Inspiring Stories

Meet Davaunte

Residential Treatment

In spite of a difficult childhood, Davaunte's resilience has motivated him to lead the next generation of KyUMH youth. Davaunte grew up in a full house with six brothers and one sister. His parents struggled to manage their most unruly children, using drugs to escape...

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Meet Brandon

Residential Treatment

Brandon's story starts with hardship, but ends with hope thanks to his time living at the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes."I had trouble growing up," Brandon said. As the second oldest of nine children, with both his parents working, Brandon felt his needs were not met as a child. From a young age, he was responsible for managing household chores...

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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 Penny

Residential Treatment

As a toddler, Penny knew all too well abandonment and pain. Penny experienced 20 different placements during her young life. Her journey...

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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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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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