Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Modern Day Orphanages

There is never a shortage of stories concerning children who have been abused and/or neglected and have no place to go. What happens to these children if being placed with a foster parent or family member is not an option? In some circumstances, these children go to group homes such as Florida United Methodist Children's Home ("FUMCH") in Enterprise, Florida. These group homes provide a safe place for children and gives the stability, love and structure that they were lacking in their own homes. These group homes are a necessary part of our society and everyone should know that these places not only exist, but can use help in the form of volunteerism or money. Without FUMCH and other organizations like them, children with no where else to go, end up in situations which can be far worse than the home environment they were removed from. If we collectively take responsibility for making sure children's homes are funded, we can insure that every child has a place to feel safe.

If you would like to donate or learn more about Florida United Methodist Children's Home, visit: http://www.fumch.org/index.asp

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