Inspiring Stories

Meet Leslie and Ronnie

Residential Treatment

When 10-year-old Ronnie learned that his parents had been killed in a car accident, he went into shock. His younger siblings Billie, Vickie and Leslie were now relying on him. "My parents taught me to take care of everyone," he says. "I remember going to bed that night and asking God, 'what is gonna happen to us?'" Ronnie said. "And I can't explain it, but a calming presence came over me."...

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Meet Tina

Independent Living

Tina arrived at the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes (KyUMH) very guarded. She had good reasons. She suffered from emotional abuse from her mother and physical and sexual abuse by her father as young as four years old...

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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 Oliver

Adoption

"Oliver is the greatest adventure of my entire life. I love seeing this little boy pulling my folded clothes out of the laundry basket...Oliver is one happy child. He is a social butterfly. He loves church and the choir..."

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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 Jackie and Kathy

Residential Treatment

Twin sisters Jackie and Kathleen felt unwanted by their family after being sent to KyUMH, but God had a better story for them.

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