Thu., August 22, 2013 2:32pm (EDT)

History In The Making For Methodist Home
By Leah Fleming
Updated: 11 months ago

Macon, Ga.  —  
Alison Evans, President & CEO, The Methodist Home in Middle Georgia
Alison Evans, President & CEO, The Methodist Home in Middle Georgia
This summer The Methodist Home in Macon made history.

New president and CEO Alison Evans became the first woman to lead the orphanage in its more than 140-year history.

Evans says group care has changed over the several decades that The Methodist Home has been in existence. "A lot of people when they hear the word “orphanage” they literally go back to that Little Orphan Annie dormitory style, bunk beds, impoverished situation. It has changed so much over the last few decades especially as the state has engaged with non-profit organizations."

Evans has spent nearly three decades caring for needy children in Florida. Now she’s focused on the 133 children living at homes in Macon and five other locations in middle and southern Georgia.