Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services (LUMCFS) is a faith-based nonprofit headquartered in Ruston with services throughout the state. We help children heal emotional wounds caused by abuse and neglect. We guide children and families on new pathways of health and well being. We offer residential psychiatric care, therapeutic foster care, life skills training, therapeutic recreation and exceptional psychological and spiritual counseling to those in need.
"I couldn't have asked for a better place." C.S.
"MCH was home to me. I lived most of my childhood and teen years there. The warm and loving staff helped me through problems most people gave up on me for." - K.R.
"[My therapist] showed me that I didn't have to walk around with the weight of the world on my shoulders anymore and a ticking time bomb. I can honestly say that I'm alive today because of the staff at LMCH." - A.R.
"I couldn't ask for a better place. They give you the tools you need to help you live a normal life again. I would definitely recommend this place" - C.S.
"It was one of the biggest impacts of my young life! I had counselors that helped me through healing and believing love and hope for my future I was very happy there. Pray for all the children whom are blessed to have lived there…past and future! Thank you so much…you will forever have a very special part of my heart" - G.S.
"I grew up in many homes, but this is the one that will always have a place in my heart…the staff was wonderful." - D.P.
"The Louisiana Methodist Children's Home is a wonderful place! The staff are welcoming and friendly. The agency is dedicated to guiding children and family's home by following the teachings of Christ. Anyone who connects with MCH gains a friend always there to help!" -A.T.
"I was NOT surprised by the passion from the staff there! It was obvious to me that their work at the LA Methodist Children's Home is a labor of love!"-C.M.
"It was the only home my mother really knew. Our "vacations" were to homecoming. Love to all. It was just like visiting grandparents. Mama still had lifelong friends from there."-M.M
"We absolutely love seeing the Boys at LMCH and are thankful for the opportunity it brings to our lives"-D.A.
"My home 1965-66 in Ruston. Where I learned to become independent and rely upon myself. This helped me most in Navy boot camps two years later and many times since then. My life hasn't always been peachy, and you would think that time living in an orphanage would have been one of the low points, nut in retrospect, it was one of the best years of my life" -Anonymous
"The staff at the Owl Center are so patient and accommodating besides knowledgeable! Thanks so much for this experience!" J.O.