UMCH Family Services provides help to families in need, whether it's putting families together through our Adoption and Treatment Foster Care Services or keeping families together through our Family Mental Health and Post Adoption Services. You'll find a team of highly qualified and caring professionals dedicated to providing every child we serve with the best possible opportunity to reach his or her full potential.


We are a ministry of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, committed to providing faith-based children's and family mental health treatment through a multidisciplinary approach that begins with a safe place, leading to a child's emotional safe space. Since we began as an orphanage a century ago, we have been dedicated to caring for Ohio's children and their families.



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UMCH Worthington Campus Property Development

We are UMCH Family Services, a ministry of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Formerly United Methodist Children’s Home, we were initially an orphanage. The campus we occupy today is a small part of our original parcel of land which included several hundred acres extending to the river and purchased in 1911. To develop a small portion of the land, money was raised to build a facility which began accepting children in 1914. The “Children’s Home” long has been a fixture inside Worthington.




Thanks for your generosity, participation and support during the 2013 Big Give! With your help, UMCH Family Services raised nearly $9,000 to help children and families in need.


November 8, 2012

Children's Home Sale won't end crucial help for young

Joe Blundo of Columbus Dispatch talks about UMCH. Read the article.

March 14, 2012
Beth Gerber Named Director of Wesley Family Services
UMCH Family Services, formerly United Methodist Children’s Home, named Beth Gerber director of Wesley Family Services, outpatient mental health care. Gerber will be responsible for the daily operation and management of the agency’s outpatient family mental health program offering those in need help through community, school and aftercare programs.


October 10, 2011
United Methodist Children’s Home Hires New Executive Director and Announces Future Plans and Name Change to UMCH Family Services
Sean Reilly takes the helm of the child caring organization that plans to sell land and focus on Adoption, Treatment Foster Care and Family Mental Health
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November 5, 2010
Columbus Dispatch Editorial - Wilkins Endorsement


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UMCH Family Services is a ministry of The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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National Accreditation: Council on Accreditation.