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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...]

From Saggin’ to Swaggin’

“I don’t have enough arms to do this.” A teenage boy fumbles through his first attempt to tie a necktie, and Glen Warren, CEO and founder of Fathers Forever, steps alongside him to help. Warren unwraps his own tie to demonstrate, and they start over. “You’ll get it. Try again.” The boy is one of 18 Methodist Home for Children teens who’ve come to Raleigh for “Saggin’ to Swaggin’,” an image-building session with Fathers Forever, MHC and … [Read more...]

New Board Leadership

The 2013-14 Executive Committee has been named and five members elected to the Methodist Home for Children Board of Directors, effective July 1, with four-year terms expiring in 2017. New to the Board of Directors: Linda Coleman of Knightdale represented eastern Wake County in the North Carolina General Assembly with three terms, from 2005 to 2009. She was state personnel director for three years and, in 2012, candidate for lieutenant … [Read more...]

Josh is NCSO Athlete of the Month

Read Josh's story from Spotlight magazine. | See his profile on the NC Special Olympics website. Josh Mallia competed this spring at the regional and state levels of Special Olympics, where he won two gold and two silver medals in swimming. He also competed in the USA Volleyball Open National Championship in Kentucky, where his Unified team placed fourth and he went on to play in the All-Star Game. In July, Josh is Athlete of the Month … [Read more...]

Playground Gets a Makeover

Read The News & Observer article | View photos on Facebook With the snip of a red ribbon, volunteers and Jordan Center staff on June 24 celebrated the makeover of a playground for 3- to 5-year-olds. A Legacy Center leadership team solicited supplies and worked around the clock Father's Day weekend to complete the project, valued at $40,000. Thanks to the efforts of more than 80 volunteers, our preschoolers have a remodeled … [Read more...]

Frankie Lemmon Partnership Expands

Nine children with developmental delays were served by the Jordan Child & Family Enrichment Center this academic year through a partnership with the Frankie Lemmon School. Plans call for expanding Jordan Center enrollment to 20 Frankie Lemmon preschoolers in the fall. The Jordan Center was founded in 2001 with inclusiveness at the heart of its mission. This made it an appealing partner for the Frankie Lemmon School, which serves children … [Read more...]

Find MHC on accepts Methodist Home for Children and its Model of Care for a national database of evidence-based treatment programs. Methodist Home for Children and its copyrighted Model of Care have been added to a national database of justice-related programs that are proven to work. It is the only North Carolina-developed program on the site. The U.S. Office of Justice Programs’ gave a “promising” rating to the … [Read more...]

Newly Certified Staff

Congratulations to five staff members who’ve shown through rigorous testing and certification that they are adept in our model of care and equipped to train others. Lighthouse-Certified Resident Counselor Kendrick Exum, right, with Wayne Program Manager Derrick Crumpler. Exum works at the Wayne County multipurpose home. Lighthouse-Certified Program Manager Equan Glenn, center, with Aftercare Specialist Parrish King, right, and … [Read more...]

Our View: Raise the Age

Making a case to "raise the age" on youth jurisdiction, Bishop Hope Ward and MHC President/CEO Bruce Stanley argue that 16- and 17-year-olds who commit misdemeanors should not be prosecuted as adults.  North Carolina remains one of only two states that automatically prosecute all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults—even for an infraction as minor as stealing a bag of Doritos. We agree that wrongs deserve consequences; however, our state’s … [Read more...]

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