Our Timeline

1915

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home, Inc. was organized in 1915 by Miss Angie Godwin.

1922

All three conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church sponsored and endorsed the Home.

1924

The Home moved from Greencastle to its present location in Lebanon, Indiana.

2015

The Home celebrated 100 years in operation.

Our Story

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home, Inc. was organized in 1915 by Miss Angie Godwin, a Methodist Deaconess . With great zeal and ability, she operated a home for orphans in Greencastle, Indiana. In 1922-23, all three conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church sponsored and endorsed the Home. In 1924 the Home moved from Greencastle to its present location in Lebanon, Indiana. Over the years, many changes have occurred and the program has developed to meet the needs of the children it serves.The philosophy at Indiana United Methodist Children Home, Inc. involves a genuine concern and love for each child. Our multi-faceted treatment program aids youth who cannot cope with the everyday responsibilities of family living.

Today, Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home is an open campus facility with group homes designed to offer services to youth who are in need of a less restrictive setting. Youth who benefit the most from the services offered by the Home include:

  • youth who are experiencing difficulties in the educational setting, both academic and/or behavioral.

  • youth who have a history of alcohol or drug abuse but are not in need of inpatient substance abuse treatment.
  • youth who have completed inpatient psychiatric or drug/abuse treatment and are in need of transitional  placement prior to returning home or being placed in a less restrictive placement (i.e. foster home, independent living).