Save the Date for June 24-25, 2023
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.

Homecoming 2023

June 24-25, 2023

Please stay tuned for more information about the schedule for this year — but we can’t wait to see everyone!

Alumni News

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.

To contact and reconnect with the Presbyterian Homes Alumni Group, please contact one of the board members below:

President–Tracy C. Richardson, 804.363.6399, email: tracycrichardson@yahoo.com

Vice President–David Coleman, 434.665.9353, email: darinva10@yahoo.com

Treasurer–Darlene Coleman, 434.363.0335, email: darinva10@yahoo.com

Volunteer– Thomas Stinespring, 434.665.2202, email tstiener@yahoo.com

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Loc Nguyen arrived to the U.S. in 1965 and didn't know any english. After spending the majority of his childhood at our Presbyterian Home, Loc comes to visit our campus every alumni weekend.
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