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New Methodist Children’s Home Announces Job Opportunities in Tangipahoa

For More Information Call: Angela deGravelles 225-202-5073 or Otey White 225-907-6839
For Immediate Release

Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services (LUMCFS), a non-profit organization, is now
accepting job applications for many positions at its new Methodist Children’s Home of Southeast Louisiana.
The new $10 million home is located on 126 acres in Loranger, just 15 minutes from Hammond, in Tangipahoa

According to Marlίn Giacona, director of the new home, LUMCFS is seeking employees in nursing,
direct care, dietary, maintenance, and clinical services.
“Our ministries to children and families offer our staff opportunities every day to make a real difference
in the lives of children, families, and communities. Our staff members are the difference who make a difference.
We are eager to open our newest home in southeast Louisiana as we begin moving the children who are in our
care in Mandeville into our new, permanent home in southeast Louisiana,” said LUMCFS President and CEO
Rick Wheat.

These new staff members will join nearly 600 employees of LUMCFS who pursue the organization’s
Mission throughout all of Louisiana. LUMCFS is 120 years old and provides a continuum of child welfare and
behavioral health services to children in Louisiana and to foster care families throughout the state. LUMCFS
also manages Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston and Methodist Children’s Home of Southwest
Louisiana in Sulphur.

Construction of the new south Louisiana facility began in 2019 and the facility is expected to welcome
children into its care in December. An official opening for the public will be held in the Spring of 2022 due to

Job information is available at and additional information about the
organization and its missions are available at

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