Over 140 Years of Hope!
2011, marked our 140th Anniversary! The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth opened it's doors and hearts to help widows and orphans on March 18, 1871. We have come a long way and now have two campuses annually serving over 780 youth through our numerous programs.
We invite you as Alumni, Former Staff, and Supporters to send us your stories! You may type or hand write your stories and send them to our postal address: P.O. Box 749, Versailles KY 40383. An alternative is to email your story to us at Info@KYumh.org. We can't wait to read what you have to share about our
For more photos of our Versailles campus from the 1940, please visit this website and enter
"Methodist Home" in the search area.
Here is one from our collection you might enjoy...
Letter from Sydney Ann Farna Skinner:
"I was thrilled to receive the Children's Voice this month and see that the Methodist Home is celebrating 140 years! I am beyond words to express my deep love and gratitude I have for the Methodist Home. I attended Kindergarten there - I guess 1970. Mrs. Carly was my teacher and I vividly remember the beautiful campus with the tall trees and grand home. I immediately felt a love and peace as my sweet mother turned onto the property each day. Little did I know that this was just the beginning of my Methodist Home experience. From there I attended Pisgah Elementary and had the good fortune of befriending many residents of the Home. Many of my best friends lived there; they were some of the best friends I would ever know. Beautiful, happy, well-behaved children is what I remember. One would never guess that they were not living in a traditional home. I never heard a complaint, never saw a tear - all I felt from them was a happiness and contentment. I attribute their peace with the love and support they received from the Methodist Home. To this day I wonder about my friends. I still pray for them and hope that their lives are full - living in their own homes, productive - but most of all knowing that it is the love of our Lord Jesus Christ who has asked us to love and care for these amazing, beautiful, wonderful children that this wonderful Home was instituted. I pray they have accepted Christ as their Lord as I know that many, many seeds were sown in their hearts as they lived in the Methodist Home! Thank you Methodist Home and may God Bless you all until his return."