with disabilties.
Geographic areas served: Primarily Texas but also some nationally
Programs: The MMH Adoption Services program provides professional guidance and counseling throughout the adoption process. Birth mothers receive adoption education, professional counseling and emotional support and financial assistance with their maternity related expenses. The Maternity Center is located on campus and provides a safe residence for birth mothers if needed during the pregnancy. Birth mothers also receive up to two years of post-adoption counseling, at no cost for them. The Adoption Services program assists families wanting to build their family through adoption. We offer domestic infant, international, and older child adoption services. The MMH Adoption Resource Center provides post adoption services for birth parents, adoptees, and families. Southwest Center for Higher Independence provides a transitional education including life skills and vocational training to young adults who are 18 years and older and who are challenged with a qualifying disability and those who are deaf.
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As the Development Director for Methodist Mission Home for over 3 years I have personally witnessed the impact this ministry has made on hundreds of individuals who were lost and hopeless. Unlike many non-profit agencies, staff and residents are intertwined, accomplishments and successes as well as disappointments are heartfully shared and embraced. It is a humbling honor to work with young people with disabilities who have the courage and determination to take challenging steps towards independence and bith mothers who have the courage to make selfless and responsible decisions towards not only their future but that of their child. I travel all over the state presenting our ministry to churches and organizations and am approached nearly everytime by someone whose life has been touched through an adoption experience with MMH; either they were adopted and now have children of their own, or they adopted and now have grandchildren,...to see the continuation of life and love because of a life affirming decision made by one courageous young teen or young woman years ago is wonderful! One young man with muscular dystrophy who has graduated from our life and vocational skills training program comes to visit once in awhile to say hi and let me know how he is doing. He lives in an apartment now and has a job and is going to UTSA to pursue a career. With little mobility left in his arms and hands and confined to a wheelchair, he rides the bus to work, to school and to visit. Always smiling he shares his accomplishments at school and laughs at some of the obstacles he endures. He teaches me to enjoy the simple things in life. My life has been changed through my experience at MMH and I am a better person because of it.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
witnessing an adoptive family recieving the gift of a child from a loving birth mother, watched a student challenged with a disability proudly walk the stage to receive his diploma.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
seeing so many lives changed and joys shared.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
We could provide many more opportunities for growth and independence to hundreds more young adults with disabilities, Address the crisis of teen pregnancy through collaborations and education, open doors for future generations.
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