Children & Youth,
Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers,
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.