Inspiring Stories

Meet Tina

Independent Living

Tina arrived at the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes (KyUMH) very guarded. She had good reasons. She suffered from emotional abuse from her mother and physical and sexual abuse by her father as young as four years old...

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Meet Nikki

Community Based Services

Nikki grew up in poverty with no mother. She faced domestic violence and sexual assault, and found escape as a teenager through drugs and...

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Meet Isaiah

Community Based Services

Growing up as an immigrant in America was difficult for Isaiah. His mom was left to raise a 2-week-old and 5-year-old in a...

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Meet Shafika

Residential Treatment

Shafika's parents divorced when she was an infant and eventually lived in abject poverty with her mother and two sisters. She became defiant and...

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Meet Patricia

Residential Treatment

Patricia doesn�t remember having friends as a child. After her parents died in a car accident, she and her older brother grew up with their grandmother, who raised them as best as she could, despite debilitating health issues. Patricia was more of a caretaker than a child.

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Meet John and Jacob

Adoption

Both John and Jacob started life as babies in a Russian orphanage with less-than-ideal living conditions. Like most children in similar institutions, the two babies were...

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