The United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) was established in 1871 in Norcross, GA to care for children orphaned during the Civil War, and has evolved to serve children and families in a ‘continuum of care’ model. UMCH envisions a world where ‘all children are raised in a loving, compassionate and nurturing home.’ And it works every day toward its mission ‘to restore children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ.’ Since 1973, UMCH has cared for over 6,000 children in safe and loving foster care homes; it provides safe housing for at-risk young adults and prepares them to make positive life decisions and become productive, independent, citizens; and it strengthens and preserves at-risk families through safe housing and support services. Today, UMCH serves over 245 children and adults a day in 40 counties across North Georgia, and it delivered over 56,000 days of care in 2016. For more information visit www.umchildrenshome.org.
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