Methodist Children’s Home

Offering Hope Since 1890

Founded in Waco in 1890, Methodist Children’s Home has grown from an orphanage into a nationally accredited childcare agency offering hope to children, youth and families through a nurturing, Christian community. MCH serves youth through residential programs at the Waco campus and the MCH Boys Ranch. The Waco campus on Herring Avenue is situated on 130 acres next to Cameron Park. The Boys Ranch is in nearby Axtell. Each location is unique, but together provide a caring, education-focused community designed specifically to meet the needs of the children in their care. Most are ages 10 to 18, but exceptions are possible for younger children to keep siblings together. Most youth in the residential programs attend a school on the Waco campus affiliated with the University of Texas — University Charter School system. This year, all 29 graduating seniors were accepted to two- and four-year colleges and technical schools. They will continue their education supported by scholarships generously provided by MCH benefactors. The impact of MCH is felt far beyond Central Texas. In 13 communities across Texas and New Mexico, MCH Family Outreach offices offer in-home and community-based services designed to strengthen and unify families. These include foster care, parent education and support for grandparents and relatives caring for children in the absence of parents. To better serve Waco families, MCH Family Outreach will open a new facility at 6th Street and Waco Drive this fall. MCH cares for more than 6,000 individuals each year and yet receives less than 6 percent of their budget from government funding. Instead, they fulfill their mission through the generosity of benefactors, and are grateful for the faithful support of the Waco community. To tour the facilities or learn how you can help the mission, visit MCH.org or call 800/853-1272.

Methodist Children’s Home

1111 Herring Avenue

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