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Florida United Methodist Children's Home
51 Children's Way
Enterprise, FL 32725
Phone (386) 668-4774
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BRUTON COUNSELING CENTER
Built in 1998, the Bruton Counseling Center greatly enhances the counseling program of the Children's Home. This modern, state of the art, facility strengthens the ability of our counselors to meet and address the many psychological and emotional wounds our young people of experienced.
The Bruton Counseling Center also expands our capacity to counsel with the families of our residents. The Center contains rooms for family, group and individual counseling, and a play therapy room and conference rooms.
ROLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Built in 1978, the Roland Memorial Chapel serves as the spiritual center of our campus. Each Sunday morning the campus gathers for worship in our chapel. With the help of our chaplain, the children act as ushers, acolytes, song leaders, greeters, worship leaders and help to provide music for the service. Every Wednesday evening a vesper service is held in the chapel. This is a more informal time of fellowship. The children might sing, see a video, discuss issues or enjoy a variety of different programs. The chapel is also home to our music program. Our residents enjoy a wide range of musical opportunities. Choirs for all age groups, individual music lessons and more offer the chance for our boys and girls to learn music, express themselves and gain a new self-confidence by performing for others.
Hardin Hall serves as our campus welcome center and is home to all the administrative and development offices, conference rooms, archives room, alumni office, volunteer workroom, campus post office and many other functions. Hardin Hall was built in 1926 and originally housed the main body of what was then the Florida Methodist Orphanage.
THERAPEUTIC ROPES COURSE
Our Therapeutic Ropes Course begins with relationship building and moves to a challenging set of obstacles created to help our middle and high school residents develop self-esteem and gain new confidence. Residents also learn to trust themselves, their cottage mates and adults. At each station along the Ropes Course, the young people are faced with an element to overcome. In order to succeed the young people must rely on their peers, trust others for their safety, function as a team to solve problems and find the courage to do something very difficult. It is our hope that by facing their fears and working hard to overcome the Ropes Course, our young people will begin to develop the strength and courage within to face the fears and obstacles life itself places in their way.
LAURA P. TAYLOR GYMNATORUIM
The Laura P. Taylor Gymnatorium is the focal point of our recreation program. Our young people enjoy a wide variety of recreation opportunities. Age level appropriate activities are designed for afternoon and evening recreation periods. Our Gymnatorium also offers activities that include a pottery class, craft class, clowning class, aerobics and much more. A large stage also affords the opportunity to host performances and special events. We have a workout room for residents and staff.
WORRELL MEMORIAL EDUCATION CENTER
Each resident of the Children's Home attends public school. However, due to the difficult circumstances they have faced many of our young people have fallen behind their peers in school and need special attention. Our education coordinator evaluates all new residents, registers each one for school and designs an education program that will aid each resident in achieving academic success. After school, certified schoolteachers come to the Home and tutor our children in different subject areas.
The Worrell Memorial Education Center is complete with tutoring rooms, computers, a well-supplied library, resource materials and much more.
Waller-Jeter Home is one of fifteen homes on our campus serving the young people at the Children's Home. The therapeutic capacity of a home is 8 residents, but can serve up to 10 children if the need arises. Like all our homes, Waller-Jeter Home seeks to provide a warm, home-like atmosphere for our young people to enjoy. Children are responsible for keeping their rooms clean, doing various chores, completing homework assignments and managing day to day life in the home. Meals are prepared in the home and enjoyed family style. House parents are on duty at all times to give adult supervision and guidance.
SARAH HUNT HOME & BELL HOMES
Two new homes were opened in September 2011. The Sarah Hunt Home was named for Sarah A. Hunt, a pioneering African American woman who built a home in Daytona Beach for orphans and the indigent elderly in the mid-1920s. In 1971, The Sarah Hunt Methodist Children’s Home and The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home became one. The second Home was funded by Trish and Dan Bell, who are both serving on the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Home.