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MCHS & COVID-19 FAQ

Is MCHS still operating?

Yes! Our highest priority is the safety and security of our children, families and staff. Our Residential youth are staying safe on grounds, where we have launched an education program to keep them learning, growing, having fun, and spirits up during this time.

How are MCHS staff doing?

We are all in this together. Because MCHS is home to nearly 60 children, our staff continues to work through these hard times and care for our youth. We’ve prioritized assisting our employees with any needs including temporarily increasing compensation for direct care staff, establishing an Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, and donating our PTO to employees should they need extra time off. We have also implemented health screenings for our staff on grounds. Staff who have the ability to work remotely are also doing so.

Are you still accepting job applications? 

We are! Please submit your applications and resumes HERE. Interviews may be held via phone or teleconference. 

How can I help?

There are many ways you can support our children and families through this unprecedented time from the comfort and safety of your home. The most meaningful support right now is a monetary donation to our relief fund. These funds support the daily operations of our Residential team, our on-grounds Education program, and the unprecedented needs of our youth and foster families. We also have an Amazon Wish List of items we are suddenly in need of during this time.  CLICK HERE to learn more about more ways to help! 

Do I have access to the Detroit Resource Center?

In conjunction with the temporary closure of the Durfee Innovation Society, the Detroit Resource Center has also temporarily closed. If you are a family in need of assistance, please contact Director of Community Programs Emily Foreman at (313) 420-8818. 

May I drop-off donations? 

As our community aligns with Governor Whitmer’s "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, we recommend making a monetary donation through mail at Methodist Children’s Home Society, 26645 W. Six Mile Rd., Redford Twp., MI 48240 or through this link. You may also visit our AMAZON WISH LIST to send an item to us. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety for our children, staff and community as a whole. For questions about donations, contact Chief Development Officer Kathryn Woodstock at (313) 531-9969.

What should I do if I'm interested in fostering a child? 

We are more than happy to provide you with information and answer any questions if you have an interest in foster care or adoption. For more information, CLICK HERE to complete our foster care inquiry form. An MCHS team member will reach out to you regarding the next steps. 

What should I do if I'm interested in volunteering or mentoring at MCHS? 

We would love to have you once visitor limitations are lifted! If you are interested in volunteering or mentoring at MCHS, please CLICK HERE to fill out an inquiry form, and we will follow-up with you. For specific questions, feel free to email Rachel Evans at revans@mchsmi.org.

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