BCC and the United Methodist Church
The Board of Child Care is a 501(c)(3) or nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors. Legally, we are a separate entity from The United Methodist Church; however, the agency serves as an outreach ministry for the Baltimore-Washington and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences. For decades, Auxiliary members, church families and individuals affiliated with the Conferences have provided financial and volunteer support for BCC’s faith-based efforts.
Historically, BCC has followed the teachings of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, who once said: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
John Wesley promoted social justice in his ministry, serving the poor, the uneducated and the neglected in society. Our mission, in accordance with our Methodist roots and John Wesley’s teachings, is to be a community of hope: providing an opportunity to heal, and a safe and caring environment for children, youth and families.
BCC’s Spirtual Life program is an integral part of our residential services programming, but not all residents are affiliated with the Methodist Church. Our services are open to all cultures, races and religions.
Providence UMC members display
BCC encourages groups and individuals to visit our headquarters campus in Baltimore to see firsthand how we help more than 1,300 children and families each year. Many churches and youth groups also complete volunteer projects at our residential facilities.
If you are interested in a campus tour or volunteer opportunities, please contact us.
|Youth with Clinton UMC build an
outdoor chapel at BCC.
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