About Us

Our Mission Statement:

Mountain States Children's Home extends Christian services to wounded children in an effort to meet their physical needs, heal their emotional hurts, challenge their minds and teach them moral principles, in order to reach the goals of reuniting them with their families or preparing for independence.  This is accomplished utilizing a family model of care, strengthened by professional counselors and teachers.

Professional Associations:

Christian Family Services Association
Southwestern Association of Executives of Homes for Children
Colorado Association of Families and Children’s Agencies
Colorado State Foster Parent Association
The Longmont Chamber of Commerce
Licensed as a Residential Child Care Facility (RCCF) by the State of Colorado
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization


Denver church leaders founded an agency that became Mountain States Children’s Home (MSCH) in 1960 resulting in the purchase of a 155-acre farm just north of Longmont on Highway 287. MSCH provides services to children in a rural setting and since that time four new homes have been built to house children. A donation distribution and storage area has been built; several farm buildings, a farm manager’s home, the Don and Judy Winger Recreational Center and an office for administration and the counseling programs have been a part of the growth over the years.  Cottage 5 was completed in December of 2016 and has been designated for placing girls.  The Mountain States Children's Home Thrift Store has been open since 2013.  The agency has remained a private, non-profit facility for children since its inception.


Mountain States Children’s Home is sponsored by the Longmont Church of Christ with the guidance and oversight of a Board of Directors. The current President of the Board of Directors is John Rakestraw.


Education, Counseling, Spiritual Involvement, Family Model Living, and New Opportunities are all a part of the successful programs that teach the importance of a balanced life.

Funding Sources:

MSCH has many faithful supporters who have donated funds for the hundreds of children that have been served since the beginning.  Over 70% of the funding comes from individuals with the remainder from business, civic groups, churches, foundations, and service organizations.  There are over 300 volunteers that contribute their time and talent to this unique and special work.

The Mountain States Children's Home Thrift Store has become very important in adding a revenue source through donations from our community of friends.  You can find information about the store at www.mschthriftstore.org.

Referral sources:

Most of the children have been privately placed. Children can be placed by social services or other agencies. A minimum one year placement is encouraged. Case plans are designed to address problems and solutions. The goal is to reunite children with their families if possible when both are ready. MSCH welcomes referrals from school counselors, ministers, law enforcement officers, parents, grandparents and others.

For more information:

Mountain States Children’s Home
14780 N. 107th
Longmont, CO 80504

(303) 776-6841                    [email protected]