Baptist Children's Home (IN and MI)
Investing Eternally in the Life of a Child

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 "Mom" and "Dad" to the children in their care. Each couple may care for up to eight BCH children in their home. These Christian houseparent couples model Christian family living to the children in their care. They teach the children basic life skills such as how to get along with each other, how to budget an allowance, manage a personal schedule, clean their rooms, and so forth. Houseparents teach and model to the children how to live in a godly way.

Christian families also provide foster care to children who may be better helped in a smaller family relationship. Our counseling 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.

354 West St. Ste 1., Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-462-4111
FAX: 501-631-9169

There are three homes located in Michigan
Jeff Oswald, Michigan Director
214 N. Mill St.
St. Louis, MI 48880
Phone: 989-681-2171
FAX: 989-488-1430

no address given

Formerly known as Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries Inc.
Organization type: Foster care agency
Denomination: Baptist
Founded: 1954-12-30
Abuse cases
Abuse cases of children while in placement and the role this organization played in their placement
Titlesort iconRole
Elsa Garcia aka Esther Alice CombsPlacement agency
Elsa Garcia aka Esther Alice Combsinstitution


354 West St. Ste 1
Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383
United States
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