I served as Executive Director of the Methodist Home from 1999-2002. Before that, I served on the Board of Trustees for eight years. I saw the Home reach young people, change lives, restore confidence, and make families whole. I saw families adopt children through a thoroughly vetted process that placed the child with the right family. I saw teenagers aging out of the traditional 12-18 years old program and enter a new initiative called Transitional Care for youth 18-21, in which they learned life skills, job management skills, and coping skills. In a word,I witnessed abandoned and abused young people being loved and renewed by a skilled, underpaid staff of caring professionals. The Methodist Home of Kentucky reaches out to kids who often literally have no where else to go. I have seen miracles of compassion and restoration of hope.
I have been on the Board of Friends of the Children at the Ky Methodist Home for Children and Youth for several years now. Recently I was elected as Co-Presendnt of Friends of the Children. I have been a supporter as long as I can remember. I became involved because my mother had a wonderful experience at the Home before I was born. She was visiting the home when one of the children engaged a conversation with her, it broke her heart to know a child had no family. The child was thankful for the home. My mother died of a heart attack in 2005 and one of the last things she related to me before she died in the hospital was retelling me the story of that visit many years ago. Growing up a Methodist I have always supported the Methodist Home finically each fifth Sunday. In the past several years I have become even more involved beyond just finical support. I have witnessed first hand how wonderful the staff is and what a great job they all do. The most impelling part is listening to the youth tell how the people at the Methodist Home has impacted them in such positive ways. When they explain how it has been like a life saver for them being at or have been at the facility I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I can not do enough to help in any possible. I can not think of any where that I believe makes a difference in the youth lives more than the Ky Methodist Home in Versailles, Ky.
I have been employed by The Methodist Home of Kentucky for 20+ years. Our mission to reach out to children and families in need. We have dedicated staff that work with kids and familites. Our staff are amazing in every way. They reach out to hurting and needy families all over the state of Kentucky. They go in homes, they reach out to people in so many ways, from informational trainings, to in home crisis, independent living services, mission projects as well as emergency shelter and residential treatment. The staff constantly strive to reach out to people in need! I am proud to be a part of this important mission. God has truly blessed me!