Holston United Methodist Home for Children

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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.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating454 of 81714 of 19
Fund acquisition rating458 of 8179 of 19
Resource allocation rating115 of 8176 of 19
Asset utilization rating729 of 81717 of 19

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,225,871$1,168,875$1,269,214$1,140,176$1,178,190
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,177,245$7,331,690$6,385,930$4,264,738$1,969,042
Long-term investments$9,841,669$8,890,636$8,474,600$8,383,566$7,682,909
Fixed assets$11,620,466$7,437,166$6,979,281$7,109,839$7,287,484
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$21,462,135$16,327,802$15,453,881$15,493,405$14,970,393
Total assets$25,639,380$23,659,492$21,839,811$19,758,143$16,939,435
Payables and accrued expenses$1,625,976$1,296,613$1,106,406$1,050,465$1,038,796
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,625,976$1,296,613$1,106,406$1,050,465$1,038,796
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,625,976$1,296,613$1,106,406$1,050,465$1,038,796
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$2,602,734$2,889,471$2,831,512$2,415,499$2,273,242
Permanently restricted$2,993,335$2,771,946$2,682,074$2,492,928$2,179,891
Net assets$24,013,404$22,362,879$20,733,405$18,707,678$15,900,639
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Total contributions$4,063,509$4,748,843$4,048,383$5,789,021$4,435,721
Program service revenue$9,540,289$9,467,791$9,633,758$9,195,307$8,998,761
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$396,759$464,755$279,828$360,411$541,253
Other revenue$191,241$161,502$140,391$138,689$181,267
Total other revenue$10,128,289$10,094,048$10,053,977$9,694,407$9,721,281
Total revenue$14,191,798$14,842,891$14,102,360$15,483,428$14,157,002
Program services$11,300,942$11,649,892$10,968,327$10,919,282$39,982,071
Management and general$1,059,607$1,128,156$1,023,458$1,002,292$1,035,636
Total expenses$12,884,378$13,390,680$12,503,306$12,581,024$41,642,239
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Surplus (deficit)$1,307,420$1,452,211$1,599,054$2,902,404($27,485,237)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,307,420$1,452,211$1,599,054$2,902,404($27,485,237)


Bradley S WilliamsPresident/CEO/Ex Officio$200,278

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/25/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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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