PO BOX 749
VERSAILLES KY 40383-0749
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 749
VERSAILLES , KY 40383 0749
Phone (859) 873-4481
Fax 859 873-8078
Contact Name Melinda Ryles-Smith
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1958
Former Names
The Methodist Home of Kentucky, Inc.
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Other ways to support: 1) mail a check to our P.O. Box 749, attn: Development; 2) Give using a debit or credit card through our website:; 3) Check our website for specific material items needed and give in-kind donations.  4) Contact us about volunteer opportunities by contacting us at 859-873-4481.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement Kentucky's young people are increasingly being victimized by abuse, neglect and family trauma. The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth responds to Christ's call to go into the world by providing quality social services for children and families. We have established a variety of services for children, adolescents and parents to bring healing and hope to often desperate situations. We believe every child is an individual of worth and is deserving of God's gift of wholeness of life. The scope of our services continues to grow and improve as new needs arise.
Background Statement

In 1871 in Louisville, we began as the Widows and Orphans Home of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  The mission began as a result of the large number of widows and orphans resulting from the Civil War.  Through the years, as widows became more self-sufficient, we became an orphanage.  In 1931, we moved in response to the overcrowded conditions at our Louisville property, to the current 251 acre farm in Versailles, Kentucky.

Then in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, as more foster homes became available for orphaned children, we changed our focus to be in service to young people with histories of abuse, neglect and/or family trauma.  Our goal is to help them emotionally and behaviorally.

In 1984, we acquired the Mary Kendall Home in Owensboro and we renamed it the Mary Kendall Campus of The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth. 


Impact Statement
Our Top Accomplishments for 2016
1. Served over 600+ children and families throughout the year.
2. We continued to grow our new substance abuse recovery program for youth called Next Step. In its first year received 269 referrals, welcomed 142 youth and served 80 families successfully.
3. We broke ground on a new location in Nicholasville, KY that encompasses upgraded facilities and expanded services.
In 2017, our top goals include:
 1.  Completion of our new facility in Nicholasville, KY.
 2. Expanding our Next Step program into Fayette County and expanding our other programs throughout KY.  
 3. Significantly increasing the number of volunteers through developing more volunteer opportunities and implementing a system for volunteer engagement.  
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Mental Health Treatment
Tertiary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing Support
Geographic Areas Served
Although we serve all areas of the state in our Community Services, our residential programs are located in Fayette, Woodford, and Daviess Counties.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.
Our mission is to facilitate healing for children and families who have experienced trauma which has resulted in emotional and behavioral difficulties.  We want to lead these young people and their families back to a wholeness of life.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Stephen Schnacke
Company Affiliation Western Kentucky University
Board Members
Rhonda Barnett American AirlinesVoting
Jackson Brewer Retired United Methodist ClergyVoting
Susan Elkow United Methodist ClergyVoting
Paul Fryman United Methodist Church Clergy
Beth Gamble Administrator Midway CollegeVoting
Mark Gibbons District Superintendent for United Methodist ChurchesVoting
Faye Logan Retired School AdministratorVoting
William Moore United Methodist ClergyVoting
Lewis Nichols Retired JudgeVoting
David Oaks United Methodist ClergyVoting
Clarenda Phillips Faculty Morehead State UniversityVoting
Stephen Schnacke Retired Faculty Western Kentucky UniversityVoting
Sam Small Retired SalesVoting
Judy Stallons United Methodist ClergyVoting
Jeff Walker Attorney/CPAVoting
Paige Williams United Methodist ClergyVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 60%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 20%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Rev. Randy Allen Coy
Term Start July 2007
Full Time Staff 81
Part Time Staff 36
Volunteers 20
Contractors 7
Retention Rate 75%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 23
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 71
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 37
Female 59
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Vice President for Programs and Services for Mary Kendall Campus
25 years
Title Vice President for Advancement
24 years
Title Vice President for Finance and Human Resources
22 years
Title Vice President for Programs and Services for the Versailles Campus
12 years
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
The residential program is designed to help young people ages 12-17, who have histories of abuse, neglect, abandonment, and/or family trauma that have resulted in emotional and behavioral problems. Many of the youth we care for have had multiple placements prior to coming to our program. Our goal is to address the individual needs of the young person and thereby stabilize them to help build a better future. Children who have difficulties with relationships and who have experienced many traumatic events benefit from a residential environment based on nurturing, secure, respectful and consistent relationships, in combination with limit setting.
Within the residential program we also offer a shorter term therapeutic intervention through our Emergency Shelter Program.
Population Served , ,
Program Long term Success Provided 5,365 days of emergency shelter to boys and girls placed out of their homes.
Description This program provides opportunities for education, job skills, and self-sufficiency for young adults ages 17-21 who are committed or on extended commitment with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or with the Department of Juvenile Justice. Each young adult receives help with all financial necessities, such as rent, clothing, furniture, and food. All Independent Living residents receive case management services, and group and individual counseling as needed. Staff assist residents with any issues that arise providing a network of support and resources, enabling our young people to grow into independence. In addition, participants attend school and have jobs to achieve program goals. This program offers housing in Fayette County but serves residents from all counties in KY.
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Restore Hope is our in-home crisis intervention program. Every child experiencing a crisis should have access to emergency services, when clinically appropriate, in the context of the family and the least restrictive setting. This program is aimed at children up to 18 years of age in crisis who would require placement/institutionalization without intervention. The program serves at-risk youth in Fayette County regardless of their ability to pay for services. Services are provided at no cost to the clients provided they are part of Division of Youth Services through Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. The clientele served will meet the eligibility criteria of low socioeconomic background and have an income below the national poverty level.
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Description Through referrals from the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Kentucky United Methodist Home provides home detention monitoring in 70 counties throughout KY to court ordered youth. The home monitoring services can include standard tracking as well as tracking with electronic devices. These children will have specific places where they are to be and at specific times. The children are often not allowed to leave the home, unless it is to attend school or work. The children are monitored by the case manager to ensure they are following the mandates given them. The case manager also works with the youth and/or their family to assist with job placement, school attendance, and many other skill development activities to help insure that the conditions which contributed to the home monitoring are resolved whenever possible.
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Description Our Owensboro Mary Kendall Adoption Program is a licensed, private, non-profit organization that aids Kentucky families with both domestic and international adoption. Mary Kendall Adoption provides personal counseling and guidance to birthparents as they plan for the welfare of their child. We help adopting parents prepare for the experience of parenting a child. The program offers comprehensive home studies as well as post-placement services once a child is with the family. All eligible families are assisted by professional caseworkers. Parents have adopted children from the U.S., Bulgaria, China, Guatemala, India, Korea, The Phillipines, Romania, Russia, Vietnam, and Eastern Europe through our program.
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KYUMH offers the Next Step Program to help youth who desire recovery from substance abuse. The Next Step Substance Abuse Program provides community based assessment, case management and treatment services to youth through age 21 who live with substance abuse and emotional/behavioral disorders.

