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Residential Care

The Methodist Home accepts referrals from Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) and parental custody in special circumstances.

We serve children and youth ages 8 to 18(+) with a minimum IQ level of 70. All residents must be public school eligible, but alternative school is acceptable. Children/youth must be ambulatory and independently mobile. In special cases we can serve 6 to 8 year olds if they are part of a sibling group.

Youth characteristics include, but are not limited to: mild/moderate behavioral issues, mild/moderate emotional issues, oppositional/defiant behaviors, reactive attachment issues, or sexual abuse history. We can serve youth who are adjudicated delinquents on a case by case basis.

We do not serve youth who are drug or alcohol dependent, but we can serve those with a history of substance use on a case by case basis. We do not serve youth who are currently suicidal, extremely aggressive, or psychotic. The Methodist Home provides residential care to children and youth across five regions. We provide Maximum Watchful Oversight/Additional Watchful Oversight services.

All sites offer emergency placement services to DFCS counties in a fifty-mile radius of the regional site.

Our residential locations include Macon, St. Marys, Columbus, Americus, and Valdosta.


If you are a DFCS or DJJ worker who wants to place a child, you may contact our Admissions department at (478) 751-2891 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or contact our Admission Department after hours at (478) 952-7008. You may also fill out our online referral form.

If you are a DFCS or DJJ worker seeking an emergency placement after hours, please contact the 24-hour on-call supervisor.

Are You A Pastor Or Parent Needing Help With A Child?

Contact our Central Admissions office directly prior to sending a referral application.

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