Our Independent Living Program is available to all residents and day education students. The independent living staff meets with our young people in a group setting as well as one-on-one. We focus on all of the tools that our young people will need when they are adults and living independently. This includes job readiness skills, home management, and how to be a good community member. 


UMYH also provides after-care services to our youth that are at least 15 years old when they leave UMYH programs for up to 6 months. 

Services Include Teaching

(But not limited to) 

Job Readiness
    •  Resume Building
    • Job Applications 
    • Mock-Interviews
    • Career Exploration
    • Higher Education Exploration
Home Management
    • Cooking skills
    • Budgeting & Finances
    • Nutrition & Food Preparation
    • Housekeeping
    • Basic Home Maintenance
Community Involvement
    • Communication skills
    • Volunteerism
    • U.S. Democracy 
    • Lifelong Learning

Aftercare Services

Students received aftercare in 2022
0 %
Of youth in more than one program receive aftercare services

When young people leave our programs, often they do not have the familial support that we all rely on to continue toward their goals and lean on the skills they learned when roadblocks get in their way. Our aftercare services provide that continued support for up to 6 months after they leave our programs. Many of the young people receiving aftercare services are approaching adulthood and are in need of things like bicycles or gas cards to commute to work, furnishings for their first apartment, security deposits on housing, and much more.

We help with: 
    • Locating community resources
    • Food insecurity
    • Securing suitable housing
    • Therapy 
    • Transportation to their jobs
    • Furnishings for first-time residence

Committed to Transparency

78% of our total operating expenses fund programs for the youth we serve. When you make a charitable gift to our organization, your dollars go toward exactly what you intended—supporting at-risk youth.

United Methodist Youth Home, Charity Children & Youth, Evansville, IN

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(812) 479-7535

2521 N Burkhardt Rd

Evansville, IN 47715


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