Methodist Home for Children has a strong community of “brothers and sisters” who lived together on campus after the first building opened in 1901. Children stopped living on the property after a 1979 decision to sell the land and expand into community-based programs. Since then, the children have lived in group homes or foster homes.

The campus alumni return for reunions each year at MHC headquarters, still located on a portion of the original orphanage property, and they share their memories in Spotlight magazine.

» Read a News & Observer article about alumni and their Easter reunion.

Foster & Adopt

Triangle and Pitt County Areas | Are you interested in fostering or adopting? We have information sessions to answer your questions. •  What it means to be a foster parent. •  What the training & licensing process is all about. •  What types of children are referred to our foster care / adoption program. •  Dates for our next MAPP training class. Our Next Virtual Session – click dates for details • Tuesday, May 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Required: &hellip read more


An 18-year-old stood on the sidewalk outside her family’s new home –       And she cried. She cried because her mom and siblings have a place to live –       No more homeless shelters and random hotel rooms. She cried because her 4-year-old brother has childcare (on scholarship, with us!) –       And that helped her mom find a better-paying job. She cried because of the kindness extended by people they know –       And people read more

Lessons in unconditional love

“If one person is inspired to offer and/or accept unconditional love, then our job has been done.” – Barry Fetzer, above left, with his brother Bruce I love you all the time!When their three kids were little, Barry Fetzer and his wife, Arlene, always read to them at bedtime. Then Barry would make up a rhyme about how much they were loved: “I’d say, ‘I love you here to there’ –and I’d touch the top of their head, then down read more