A Message from our President

February 7, 2011

The following statement is from Tim Brown, president and CEO of Methodist Children’s Home, regarding an ongoing investigation:

Tim Brown, president and CEO“Methodist Children’s Home is aware that there has been a recent arrest of a former employee. As we previously stated, we will not comment on this personnel matter since it is prohibited by agency policy.

We regret that this matter has diverted attention away from the amazing work of our dedicated and committed employees and volunteers, who give so much of themselves and their time and resources to care for 1,400 children, youth and families across Texas and New Mexico. The real news at Methodist Children’s Home centers around the courage, resiliency and tenacity of our children and youth in their personal struggles to overcome traumas, tragedies and losses on their journey to health and wholeness.

In spite of this unfortunate situation, I can assure our supporters and others that the staff and leadership of Methodist Children’s Home will continue to offer hope to these children and youth and the services and programs they empower us to provide. I am confident Methodist Children’s Home will emerge from this experience as a stronger organization.

Methodist Children’s Home is committed to completing the internal investigation we initiated and an independent audit, and we will continue to cooperate fully with the Waco Police Department in this investigation. Since this is an ongoing investigation, we will have no further comment while this case is an open matter.”