The Kentucky Methodist Children's Homes is a non-profit organization. We serve
all ages of children through a variety of programs. We've been established
for over 135 years. We have two locations-- Versailles and Owensboro.
The Home was originally established in 1871 as the Widows and Orphans
Home by the Methodist Episcopal Church South in Louisville. Sixty years
later, the Home was move to Versailles, Kentucky.
The original mission to rescue women and children from abuse, serve
unwed mothers, and provide housing for homeless and orphaned children,
is historically similar to that of today's mission. However in the late
1980s, our Home changed from being an orphange to a treatment facility
in order to serve adolescent children with histories of abuse, neglect,
abandonment, and family trauma.
Then in 1984, the Home purchased the property in Owensboro, also known
as the Mary Kendall Home.
(Read more about Mary Kendall's History Here>>)
In 1993, our new name became "The Kentucky United Methodist Homes
for Children and Youth."
Throughout our history, this ministry has always made children a top
priority. We are committed to keeping God's children first. All of this
is possible because years ago compassionate Christians united to help
children who were thrown
into desperate situations.
The Crittendon house is one of 34 buildings on the Versailles campus.
Before moving to Versailles, the original Home was located in Louisville,