Sponsored by the North Alabama Conference Clergy Spouses
Please make checks payable to the North Alabama Conference UMC and mail to
United Methodist Center
Attn: Sandy O’Kelley
898 Arkadelphia Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35204
Babies First is a residential program of the Untied Methodist Children's Home which provides group care for up to four mothers and their babies. Mothers are usually ages 15 to 24. Children can be age 0 to 4. Babies First takes them in because their needs cannot be adequately met through families or other out-of-home placements.
The long term goals of this program are:
Short term goals include meeting the day-to-day basic needs of both mother and child while offering them a safe, loving environment in which to live and grow.
The live-in house parents are available at all times to assist the young mothers in the proper care of their infants. The care of the child is primarily the responsibility of the mother, but caring staff is there to support her in every way.
Experienced, professional and licensed staff supervises the program, and assists with counseling, educational programs, evaluations and long-term planning. Volunteers can be used as mentors for the mothers.
For more information about the United Methodist Children's Home go to www.umch.net