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We believe that every child deserves a safe and supportive environment.

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Mission Statement

The overarching Mission of the United Methodist Home for Children, Inc., (UMHC) is to provide community-based care services to youth and families in need in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. Youth ages 12-20 receive safe housing, emotional and educational support, food, clothing, medical and behavioral healthcare, counseling, and more in a family-like atmosphere that inspires them to hope, heal, recover, and grow. UMHC is a private, non-profit agency licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Children Youth and Family Services.


We believe that every human being is valuable as a child of God, and we believe that every child deserves a safe and supportive environment.


Vision Statement

The United Methodist Home for Children strives to be one of Pennsylvania’s premier providers of professional youth and family services offering state-of- the-art residential facilities on an integrated community campus.

Core Values

We believe that every human being is valuable as a child of God, and we believe that every child deserves a safe and supportive environment in which to grow.

The Home is a nonprofit organization founded on Judeo-Christian principles.

We accept our children and families as they are and work with them to enhance their potential.

We relieve human suffering by providing a healing environment where pain is acknowledged and treated by caring staff and volunteers who act with integrity to meet clients’ needs.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, October 2012


The United Methodist Home for Children, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1917. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of IRS tax laws. The official registration and financial information of the United Methodist Home for Children, Inc., may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800- 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Admissions, service provision, and client referrals are made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, sex, or Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

UMHC is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and is a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Children Youth and Family Services.

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