HumanKind has been serving children and families in Lynchburg since our founding as Presbyterian Orphans Home in 1903.
More than 10,000 children have lived, worked, worshiped, played and attended school here on HumanKind Way (formerly Linden Avenue). As orphanages evolved over the last few decades, we sought to join our efforts with The Family Alliance creating a continuum of services ranging from prevention, education and healthy lifestyles for children and families to long-term residential care for adults. Today, we serve more than 6,000 people every year.
Each year in June, the Presbyterian Homes campus of HumanKind welcomes home our alumni with a fun-filled celebration. We are delighted to have families from all over the country reunited.
June 25-26, 2022
Please stay tuned for more information about the schedule for this year — but we can’t wait to see everyone!
Jerry M. Newbold Jr. | September 25, 1922 – April 13, 2022
The Rev. Dr. Jerry M. Newbold Jr., age 99 ½, victoriously entered The Church Triumphant on April 13, 2022, while a resident at Givens Highland Farms Retirement Community in Black Mountain, N.C.
Dr. Newbold was the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Home from 1973-1987.
A full obituary for Dr. Newbold can be found here online.