Hope, Help, and Healing for a Brighter Tomorrow!

The UMCH ministry began in 1913 in Creal Springs and has been located in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, since 1921.  What began as an orphanage has developed into a multifaceted social service agency providing an array of services to individuals, families, and our communities.

Vision Statement

Honoring God, we envision communities where people are physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.

Mission Statement

United Methodist Children’s Home offers hope, help, and healing by providing Christ-centered human services to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, families, and communities. 

What's New


Shining Star

of the Year!

Congratulations to Warren Jones and all of the Shining Stars of 2013.

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Teenagers Need Foster Parents

Learn more about specialized foster care on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

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19th Annual UMCH Golf Classic


Friday, July 11, 2014 sponsored by White Oak Resources.

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United Way

Eagle Accredited Organization
Council on Accreditation
Equal Opportunity Employer