Sunnybrook Children's Home was chartered as a non-profit Christian childcare organization by the State of Mississippi on December 10, 1963.
Founders Alonzo Welch, Clark Stringer, H. J. Massie, J. C. Redd and Robert M. Moon began this ministry to children in rented quarters on North Street in Jackson, Mississippi on June 1, 1964.
A second house was opened on Jefferson Street in December 1964.
On June 1, 1967, the Sunnybrook ministry made its permanent home on Sunnybrook Road in Ridgeland, Mississippi, a suburb of Jackson.
Sunnybrook Children's Home is licensed by the State of Mississippi to provide residential care for older youth who meet the criteria for basic care.
Youth considered appropriate for basic care are those who are capable of functioning in a family environment as part of the community.
Youth come to Sunnybrook through the Department of Child Protection Services, the courts, churches and private family placements.
Traditionally, most of the youth come from Mississippi. Our Children's Home is steeped in the rich tradition of the houseparent model of care. Sunnybrook Children's Home continues its legacy of transforming the lives of youth through restoring hope in a Christian home.