BCC and the United Methodist Church

Chapel at West Virginia CampusThe 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 United Methodist Church. Our services are open to all cultures, races and religions.


Providence UMC members display stockings for BCC youth

Providence UMC members display
stockings for BCC youth.


BCC encourages groups and individuals to visit our headquarters campus in Baltimore to see firsthand how we help more than 2,000 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

Youth with Clinton UMC build an
outdoor chapel at BCC.

If you are interested in joining the volunteer Auxiliary, or need marketing materials about the Board of Child Care to share with your congregation, please email

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