Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes
The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) was founded in 1871 in response to the overwhelming amount of vulnerable orphans and widows struggling after the Civil War. We continued as an orphanage until the 1980s and 90s, when the state foster care system was created. At that time we shifted our focus to providing treatment for youth who have experienced abuse and neglect in their young lives. We now offer a variety of residential and community-based programs to care for 800-1,000 youth and families each year.
We serve Christ by providing for the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of children and families.
Alumni frequently become successful parents and adults, breaking the cycle of abuse they were born into and paying it forward to others throughout their lifetime.
Programs & Services
Transition to Independent Living
Community Case Management
The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) is seeking passionate, mission-driven individuals interested in life-changing work. Our goal is to help our clients find healing and build a brighter future through professional therapeutic interventions. We believe every child is an individual of worth, entitled to God’s gift of wholeness of life.