Despite odds stacked against them, Children’s Home youth are working hard, achieving goals, and saving the world.


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Finding Home

The DFCS case worker gathered her belongings and walked from the living room toward the front door of Jimmy and Beth Rogers’ home in Covington, GA. A two-year-old boy followed behind her, calling out, “I want to go home now too.”


Kneeling down, she told him that this was his new home. The boy’s face fell, resigned, as he simply whispered, “Okay.” Quinn (name changed to protect his privacy), now three years old, came into the foster care system at 13 months old and spent time at two foster homes before being placed with the Rogers through The United Methodist Children’s Home.

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Changes, Challenges, and Child Welfare Reform in Georgia

In this Q&A, Children’s Home President and CEO Bob Bruder-Mattson shares his insights on Child Welfare Reform Council recommendations, some of which already are on their way to being implemented through Georgia’s legislature. The Council’s recommendations provide a framework to strengthen and improve Georgia’s child welfare system for children and those that work to protect them. Bruder-Mattson is an appointed member of the Child Welfare Reform Council.

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Action Alert: Your support needed to increase Georgia’s funding for private providers

Action Alert: We need your support today!


Increased demands are placed on Georgia’s private providers to serve more children – Georgia has seen a 25 percent increase in foster care youth in one year – but at rates provided by the state that do not cover costs of care. In the last ten years, providers have only received a single three-percent rate increase, yet inflation has increased consumer prices by 25.3 percent during that same time frame.


Please contact legislators in the House Appropriation Committee today (emails at bottom) to encourage them to support a three percent increase for out-of-home-care providers. Time is of the essence, because the Georgia House version of FY 2016 budget could pass very soon.

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Volunteers needed for Kids Club

You can make a difference in the lives of a child and their family. Please join our team of volunteers for Kids Club at The United Methodist Children’s Home, where we are building a community and growing in faith!

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