A Message from Executive Director Kelly Salee:

Dear UMYH Partner,

As always, the health and safety of our youth and staff are our top priorities. In spite of a global pandemic, shutting down is not an option due to the nature of our work. Many of the youth we serve don’t have a place to go, so it’s up to us to continue to give them the compassion, care, and consistency they need. We continue to closely monitor updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) for the latest information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of their recommendations, we’ve had to make temporary changes to our services and the ways we connect with our community.

As we rely on your support to keep our vital youth services running, I wanted to share with you some of what’s happening:

– The Day Education Program was closed on March 13th and we have finally been able to reopen in August, all while following CDC protocal

– Tours and Volunteer activities will be suspended for the next several weeks until restrictions on meetings have ended

– In-kind gifts are greatly appreciated, you can find our updated list on Amazon, but please call before dropping them off at (812)479-7535

We apologize for any inconveniences these changes may cause. During this time we ask for your patience and also your prayers. Thank you for everything you do to make our work possible.


Kelly Salee

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Founded in 1979, the United Methodist Youth Home has faithfully sought to help at-risk youth become productive and responsible members of the community for 40 years. We’ve made a lot of progress and impacted thousands of lives, but our work isn’t finished. That’s why we’re not only celebrating this special milestone, but also reaffirming our dedication to helping young men and women Move Forward! Together let’s go another 40 Years and Forward!

   Want to make a difference? If you, your church congregation, or organization would like to learn more about our facilities please don’t hesitate to ask. We are always looking for members within our community to volunteer, be an ambassador, and much more. Contact us today!   

   Thank you,  for making our mission possible with your generosity and support.

40th and Thankful Celebration:

The Dedication Ceremony : Holder Home for Boys