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