Homes of Hope

Providing children and youth environments
in which to live, heal, learn, and grow.

We strive to provide a loving environment where each child or youth has the opportunity to develop their God-given talents and mature into productive and responsible individuals.

Our nurturing and caring staff have the experience and knowledge to care for children experiencing trauma as well as the grit and grace to help chart a new path for families in crisis.

We directly care for a wide range of individuals in our residential homes, including babies, children, youth and teen mothers. Each Home of Hope is tailored to the specific needs of each group in our care, offering a safe and stable home setting where those we care for can connect with peers in similar situations. It’s from these locations that we go to work each day, bringing about healing, growth and development through mentoring, accountability and spiritual care.

Settlement Home

Settlement Home

A caring home environment for teen boys from across Alabama who have faced difficult childhoods to the point they can no longer live with their biological parents. Our licensed youthcare workers provide a healthy and nurturing home environment and meet each teen where they are on the emotional and behavioral spectrum in order to develop trust and love.

Babies First Home

Babies First Home

A restorative home setting established to break the cycle of trauma for teen girls from across Alabama who have experienced neglect, abuse or abandonment. Additionally, the home provides specialized care and support for these teens who also who also have become mothers, often by no choice of their own. This state-of-the-art facility cares for and mentors up to ten moms and their infants or toddlers.

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Overton Home

Overton Home

A specialized home for autistic children whose parents have experienced overwhelming challenges caring for them. The teen boys living in the home often find it difficult relating through interpersonal interaction. Despite the adversity they face, they are provided a tailored and consistent home environment as a result of our partnership with Glenwood, Inc.

Transitional Living Homes

Transitional Living Homes

An apartment setting created for youth leaving a foster care residential setting but who may not have fully developed the independent living skills necessary to flourish on their own. The program provides an opportunity for youth transitioning to adulthood to practice budgeting, gainful employment, household management and problem solving.

Overton Home

Higher Ed Homes

Homes located just off campus at two major state universities for youth impacted by foster care or other means of alternative home environments. Students in this nurturing program receive help navigating academic life in a lower pressure environment that increases their chances of graduating. This program offers students the opportunity to experience academic, professional and personal growth focused on helping them thrive.

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Mary Ellen’s Hearth

Mary Ellen’s Hearth

A transitional home for women and children impacted by homelessness who receive care and support until they’re able to get back on their feet. While addressing the barriers these mothers face in restoring their independence, dignity and self-respect, we’re also able to provide a safe home for their children, a focus of UMCH’s dating back to 1890.

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