Inspiring Stories

Meet Misty

Residential Treatment

Misty came to the Home when she was twelve-years-old with deeply rooted anger. As a child, she witnessed her mother being physically abused by her stepfather on a daily basis. This violent childhood went on for 10 years before she arrived.

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Meet Celie

Independent Living

Celie's painful childhood made her an angry, resentful teenager, but KyUMH gave her keys to succeed and her dream job working with kids like her.

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Meet Jonathan

Residential Treatment

Jonathan never knew his father and his mother remarried an abusive alcoholic when he was 10 years old. His once active mother was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and her physical and mental health declined rapidly...

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Meet Wilbur

Residential Treatment

Wilbur is the only KyUMH alumni from our first Louisville campus to visit the Nicholasville campus!

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Meet Kathy

Residential Treatment

As a teenager, Kathy felt like damaged goods. KyUMH helped her claim her worth as a child of God. Kathy arrived at the Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) at age 12...

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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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