Although our lives as we know it have changed dramatically, we at the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes are standing firm in our faith that God is walking with us and before us through this pandemic. Our mission remains to serve Christ by providing for the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of children and families.
In light of the CDC and Governor Beshear's recommendations for disease prevention through social distancing, please note the following:
Give to our "Greatest Needs" fund:
At the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes, our mission remains to serve Christ by providing for the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of children and families. This has not changed!
COVID-19 has presented a multitude of challenges to our ministry. Between increased operating expenses and cancelled or postponed in-person fundraisers, your gifts will be used to continue providing compassionate, holistic care to children with histories of tragic abuse or neglect, and will build a foundation for us to serve both during the pandemic and after.
Advocate for federal COVID-19 relief funds specifically for child welfare: Kentucky is #1 in the nation for rates of child abuse and neglect per capita. Even before the pandemic, our state foster care system was drastically underfunded to care for the record 10,000 children who have been removed from their homes. And during state lockdowns, we know families are dealing with extreme stressors that may lead to increased child abuse or neglect. As our society reopens, we expect reports of child abuse to dramatically increase. We'll need more resources to care for these children.Advocate for youth in Foster Care