We are a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of children, teens, and families. For more than 95 years, we led the change for a healthy child, family, and community.
Our core values of faith, integrity, cultural sensitivity, respect, excellence, and accountability are essential to everything we do. We work with hundreds of donors, foster families, volunteers, businesses, churches, and foundations who want to help families inspire positive change to build a brighter future.
Because of our generous donors, hundreds of children and teens have a home environment to move past pain into healing. Our program teams provide consistency, stability, training, and trauma-informed care to help the healing process begin.
Through our supporters’ unwavering dedication and loyalty, we can continue serving more children, teens, and families who need us for years to come. Join us.
“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you,
as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
Impacting the lives of children, youth and families by offering innovative, trauma-sensitive programs rooted in faith to inspire positive change.
Leading the change for a healthy child, family and community.
Founded by the United Methodist Church more than 95 years ago, EmberHope Youthville began in the early 1920s with a gift from the estate of Mr. Edward P. Libbey. This gift, combined with funds from the City of Newton, enabled the purchase of 30 acres to build the Kansas Methodist Home for Children.
Over the next nine decades, we have helped even more children, teens, and families; here are the highlights:
Throughout our history, we believe there are times God gathers and scatters his people. We believe He continues to shape our vision, mission, and focus as we hold true to the core values that we live out through every decision.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, faith-based agency, we are proud to partner with the Great Plains United Methodist Conference and USD 373, and New Hope Shelter, Inc. to spark change in at-risk youth and families.
From our humble beginnings as the Kansas Methodist Children’s Home to today, where our services span two states, our mission has remained the same: to inspire positive change in the lives of those who need it most.