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Who
We Serve

Every day, UMHC provides residential care to 32 to 38 adolescents aged 12 to 20 years. Learn More

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The overarching Mission of the United Methodist Home for Children, Inc., (UMHC) is to provide community-based services, resources and quality residential care services to youth and families in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. We provide youth ages 12-20 with 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.


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UMHC Program Statistics (FY2016)

  • UMHC serves more girls than boys (on average, 2 to 1).
  • Most residents are placed between ages 15 and 16.
  • Residents’ average stay is 177 days.
  • Range of stay can be a week to several years.
  • Residents often need medical and behavioral healthcare, interventional therapies, individual and group counseling, and educational coaching in addition to basic room and board.

Our Long-Range View

UMHC celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017. The Board of Directors and Senior Staff have embarked on a strategic planning process that will lead the organization into a new century of service. As it has many times in the past, the model for delivering care to youth in residential care is changing. UMHC’s trauma-informed service platform remains in step with current best practice for providing residential care and transitioning to more independent living arrangements.

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