Our Group Homes
In 1955 Indiana churches and individuals joined hearts and hands in an effort to provide homes for homeless and needy children. As a result of this effort, Baptist Children's Home was created. After growth and merging with two sister agencies, BCH now has homes for children in Indiana and Michigan.
The basic conviction which guides and drives the ministry is that God instituted the family. The family is God's plan for creating, molding, and shaping lives into responsible, spiritually-maturing adults. The need for this ministry is much greater today as the number of families in crisis multiplies.
We care for our children in a group home setting. Each home has a houseparent couple who serves as parents to the children in their care. Each couple may care for up to eight BCH children, ages 6-18. These houseparents model Christian family living to the children in their care. They teach the children life skills, assist in their emotional and spiritual development, and provide a loving family atmosphere. Houseparents teach and model how to live in a godly way. Each child also has a caseworker to help reach personal goals, as well as ensure the child's ability to thrive in their new environment.
If you know a child who could benefit from Baptist Children's Home, please see our Child Care Application.
Baptist Children's Home can also help provide foster care to children who may be better helped in a smaller family relationship. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact us. Our staff provides support for the children and the dedicated people who care for them.
Baptist Children's Home was called into existence in 1955 by churches seeking assistance in caring for families and children. BCH, according to the biblical mandate in James 1:27 to "Care for the Fatherless", answered this call and today cares for more than 1000 children in the United States, India, Southeast Asia and Liberia.