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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Foster Care

Mission: The united methodist children's home strives for excellence in helping individuals, families, and communities grow through services provided in a safe nurturing environment of trust and open communication.

Programs: Residential program - it is our belief that all youth are unique and require individualized treatment approaches. To promote healing, our residential treatment program provides a compassionate environment with the support of caring people. Youth are cared for and supervised by a multi-disciplinary treatment team that includes therapists, psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse (certified in mental health), case managers, and other trained para-professional staff. A consulting psychologist is also available. We serve 16 youth, females and males, in two home style cottages on a 25 acre campus. The ages of our youth range from 12 (must be in the 6th grade) to 21 years of age. United methodist childrens home consistently strives for excellence as we seek to help youth and families grow through services provided in a nurturing environment of trust and open communication.

transitional living program - youth between the ages of 16-21, attending school or working full-time, who have the capacity, motivation, and maturity level, are eligible for the program. We serve 20 youth in tlp on a 25 acre campus in a group home setting. Supervised 24 hours a day and under the direction of tlp staff, each youth learns the skills necessary to eventually reside independent of umch. Youth are cared for and supervised by a multi-disciplinary treatment team that includes a psychiatrist, therapists, case managers, a psychiatric nurse, and other para-professional staff. A consulting psychologist is also available.

foster care - umch in conjunction with the illinois dept. Of children & family services provides a highly specialized, intensive foster care program for 9 youth who live in the southern region of illinois. This program employs licensed foster parents who are proven in their field of expertise. These professional foster parents provide a consistent, nurturing and stable environment for children who are temporarily placed in foster care.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

MyBipolarLife

Former staff

Rating: 5

As a former employee, I am very proud of the work this agency does with vulnerable children. They truly fulfill their mission.