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Early in the 20th Century, Mary Kendall, led her women's bible study group on a city wide revival with all denominations to help women and orphans. Today, the Adoption Program, located on the Owensboro Campus, still carries on with the original mission by helping families adopt children from around the world, as well as locally.

Adoption of Matteo
Mary Kendall Adoption • (270) 683-3723 phone
201 Phillips Ct • Owensboro • KY • 42303 (map/directions/hours)

Plans are currently under way to build a new campus in Nicholasville, Kentucky. In 2012, the Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth purchased farmland in Jessamine County to begin development of a new Residential Campus and Headquarters. Under the direction of Rev. Randy Coy, the goal is laid out in phases and based on raising funds for each process. Find out how you can help.


(859) 967-8502

In 1984, the Mary Kendall Home in Owensboro, Kentucky became a part of the Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth. Originally, Mrs. Mary Kendall created the home in 1904. Read more information about Mary Kendall Home history click here.

Mary Kendall Campus


KY United Methodist Children's Home • Mary Kendall Campus • (270) 683-6481 phone
201 Phillips Ct • Owensboro • KY • 42303 (map/directions/hours)

The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth opened in 1871. Today we have two campuses and serve more than 1600 youth per year through residential and community programs. Our on-site residential programs help children ages 12-18 with severe cases of abuse, neglect and trauma.

Kentucky United Methodist Children's Home
In 2005, our local neighbors Ruggles Sign Company, generously donated our lighted 8' tall road sign which they designed, built, and installed.

KY United Methodist Children's Home • Versailles Campus • (859) 873-4481 phone
2050 Lexington Rd • Versailles • KY • 40383 (map/directions/hours)
PO Box 749 • Versailles • KY • 40383 (mailing address)
Mary Kendall Bike FunD Day

Mary Kendall Bike FunD Day (Sept)

Golf Scramble Golf Scramble
Sign up on a team or become a corporate sponsor!
Annual Day Auction and Lunch Annual Day Auction & Lunch Donate items to sell at our auction! We'll have a lots of food, children decorate their rooms, and we will share music.
Childrens Advocacy Day at the Kentucky Capitol Children's Day at the Capitol
Children's Voice Newsletter

Get the latest stories, ways you can help, and information on upcoming events mailed to your house with our printed newsletter!


  Read stories about our children and alumni
Do you have questions about placing a child in our care?

A child between ages 12-18 is eligible for admission to our facility if they've been placed in some type of judicial system. For example, facilities such as detention, foster care or another residential facility. See more elibility requirements for each programs listed right.

Referral partners, Social Workers, Court Designated Workers and Placement Coordinators find answers here:
Eligibility Questions and Answers However, if your child has never been part of the judicial system and you need information or help, click here for recommended resources and website links for parents.

Both campuses offer Community Service Programs for children and families.


Looking for ways to volunteer? Please fill out our volunteer application. Then choose which campus, and speak with our volunteer coordinators to schedule a time and date.

Mail Room Volunteers
Volunteer your time to stuff envelopes!
  Landscape Volunteers
Volunteer time to help with landscaping!

We need volunteers continuously for landscaping, mowing, basic clerical work, cleaning, christmas room helpers and at special events to serve food, organize and direct guests. We also need professional help with painting, carpentry, upholstery repair, general sewing and asphalt paving.


Some more opportunities to help our Children's Home are listed below! We appreciate any items donated which we can sell at our Annual Day Auction! Also, you can purchase Christmas Cards with artwork by our children. We always appreciate prayers! Please add us to your prayer list!

Children's Day at the Capitol Join us for Children's Day at the State Capitol!
Large groups leave an impression in Frankfort! Each February we rally one day to advocate for today's youth and state funding.
  Methodist Children's Home Materials Become a Representative of our Methodist Children's Home at your church!
We mail you materials and information 4 times per year to share! Help us raise awareness and funds.

Kittawa Sprangs Dippin Sauce Buy Kittawa Sprangs
Dippin' Sauce!
Proceeds from the sale come directly to our Children's Home.
  Methodist Children's Home Golf Scramble Become a Corporate Golf Sponsor for our Scramble! Each year we hold a golf scramble to raise funds for both campuses.


For over 140 years, we have served young people—originally as an orphanage and now offering treatment to children with histories of abuse, neglect and/or family trauma with resulting emotional and behavioral problems.  Our programs are both residential and community based. Please visit our links to learn about our many programs bringing hope and healing to young people and their families.

Jan. 14, 2016, Advocate for Kids!

It is a well-known rule of thumb to legislators and grass roots lobbyists that for every constituent who takes the time to contact a legislator about an issue, there are 1000 more concerned about that same issue. Join us in Frankfort, Kentucky on January 14, 2016. Read more...


Join our professional, dedicated team, change lives and make a difference.

Learn more about our Residential Team Leader position and other job opportunities.

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Kroger Plus Cards


You can also support us
financially without spending a penny through your Kroger Plus Card Community Rewards!

You can now register your Kroger Plus Savings Card to benefit the non-profit of your choice. A percentage of every dollar spent will support our youth! Enroll today by visiting www.kroger.com/community rewards and search charitable organizations by typing "KY U..." and you will find us.