Bishop Trimble is pleased to announce that the Indiana Conference’s three United Methodist-related children’s homes will be the recipients of funding awarded through the Methodist Health Group (MHG). Bashor Children’s Home (Goshen), the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home (Lebanon), and United Methodist Youth Home (Evansville) will each receive $3 million in connection with the Children Matter Most initiative supported by the bishop. This funding will undoubtedly have a profound and lasting impact on the services provided by these excellent organizations with deep roots in the ministry of United Methodists in Indiana.

Bishop Trimble shared, “MHG is an important partner in the work we are doing for children in Indiana, and we look forward to the continued relationship we have with IU Health and MHG for further collaboration.” Gratitude is also extended to Dan Evans who facilitated this work with the recipients and attended to the significant details that made this funding possible.

MHG (and its connection with IU Health) has a longstanding history with the Indiana Conference. MHG is an IU Health Partner in appointing IUH board members and supports IU Health’s mission. Previous support has included a generous gift toward the Coyner Center for Discipleship at Epworth Forest and support for the Global Aids Summit held in Indianapolis in 2019. Additionally, this relationship yielded a grant that launched the Conference’s Clergy Care services in 2015, which has since provided over 7,000 support contacts with clergy and family members. More recently, MHG provided funding to support diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership for the INUMC.

Building on the work of many United Methodists over the years, we are extremely grateful for these generous gifts through our connection with MHG that will make a difference in the lives of children across the state for many years to come.