Putting Others First

Posted on November 01, 2022

Most youth look forward to a teacher workday as a day off from school and a time when they can play video games or sleep late. The youth at the Children’s Home have a different idea for how to spend these free days. They see it as an opportunity to serve others and give back

More Than A Children’s Home

Posted on September 20, 2022

Through the leadership of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home was founded in 1908 as the Florida Methodist Orphanage. From those humble beginnings with just two orphaned children, the Children’s Home quickly grew. During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, the Children’s Home grew much of its own food, tended dairy

Mental Health Awareness Month and Trauma Informed Care

Posted on May 23, 2022

Since it was first recognized in 1949, May has been Mental Health Awareness Month. The stigma around mental health still remains, although it is improving as people gain a better understanding of the causes and treatments for mental health. At the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, many of our youth deal with these issues as

Trauma-Informed Care

Posted on March 30, 2022

At the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, we have been following a trauma-informed approach to the care of our youth for years. Though this sounds really good, many might ask, “Exactly what does that mean?” Simply put, trauma-informed care shifts the focus of the care from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”