Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) is a nationally accredited childcare organization that provides healthy relationships, cutting-edge trauma-informed care and a legacy of 131 years of ministry. The mission of MCH is to equip children, youth and families to flourish by offering hope through Christ-centered relationships, services and support. MCH helps children and families reach their full potential through services that address physical, spiritual and educational development. MCH achieves this by delivering residential and community-based programs in Waco, in addition to services through MCH Family Outreach offices in 13 cities across Texas and New Mexico. These services include foster care in selected locations, parent education and support for grandparents and other relatives who care for children in the absence of parents. Through all their services, MCH cares for more than 5,000 individuals each year. Their residential programs on the historic 130-acre Waco campus and the MCH Boys Ranch near Axtell provide a caring, education-focused community designed to meet the specific needs of the youth. Young people in their residential program and day students from the community attend the MCH charter school on the Waco campus, operated in collaboration with the University of Texas—University Charter School system. Since the founding of the school in 2004, nearly 400 MCH students have received a diploma, and more than 80 are currently pursuing advanced degrees supported by scholarship funds generously provided by MCH donors. The MCH Family Outreach Center at 524 W. Waco Dr. provides caregiver support, parent education and other programs designed to strengthen families to help them provide a safe, stable and healthy environment. MCH achieves its mission because of generous benefactors, good stewardship, dedicated staff and resilient young people and families. Less than 6 percent of the budget comes from government funding and family support. MCH serves youth and families based on their ability to help them grow, not on their ability to pay for services. To learn how you can connect with the mission of Methodist Children’s Home or to receive more information about the Waco campus, MCH Boys Ranch or Waco Family Outreach Center, visit MCH.org or call 1-800-853-1272.
Methodist Children’s Home
1111 Herring Avenue