Human Services

Florida United Methodist Children's Home, Inc.

  • Enterprise, FL
  • www.allchildrenfirst.org

Mission Statement

To empower children and families to experience God's love and care as revealed in the ministry of Jesus Christ.

Main Programs

  1. Residential Care
  2. Independent Living
  3. Open Hearts Family Services (Foster Care)
  4. In As Much Early Care and Education Center
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

We also provide services in Hillsborough, Volusia, Seminole, and Flagler Counties.

ruling year

1942

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Kitwana McTyer

Keywords

Self-reported

children, day care, foster care, residential care, independent living for young adults,

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EIN

59-0638479

 Number

6945496897

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Foster Care (P32)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Goals for 2016: 1) Serving more children and families in more places and in more ways; 2) Serving the spiritual needs of our children; 3) Serving children into adulthood; enhancing independent living programs; 4) Serving young children; early childhood education for infants and preschoolers; 5) Serving at-risk communities through local churches

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Residential Care

The campus currently provides a variety of holistic services to a diverse group of children ranging from ages 4-17 on two campuses. We utilize a house parent model in the residential group setting. The residents and house parents share meals together which are prepared in the cottage, and are enjoyed in a family- style setting. A qualified dietician prepares the meal plans and the house parents pick up the groceries from our commissary, which is located on campus. The campus programs within residential care include: admissions, education, recreation, clinical services, and health services.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Independent Living

The purpose of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home Youth Independent Living Services is to provide to residents and foster care youth comprehensive life support services in an environment that imparts knowledge, experience, and assistance designed to teach residents the necessary skills to become responsible and self-reliant as they transition into adulthood. Services include the coordination of case management, therapy, life skills training, emotional development, career development, and a variety of resources to meet each youth's physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 3

Open Hearts Family Services (Foster Care)

Foster Care is a ministry of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home (FUMCH). It is the intent of FUMCH to assure that Florida children have the opportunity to reach their God-given potential. There are children and families in Florida for whom services are not readily accessible. The Children's Home ability to serve these children is best met through established satellite service locations in underserved communities. The nature and types of services offered are needs-based and within the mission of the Children's Home.Foster Care Services have been established in Hillsborough and Volusia Counties.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Homeless

Budget

Program 4

In As Much Early Care and Education Center

It was one of the pioneer day care/early childhood educational programs in the county. It has licensed capacity of 225 children. Children who are age six weeks to 12 years are cared for on a full-day or part-day basis. We continue to strive to achieve the highest standards of practice and currently hold an accreditations through COA (Council On Accreditation and Gold Seal the highest recognition from the Florida Department of Children and Families. For many children the Florida United Methodist Children's Home's Early Care and Education Center, In As Much, will be their first of many steps on the road toward independence, their first experience with the world outside their home and family. This first step is very exciting, and a time of transition for children and parents alike. At the Florida United Methodist Children's Home's Early Care and Education Center we help encourage each child's natural tendency toward growth, while at the same time, understanding their need for safety and security.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    It is the intent of the Board to assure that all Florida children have the opportunity to reach their God-given potential. There are children and families in Florida for whom services are not readily accessible. The Children's Home's ability to serve these children can be met through the establishment of satellite locations in underserved communities. The nature and types of services to be offered will be needs-based and within the mission of the Children's Home.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

We also provide services in Hillsborough, Volusia, Seminole, and Flagler Counties.

Funding Needs

Increase Capacity for Early Education Development Center through construction of a new center. Goal: $4,500,000 Raise $250,000 for the Chapel Building at the Madison Youth Ranch campus. Raise $570,000 for the Administration Building at the Madison Youth Ranch. Raise $335,000 for Teaching-Family Model which is an evidence based residential treatment program for children. Raise funds to enhance our Education Program for campus residents attending our Legacy Scholars Academy. Strengthening Volunteer Network: Reaching out to churches throughout the state, both through our Local Church Representative program and by staff visiting churches in person, to encourage people to volunteer their time to the Children's Home - both at their churches and at the Home itself.

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation

Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading Toward Excellence (EAGLE) - Accreditation

Affiliations + Memberships

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)

Alliance for Children and Families - Member

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Financials

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FLORIDA UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOME INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Florida United Methodist Children's Home, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Kitwana McTyer

BIO

Kitwana McTyer is Interim President / CEO of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home effective May 2, 2016.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The development and implementation of our Strategic Plan has given focus and clarity to the mission and ministry of the Children's Home since 2008. Over these past seven years so much has been accomplished by having a clear vision of where we want to go. The most significant achievement has been the development, construction and opening of the Madison Youth Ranch. Dedicated on September 23, 2014, this second campus marks a significant milestone in the 107 year history of the Children's Home. The energy, resources, passion and prayers of so many people worked together to bring this dream a reality. Other major additions to our ministry since 2008 have been the opening of Bell Home and Sarah Hunt Home, the construction of a new maintenance building, new respite housing for House Parents, major renovation of Gilbert Home and numerous other improvements across our Enterprise Campus. In 2014 we opened the Heart & Home Resale Shop to help provide a new stream of funding for the Children's Home. Program improvements since 2008 have included the expansion of our foster care ministry to serve four counties in Florida by opening satellite offices in Tampa and Enterprise. The creation of a comprehensive Independent Living program was a critical missing component of our overall ministry. We can now serve dozens of young people and prepare them for the challenges of adulthood. Our Early Childhood Learning Center opened an infant care facility. Plans have been underway to construct a new early education child care center. Our on campus school, Aldersgate Academy, expanded to include classrooms, computer lab and staff to teach 24 middle and high school students on our campus. Since adoption of the Strategic Plan in December 2008, the Board and staff have reviewed its implementation on at least a quarterly basis. This revision will stretch our vision into 2017. We are very excited about this plan and look forward to partnering with our supporters, churches and friends to reach out in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ to minister to the many needs and challenges of the child, youth and families that turn to us for help. Our connection with The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and with The Florida United Methodist Foundation supports these local church relations and enables us to maintain a strong financial base. It is our VISION ""To be a place where children are safe and loved; where youth are given the opportunity to be healthy, self-sufficient adults; where families become strong; and where every person is treated as a unique creation of God."" "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Charles Lever

Pastor Orange Park UMC

Term: July 2014 - June 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?