COVID-19 Information

Throughout the pandemic, we have continued operations providing care to children and families.

The Howard School Strong Start Plan 2020 provides information about teaching and learning, safety, cleaning/disinfecting, and food services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Howard School is our state-licensed alternative school on the grounds of Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home.

We are actively growing Methodist Foster Care’s network of therapeutic foster homes. Please visit, and learn how you can help us help Louisiana’s children!

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Children's Homes

Louisiana's most intensive residential care for children.

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Methodist Foster Care

Therapeutic foster care and support for foster families.

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Family Counseling

Therapy, support, and community for your family.

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OWL Center

Equine therapy and a place in nature to grow, learn, and heal.

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Our Mission

We guide children and families home to experience God’s love by following the teachings of Christ.

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From Our Blog

Life Notes: Empathy – Love, Hate, and Forgiveness

Life Notes: Empathy – Love, Hate, and Forgiveness by Nick Meade Have you ever heard that when we hate someone,… Read More

Children’s Home Sees First Resident Case of COVID-19

April 20, 2020, Ruston, Louisiana – Today, Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services (LUMCFS) reports the first positive case… Read More

Louisiana Methodist Children’s Homes limit visitation to “Slow the Spread” of coronavirus across the state

March 12, 2020, Ruston, Louisiana – Responding to a directive from Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana United Methodist Children and… Read More

Lunch Shaming is Wrong

I did not learn everything I needed to know in Mrs. Waggoner’s kindergarten in Beeville, Texas, but I did learn… Read More

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