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

Mission:

 

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.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to Methodist Mission Home by a friend who was member of the board. She was also an adoptee from MMH. It was her story of her youth and the parents who adopted her that greatly impressed me. When I first visited the campus, I was amazed at the hard work and diligence of the SCHI students. The camaraderie that exists among those students and their willingness to assist and support each other was truly wonderful. During our board meetings, one of the highlights is to witness the accomplishments of the students and their milestone achievement of graduation. What a difference MMH makes in the lives of these young people. It is transformational.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am currently past Chair of the Board and am the 3rd generation board member in my family. However, I was also a birth mother who chose to place my child in a loving , nurturing home when that was something I could provide at that time. The Home has a history of over 100 years of service and experience helping people with life challenges including a program for young people with disabilities who are not college bound , but can still achieve their personal best. With a dedicated staff , generous donors and supporters , MMH has maintained a rich history of " Giving God's Children a Faith, a Family, a Future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

placing my newborn son with a loving , Christian family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

spead the word about the ministries offered to those who might otherwise fall through the cracks in life.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

My family.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Continue to enhance the campus facitities to reflect the caring of MMH's ministeries.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Expand existing programs and create new ones to meet the ever-changing needs of a changing society.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was adopted from the Methodist Mission Home as a baby in 1969. I was so happy about how they helped my start my life and was impressed by all of the wonderful things they do for both Adoptive and Adopting Families, as well as for the Special Needs young adults, that I decided to become a Board Member several years ago. I love helping support the organization that helped bring me into the world.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am an adoptee from this Wonderful Home. Many years ago I was placed with the most incredible parents that the world has ever known. My life has been exceptional and very very happy. I owe so much to Methodist Mission Home for the Fabulous life I have been fortunate enough to live.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen Methodist Mission Home come from very close to closing to being a very very successful and profitable organization that helps so many people achieve their goals. I am so very blessed to know the people that support and keep this beautiful Home running.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more people to fund the operation and the beautification of the facility.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3rd Generation Board member who has been invilved since the 1920's watching lives being made better by adoption through the Family Services...giving loving couples who could NOT have children provide rich , full lives to children and provide the birth mother to make a better life with maturity and opportunity to further her education.
SCHI ( Southwest Center for Higher Independence ) tailors a program for young adults with learning, hearing and or physical disabilities fulfill their individual best life skills. The goals range from teh client better function in their home environment to those who can achieve skills and independence to hold entry level jobs and reside in their own housing. The Genesis Cooperative offers accomadations on our 25 acre campus for other ministeries including the San Antonio Food Bank, the Light program for transitionong women back into society after drug addiction, etc.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

8+ years of sucessful child placements and countless lives transformed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to expand the current ministeries by improving programs, the physical plant and create opportunities to offer new ministeries.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm proud to be a volunteer and give back to an organization that made a huge difference in my life. I'm so very pleased with the professionalism and integrity of Methodist Mission Home, and I'm glad to be able to contribute to its success.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My wife and I received adoption services from MMH. MMH partnered with an international agency. In only 7 months, we had a referral, and we adopted a beautiful son from Russia within 10 months. MMH opened the doors for our new family member and continued to provide support services after the adoption was complete. Working with MMH was a life-altering, bountiful, and fulfilling experience. We're so glad we got to share it with them!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Tell the world about what a great organization it is.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Methodist Mission Home has ministeries to meet the needs of clients looking for the opportunity to achieve their personal best in the SCHI program build loving families with the services for infant, older and international adoption. All " Giving God's Children a Faith, a FAmily , a Future".

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The adoption service.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Use the 25 acre campus to add additional programs for transitioning stages of life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was adopted from the Methodist Mission Home in 1969. I am very appreciative for what the Methodist Mission Home did for my Birth Mother during her challenging times as a Mother who was too young to properly care for me at the time. I was blessed with wonderful Adoptive parents who raised me from birth. I was re-acquainted with my Birth Parents when I was 27 years and have also had a wonderful relationship with them for the past 14 years. I joined the Methodist Mission Home Board about 3 years ago with the ambition to give back my time and talents to the organization that helped bring me into the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to see all that the Methodist Mission Home offers, both as an Adoptee and now as a Board Member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to help raise money to continue their campus renovations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have know of the work of MMH for over 35 years. However, I became directly involved as a member of the Board of Directors about 5 years ago.

This place has a wonderful ministry. First, to the students in the SCHI as they experience the love and acceptance while training for life skills that help them live independantly and fruitfully.

Second, to the birth mothers who come to the MMH to give birth and consider giving their children up for adoption. They are well cared for physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Third, to the adopted children, who are given the opportunity for a loving home that provides a positive outlook for their future.

And finally, to the adoptive families who have the joy of receiving a new child to love and raise.

This place creates hope and give life in many, many ways.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a Board Member and through the families of congregations I've served who have benefited from the ministries of the MMH.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to increase the ministry! There are no negatives other than the inability to minister to more persons.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

A part of the Ministry of the United Methodist Church

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Continued quality care of the SCHI and Adoption clients

What is its top priority in the long run?

To expand the ministry - meeting more of the needs of the SCHI and Adoption Clients

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been a board member at MMH for approximately 6 years. I have supported them financially as well as provided information to people I meet about MMH. A few months ago I was priviledged to talk with a birth mother at MMH who has decided that she will not be in position to provide for the unborn child. I was elated that this mother trusted MMH to find a family that will assist her in caring for her baby. I am also touched each time I see students who are challenged find employment, develop the skills to care for themselves and are basically independently living on their own.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Providing for birth mothers and adoptive families as well as students who need skills for independent living

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Never giving up on the task of prociding skills and knowledge to those in need

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Exceptional aend take their jobs serious for each individaul. Providing one on one assistanc

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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