What We Do
Methodist Children’s Home Society (MCHS) is a human service non-sectarian 501c3 nonprofit located in Redford and Detroit. Founded in 1917, we have provided individualized treatment, care, advocacy, and permanency to children and families impacted by childhood trauma for nearly 104 years.
In our first century of caring for the community, we’ve supported youth and families impacted by abuse and neglect. Through our residential treatment program, we provide up to 60 youth with educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to boys ages six to 18. We enrich their lives through individual, group, and family therapy, development of life and social skills, trauma-informed educational services, and mentoring in addition to clubs and activities. We also find safe havens and forever families for youth across southeast Michigan through foster care and adoption, from birth through 18 years old. We ensure all foster and adoptive families are properly licensed, compliant, and supported so that the children we serve receive the loving, safe and healing home they deserve. Yet we now that for many youth in foster care, their only option is to age out of the system. Through our Independent Living Plus program, we support teenagers as they transition into adulthood with the support and services needed to build stability and independence.
Now in our second century of care, we’re tackling abuse and neglect in the prevention phase. In Detroit, we provide community programs such as child abuse prevention case management, a public infant resource center and Teen Infant Parenting Services (TIPS), a two-year program for homeless teen mothers and their children. Through our child abuse prevention services, we seek to address not only the immediate health needs of the families we serve, but to also ensure a safer and brighter future for children and families for years to come by preventing abuse and neglect before any life altering trauma is imposed upon a child. Through this program, we are able to provide families in Detroit with support groups and classes on topics such as financial literacy, job training, housing assistance, infant care, self-care and more to enable them to develop new, effective and tangible parenting skills.