It began as a pilot program, and for the past few years, Brenda Ulmer has helped numerous families “at the point of collapse” get back on stable footing.
Ulmer, of Mathiston, is a member of First Baptist Church of Eupora. A few years ago, she was looking for a retirement career that would allow her a change of pace. One Mother’s Day, Rev. Doyle Cummings spoke about The Baptist Children’s Village as part of their annual fund drive, and Ulmer felt lead to contact the organization to see if there was a need she could fill.
Children’s Village staff was in the process of developing a program to help the families of the children in their care, with the hopes of reuniting some of the children with their parents.
Ulmer became involved with the pilot program that has developed into the Dorcas In-Home Family Support Program of the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village. Continue reading