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Foster Parents Needed

Methodist Home for Children is looking for loving foster parents in Central and Eastern North Carolina to care for children and sibling groups who’ve been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Counties of special interest are Wake, Durham, Lee, Dare, Pitt, Martin, Green, Chowan, Johnson and Wayne. All children need a loving family and a safe environment. You may be the answer for a child who has neither. Children who have been … [Read more...]

2013 | Epicurean Photos

The Epicurean Evening photos are in! Thanks to everyone who made this a memorable and successful evening for Methodist Home for Children. | Click here to see all photos. … [Read more...]

Newly Certified Staff & Families

Congratulations to 11 staff members and two foster families who’ve shown through rigorous testing and certification that they are adept in our model of care and equipped to train others. … [Read more...]

2013 | Epicurean Winners

VIEW EVENT PHOTOS | Congratulations to the Wilmington Convention Center and chef Scott Frazzetta for winning the Copper Kettle, Best Appetizer and Best Taste awards at our Aug. 22 event. The top dish was a seared scallop with champagne creamed spinach and saffron risotto. Best Appetizer Silver went to TheatreNOW; Bronze went to Fish Bites Seafood Restaurant. Best Taste Silver went to Hilton Wilmington Riverside; Bronze went to Pine Valley … [Read more...]

A Case for Education: Do the Math

One of our recent college graduates says HELP namesake Vic Hackley will "drop some wisdom" on students anytime he gets the chance. Perhaps his best chance each year is at our HELP Luncheon for MHC students who qualify for higher-education financial aid and mentoring. We thought we'd share Hackley's 2013 message to our students as they prepare to go back to school. Here, he makes the numbers case for getting an education. The prize, he says, is … [Read more...]

Racing for Children

Click here to support our Tuna Run teams! The Tuna Run 200 begins Oct. 18 at 6 a.m., and Hauling Tuna For the Homies runner Carol Goehring is preparing by washing socks and counting the clip-on flashlights racers will use as they run the overnight miles between Garner and Atlantic Beach. “What a luxury to be able to take steps to ensure our personal safety,” she says. “We are running because too many children can’t do anything to feel safe in an … [Read more...]

Epicurean Evening: Aug. 22, 2013

With a gourmet theme and a winning cause, Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening brings together the area's most talented and innovative chefs. As a guest, you will taste the competition as our epicureans bring their best to the table for awards and bragging rights. Join us at the Wilmington Convention Center for one of the year's most anticipated charitable events! 2013 | The Program 5:30 p.m. Silent Auction | Tasting & Drinks7 … [Read more...]

“Everyone in this room sees something in you.”

J.R. Gorham grew up poor in Pitt County, a tobacco sharecropper’s son. He was embarrassed by his family’s poverty. He was angry about the clothes and other things he didn’t have. And he chafed at his father’s strict rules. He could not wait to leave home. In many ways, Gorham was like the teens who come to our multipurpose homes. Repeat juvenile offenders, their lives are often rife with poverty, anger issues, substance abuse and bad … [Read more...]

Summer Camp

There's nothing else like it, especially for children who've been abused or neglected. Summer camp is escape. This year, our children are enjoying a week of sleep-away camp with Royal Family KIDS and the NC United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries. We couldn't do it without these wonderful partners and the support of donors. At Royal Family KIDS Camp, staff and volunteers work hard to make each child feel valued and loved, says … [Read more...]

Chasing Dreams, By Degrees | 2013

Congratulations to our students! On July 19, Methodist Home for Children celebrated new graduates and students in the Hackley Education and Learning Program. Known as HELP, the program provides financial support and mentoring to qualified students who’ve been through foster care, adoption and residential services. | Read more about HELP. Markita Alston, Wake Technical Community College, is taking classes with plans to enter a four-year … [Read more...]

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