All three campuses of the Methodist Children's Home are still up and running during the pandemic - caring for 142 children with significant behavioral health needs.
It's nothing new for the organization as it battled something similar in the early 1900's and survived then. The Louisiana Methodist Orphanage remained open and taking children during the Spanish Flu and Yellow Fever waves of the early 1900's.
"These are more than simply homes, they are highly structured psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and they are highly regulated environments of care," say representatives from the Children's Home. "Please know that the children are being cared for by dedicated staff who know that they are the hands and feet of Christ in a most challenging time."
The Methodist Foster Care therapeutic foster care program is still up and running under very challenging conditions. We have well over 100 foster families caring for children and have the opportunity to grow to 160 families immediately.
The Children's Home also points to its Life Skills Training program, which is still serving as a resource for the many former foster youth who don't have family to turn to in this often frightening time.