Mount Dora Children’s Home shares a wooded, 70-acre campus with Mount Dora Christian Academy.
The campus is just a few blocks from Mount Dora’s quaint downtown district and offers a safe, home-like environment for our children and families.
Thanks to the generosity and faith of donors over the years, the campus features modern facilities for living and learning. Residential group care children live in modern, home-like cottages where they can relax in a safe environment and feel at home.
See the “Ways to Give” section to learn more about current needs on campus and how you can support the Mount Dora Children’s Home. With your help, we can continue to develop our campus and programs to meet the needs of today’s students and for generations to come.
The 7,000-square-foot Thompson House is home to girls in residential group care. Built in 2010, the Thompson House includes seven bedrooms for children plus a gameroom, computer lab, and family room. It also includes a separate apartment for the house parents and living quarters for relief house parents. It is located in Sutton Place, a section of campus designed to accommodate one or two more new group homes when the need arises.
Originally built in the 1970s, this residential group care home underwent a complete renovation and reopened in the fall of 2014. It is home to the boys in the children’s home program. Lugar Cottage can house up to six boys. It includes separate living quarters for house parents and relief house parents. The renovation adds the flexibility for this house to be converted to serve three single-parent families in the future, if needed.
L.P. Donnelly Building – Social Services
This building serves as the hub for the social services programs, including residential group care and the single-parent program. Our social workers work in these buildings, providing administrative services, counseling and training. It adjoins the small apartment complex where some of the single-parent families reside.
Housing for single parents Parents and their children in our Single Parents Opting for Christ program are provided with housing and other financial support while in our program. Residents live in one of the two-bedroom apartments that adjoin the Social Services Building or in single-family homes on our campus.
Residents in the group care and single-parent programs benefit by having access to excellent recreational facilities on the Mount Dora Christian Academy campus. These include baseball and softball fields, a newly built sports complex for soccer, football and track, a gymnasium and a playground.