Holston United Methodist Home for Children


Holston United Methodist Home for Children is a multi service organization. Our foster care and adoption programs serve families in East Tennessee. We also have foster care services in South West Virginia.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Holston United Methodist Home for Children
PO Box 188
Greeneville, TN 37743

Website: holstonhome.org

Phone: 423-638-7171

Email: sethtaylor@holstonhome.org

Organization details

EIN: 620515531

CEO/President: Bradley S Williams

Chairman: Wesley P Robbins

Board size: 24

Founder: Mrs. E. E. Wiley

Year founded: 1946

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2020


Children will be raised by healthier families that prepare them to live the fulfilling adult lives that God intended for them.

Mission statement

Holston United Methodist Home for Children provides hope and healing for a brighter future by sharing the love of Jesus with children and families struggling with life's challenges.

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating327 of 5868 of 42
Fund acquisition rating333 of 58613 of 42
Resource allocation rating131 of 5865 of 42
Asset utilization rating487 of 58622 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,265,494$1,140,176$1,178,190$1,196,251$1,209,584
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,385,930$4,264,738$1,969,042$1,725,135$1,917,055
Long-term investments$8,474,600$8,383,566$7,682,909$35,765,329$28,624,554
Fixed assets$6,979,281$7,109,839$7,287,484$7,469,623$7,497,529
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$1,275,569
Total long-term assets$15,453,881$15,493,405$14,970,393$43,234,952$37,397,652
Total assets$21,839,811$19,758,143$16,939,435$44,960,087$39,314,707
Payables and accrued expenses$1,106,406$1,050,465$1,038,796$975,854$194,558
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,106,406$1,050,465$1,038,796$975,854$194,558
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$775,078
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$775,078
Total liabilities$1,106,406$1,050,465$1,038,796$975,854$969,636
Net assets20172016201520142013
Temporarily restricted$2,831,512$2,415,499$2,273,242$2,161,660$1,624,461
Permanently restricted$2,682,074$2,492,928$2,179,891$2,173,579$1,971,754
Net assets$20,733,405$18,707,678$15,900,639$43,984,233$38,345,071
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,048,383$5,789,021$4,435,721$2,727,797$2,949,238
Program service revenue$9,633,758$9,195,307$8,998,761$8,611,873$7,728,773
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$279,828$360,411$541,253$1,434,535$1,094,533
Other revenue$140,391$138,689$181,267$105,657$51,130
Total other revenue$10,053,977$9,694,407$9,721,281$10,152,065$8,874,436
Total revenue$14,102,360$15,483,428$14,157,002$12,879,862$11,823,674
Program services$10,968,327$10,919,282$39,982,071$8,892,274$8,940,071
Management and general$1,023,458$1,002,292$1,035,636$1,317,128$1,080,726
Total expenses$12,503,306$12,581,024$41,642,239$10,773,340$10,671,213
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$1,599,054$2,902,404($27,485,237)$2,106,522$1,152,461
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,599,054$2,902,404($27,485,237)$2,106,522$1,152,461

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Holston United Methodist Home for Children was founded in 1895 when Mrs. E.E. Wiley, a widow, took in her first homeless child. Since then, from that humble beginning, Holston Home has helped more than 8,000 children. Holston Home is proudly affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, an area that covers all of East Tennessee, the western-most 17 counties in Virginia, and a little bit of territory in North Georgia. In that area, more than 873 United Methodist Churches make up the Holston Conference. Holston Home is situated on 155 acres of gently rolling hillside in Greeneville, TN. With 170 employees in service locations in Greeneville, Johnson City, Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN., and a Family Service Center in Bristol, Va. Holston Home is in the ministry of helping children. The goal of Holston Home is to help children and families overcome hardships in their lives. Sometimes, children are unable to live at home, and Holston Home provides one. The goal is always to do what is best for the children whether it's reuniting with family, adoption, or successfully transitioning to adulthood. Our professional staff work to strengthen families and we help children overcome any emotional traumas or other hardships they may have experienced. None of this could have ever happened without the full support and love and prayers of members of the United Methodist churches in the Holston Conference, and friends like you. This 1923 photo of Wiley Hall shows dozens of children living in a dormitory. That building is no longer standing, and children no longer are housed in a large dormitory.

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