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. Children in the residential services program live in a modern, home-like cottage 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.
Housing for Single-Parent Families
Single parents and their children in our single parent program are provided with housing and other financial support while in the program. Residents live in one of the two-bedroom apartments that adjoin the Social Services Building or in single-family homes on our campus like the one shown above.
The 7,000-square-foot Thompson House is home to girls in the residential services program. 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.
Originally built in the 1970s and remodeled during the past decade, Lugar Cottage features a flexible floor plan that has allowed it to serve as both a home for boys in the residential services program and as a home for multiple single-parent families. It is currently in use for the Single Parent Program.
L.P. Donnelly Building – Social Services
This building serves as the hub for the social services programs, including residential services for children 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.
Sports and cultural facilities
Residents in the residential services for children and single-parent programs benefit by having access to excellent facilities at Mount Dora Christian Academy, which shares the same campus with the Children’s Home. These include sports facilities such as baseball and softball fields, a newly built sports complex for soccer, football and track, a gymnasium and a playground. The school offers student plays and concerts on campus.