Rev. Brett DeHart named incoming director of church and community relations

June 30, 2015


Brett DeHart has joined The Children’s Home as director of church and community relations. Brett has served in both large and small United Methodist congregations including Underwood Memorial United Methodist Church, Roswell United Methodist Church, Austell First United Methodist Church, and Boynton United Methodist Church.


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Children’s Home residents celebrate graduation

June 30, 2015


Only half of America’s foster youth will graduate from high school, but on a hot afternoon in June, 13 United Methodist Children’s Home residents proved they would not be part of this statistic as they celebrated achieving their high school diploma, GED, or professional certificate with Children’s Home staff, families, and friends.

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Bob Bruder-Mattson interviews on Faithtalk 970 AM

May 20, 2015

Children’s Home President and CEO Bob Bruder-Mattson interviewed on May 19 with Faithtalk 970 AM radio about our foster care programming for children and older youth.


Listen to the archived broadcast:…/faithtalk-live_episode-12_05192015.

New Georgia law creates major reforms for child welfare

May 16, 2015

On May 5, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law the Child Welfare Reform Bill (SB 138). The bill, based off of recommendations from the Child Welfare Reform Council, provides a framework to strengthen and improve Georgia’s child welfare system for children and those that work to protect them.


“We are so proud to see this bill signed into law,” said Children’s Home President and CEO Bob Bruder-Mattson. “The Child Welfare Reform Council has worked since March 2014, alongside child advocates across Georgia, to push for important reforms to strengthen our state’s child welfare system. I look forward to continuing my efforts as part of the council this year to look for more ways to protect our state’s most vulnerable citizens.”

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John Cerniglia Named New Vice President of Income Development

May 14, 2015


DECATUR…John Cerniglia has been named vice president of income development at The United Methodist Children’s Home, effective June 2. John joins The Children’s Home from Boys & Girls Club of America, where he served as national vice president of resource development. He brings prior experience from Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Cincinnati.

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