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.
At UMCH Family Services, we are on a mission to change the cultural attitude toward mental illness. To create widespread awareness that hope and help are available, we are hosting Change Your Hue of Blue. A Blues Music Benefit Concert Gala to change the cultural reality around mental illness by raising awareness of the issues and spreading the message that help is available regardless of income level.
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.
November 4, 2014
Gwyn Stetler Joins UMCH as Director of Treatment Foster Care and Adoption
UMCH Family Services has named Gwyn Stetler, LICDC-S, director of Treatment Foster Care and Adoption. She is responsible for the daily operation and management of these programs serving the children and families in need across central Ohio and the surrounding counties.
June 1, 2014
Four Psychiatric Team Members Join UMCH to Expand Services
Working with children of all ages and their families, Dr. Walter Stearns, Dr. Nathaniel Johns, Jenna Birdsell MS, CNS, CNP and Jaticann Miles LPN provide mental health assessment, psychiatric evaluation, pharmacological management, and psychiatric consultation in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with behavioral and mental health needs for UMCH Family Services.
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.
Certified by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Mental Health
National Accreditation: Council on Accreditation.