Kennesaw State University preparing Children’s Home nomination to National Register of Historic Places

For over 144 years, The United Methodist Children’s Home has served the evolving needs of children and their families across north Georgia. The institution has an integral place in history for both the city of Decatur and also for Georgia.

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Children’s Home CEO awarded scholarship to Harvard program


April 1, 2015: United Methodist Children’s Home President and CEO Bob Bruder-Mattson was awarded today a Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta’s  Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) Scholarship. The annual program grants local leaders access to executive education courses at Harvard Business School.

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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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