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Fall Festival – Save The Date

Fall Festival – Save The Date

One of the ways we celebrate at Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services is through the Fall Festival.  The Fall Festival is a great opportunity to celebrate the ministry of BCHFS over the years past and for years to come. Coming back this year after the pandemic...

Angels’ Cove Maternity and Family Care Services

Angels’ Cove Maternity and Family Care Services

For birthmothers that find themselves facing an unexpected pregnancy, they might find they need support in many ways.  At Baptist Children's Home and Family Services (BCHFS), we recognize the unique needs of young women who might be facing in light of their pregnancy,...

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 3,  Birthparents

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 3, Birthparents

For birthparents that find themselves facing an unexpected pregnancy, Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) provides support as they make important decisions for their child.  BCHFS is not here to persuade a decision from the birthparents either way. ...

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 1, Introduction

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 1, Introduction

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be a very scary time.  At Baptist Children's Home and Family Services (BCHFS), we have ministries that help young women be informed of all the options they have when approaching their pregnancy.  Faith Adoption Ministry is one of the...

Mother`s Day

Mother`s Day

In 1914, the efforts of Anna Jarvis to establish a holiday honoring mothers came to fruition when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure making the second Sunday in May officially Mother's Day.  By the time of her death in 1948, however, Ms. Jarvis had disavowed...

Baptist Children’s Home Core – Residential Care

Baptist Children’s Home Core – Residential Care

Baptist Children’s Home was created in response to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.  It has been the core of the ministry for over 102 years.  The residential care cottages provide a strong model for a healthy family structure.   Children reside in the cottages with...

GraceHaven Pregnancy Resource Clinic

GraceHaven Pregnancy Resource Clinic

Opening in December 2020, GraceHaven is the newest ministry of Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services.  GraceHaven is a pregnancy resource clinic located in Mt. Vernon, IL and serves as a source of information and help to those who find themselves dealing with an...

Reaching Full Potential

Reaching Full Potential

Baptist Children’s Home began 1918 in response to a need in Illinois.  The great Spanish flu epidemic had stuck our country immediately at the end of WW1.  These two events combined left a great number of children who were orphaned and in need of care.   As a result,...