The Westside congregation supports the work at Mountain States Children's Home located in Longmont, Colorado.
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.
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, and an office for administration and the
counseling programs has been constructed over the years. 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 Mac Kilpatrick.
Children receive an education through schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District and/or attend the Mountain States
Children's Home campus school. This has taken an important role in the overall balance of the programs in building
self-esteem and achievement.
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.
Most of the children have been privately placed. Children are also 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.