UMCH Family Services provides help to families in need, whether it's putting families together through our Adoption and Treatment Foster Care Services or keeping families together through our Family Mental Health and Post Adoption Services. You'll find a team of highly qualified and caring professionals dedicated to providing every child we serve with the best possible opportunity to reach his or her full potential.
We are a ministry of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, committed to providing faith-based children's and family mental health treatment through a multidisciplinary approach that begins with a safe place, leading to a child's emotional safe space. Since we began as an orphanage a century ago, we have been dedicated to caring for Ohio's children and their families.
UMCH Family Services Featured in The Columbus Dispatch
Children's Home sale won’t end crucial help for young
It’s for sale, several buildings stand empty, and it no longer houses children.
But the United Methodist Children’s Home is most definitely not closed.
“We’re working with hundreds — well over 700 — kids, and it’s unfortunate that the world didn’t know a lot about that,” said Sean Reilly, executive director.
Yes, it is unfortunate because Columbus has many children in need of mental-health treatment, foster care and adoptive homes. The need isn’t going away, no matter what happens to the 38 acres where the home is situated. To read the full article, check it out: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2012/11/08/home-sale-wont-end-crucial-help-for-young.html
UMCH Worthington Campus Property Development
We are UMCH Family Services, a ministry of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Formerly United Methodist Children’s Home, we were initially an orphanage. The campus we occupy today is a small part of our original parcel of land which included several hundred acres extending to the river and purchased in 1911. To develop a small portion of the land, money was raised to build a facility which began accepting children in 1914. The “Children’s Home” long has been a fixture inside Worthington.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month
UMCH Family Services Adoption Program is Proud to Sponsor: Filling Family Portraits: 4th Annual Adoption Advocacy Day
Join us for this event Wednesday, November 14 from 10:30am - 11:30am at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium. You’ll hear from youth, families and advocates as they highlight the need for adoption resources; have the opportunity to advocate for continued investment in adoption; and be able to view our photo collection of waiting children, adopted children and adoptive families. Click here for more details.
March 14, 2012
Beth Gerber Named Director of Wesley Family Services
UMCH Family Services, formerly United Methodist Children’s Home, named Beth Gerber director of Wesley Family Services, outpatient mental health care. Gerber will be responsible for the daily operation and management of the agency’s outpatient family mental health program offering those in need help through community, school and aftercare programs.
October 10, 2011
United Methodist Children’s Home Hires New Executive Director and Announces Future Plans and Name Change to UMCH Family Services
Sean Reilly takes the helm of the child caring organization that plans to sell land and focus on Adoption, Treatment Foster Care and Family Mental Health
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November 5, 2010
Columbus Dispatch Editorial - Wilkins Endorsement
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UMCH Family Services is a ministry of The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Certified by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Mental Health
National Accreditation: Council on Accreditation.