Methodist Children’s Home, Waco, TX
Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) serves more than 1,400 at-risk children and youth from Texas and New Mexico. The Home utilizes a strength-based philosophy of care, enabling youth to identify and develop their strengths, interests and abilities to achieve success and personal growth.
MCH offers residential care for 180 boys and girls on its Waco campus and 50 youth at its Boys Ranch, which is located 10 miles northeast of Waco. Most residents attend the University of Texas Charter School on the Waco campus, while some attend local public schools. An average of 25 residents graduate from high school each year, and more than 70 graduates are attending college or vocational training programs throughout Texas. In addition, MCH serves 30 boys and girls through a residential program in Waxahachie, Texas, located south of Dallas/Fort Worth. The average age of youth in residential programs is 14. The Home’s transition services program supports former residents, ages 18-25, as they make the transition to independent living and college or the workforce.
In addition to residential programs, MCH provides foster care and a variety of family and community services throughout Texas and New Mexico. The mission of Methodist Children’s Home is to offer hope to children, youth and families through a nurturing, Christian community.
1111 Herring Avenue
Waco, TX 76708
Web site: www.methodistchildrenshome.org
Key CORE Contact:
Moe Dozier, Vice President for Residential Services
Ages/Grades Served: Ages 12-18, Grades 6-12 (children birth-18 served through foster care)
Age Limit Upon Enrollment: 11-17 years of age
Program Year: Year Round
Geographic Eligibility: Texas and New Mexico
Total Residential Capacity: 180 at Waco Campus, 50 at the Boys Ranch, and 30 on the Waxahachie campus
Goals Upon Graduation: Enrollment in a college or vocational program, or integration into the workforce and independent living
Year Founded: 1890