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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Open letter to the faith community from Children’s Home CEO


Right now, in your community, there are children who need your help. Georgia has more than 10,000 youth in its child welfare system and the number continues to grow. The shortage of foster homes results in children being separated from siblings and living far from home.


Every week, The Children’s Home must turn away 30 children or more who need our urgent assistance to find a loving foster home.

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Meet the Parents

The 65 foster families that currently foster with The United Methodist Children’s Home are diverse: young, old, married, single, first-time parents and empty nesters, they make a world of difference to the youth they bring into their homes. Could your home also provide a welcoming safe haven for children in need?

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