The Children’s Home relies on the annual support it receives from the United Methodist Church Susquehanna Conference, its member churches and support groups, such as United Methodist Women, Volunteers in Mission, bible study classes, and other extended members of our large faith family. In addition, many denominations support the Home because we heed the foundational call to serve those in need, regardless of whether they have a church affiliation.
Many denominations support the Home because we heed the foundational call to serve those in need.
Want to Hear the Story?
UMHC is happy to share our story with congregations, church groups, service clubs, and at community gatherings. We can provide:
- Power Point presentations for group settings.
- Print materials and updates on our activities.
Please email your request with date, time, group description, and a point of contact to firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation of Faith
The UMHC leadership and staff believe that “it shouldn’t hurt to be a child.” As such, the organization remains grounded in four core philosophical elements: youth, family, faith, and community.
- Youth is who we serve. Our residents come from all over central and southeastern Pennsylvania from difficult to dangerous circumstances. We are here because they need a place to go when they have no one and nowhere else.
- Families come in all sizes and shapes today. We make an effort to determine whether family connections can be restored or if other arrangements are necessary to keep our kids safe, healthy and on the right path to adulthood.
- Faith drives our deep commitment to the work we do. It is the foundation of our calling and a promise that we will provide a safe environment and ethical services to residents.
- Community connections and collaborations make our work more successful. We seek partners from a variety of public, private and government agencies, as well as churches, schools, other nonprofits, service groups, volunteers, and others who open new windows of opportunity and help our kids succeed.
These touchstones inspire us to do more and compel us to offer programs in an atmosphere of healing and respect for those in need. UMHC relates to the United Methodist Church through its General Board of Health and Welfare, which provides a common vision for the delivery of healthcare in Methodist institutions nationwide.