List of Services

  • Outpatient individual and family therapy
  • Substance abuse services
  • Weekly support groups (including groups for co-occurring disorders) with staff guidance for development of relapse prevention skills
  • Case Management with links to needed medical, social, educational, substance abuse treatment and other resources
  • Comprehensive treatment plan based on the needs and goals identified by the youth and their families
  • Residential treatment

Additional Services

  • Transportation is provided or arranged
  • Crisis hotline support is available 24 hours

Next Step Therapists and Case Managers provide services in the following counties: Woodford, Anderson, Clark, Bourbon, Boyle, Mercer, Powell, Garrard and Jessamine.

Program Goals

  • Substance abuse recovery
  • Enhanced family supports
  • Community engagement
  • Access to resources to support a healthy lifestyle
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
We collaborate with the following:
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Department of Juvenile Justice
Area School Systems
Local food banks and social service providers
family and district courts
AccreditedCouncil on Accreditation2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $5,914,985.00
Projected Expenses $5,914,985.00
Endowment Value $3,584,140.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 6%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$6,530,181$5,524,715$4,428,039
Total Expenses$6,422,802$5,768,166$5,684,140
Revenue Less Expenses$107,379($243,451)($1,256,101)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$3,653,984$3,082,396$0
Individual Contributions$2,093,295$1,946,063$1,534,014
Investment Income, Net of Losses$187,126$272,986$205,276
Membership Dues--$0--
Special Events$37,383$29,066$28,198
Revenue In-Kind--$0$900,099
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$5,172,600$4,560,463$4,506,829
Administration Expense$842,793$825,472$786,905
Fundraising Expense$407,409$382,231$393,406
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.020.960.78
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%79%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%8%25%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$10,687,675$10,794,096$10,460,827
Current Assets$860,836$1,329,444$882,280
Long-Term Liabilities$436,581$554,913$99,239
Current Liabilities$90,449$127,107$158,954
Total Net Assets$10,160,645$10,112,076$10,202,634
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose We are pleased to announce the launch of our $15 million capital campaign, “Build with Us”, to address the needs of KY's Children. The campaign will provide a full continuum of care for all levels of need from those children first identified as victims of abuse and neglect, to those who are suffering the most severe psychological and behavioral effects of abuse, neglect and family trauma requiring 24/7 residential treatment care.
Goal $15,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Address PO BOX 749
VERSAILLES , KY 403830749
Primary Phone 859 873-4481
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Randy Allen Coy
Board Chair Dr. Stephen Schnacke
Board Chair Company Affiliation Western Kentucky University