About Spero Family Services
Spero Family Services
Hope, Help, and Healing for a Brighter Tomorrow
Welcome to Spero Family Services, formerly known as The United Methodist Children’s Home. In 2017 we changed our name, but our faith-based mission, vision, and professional services will remain the same. We are always looking for ways to expand our services to reach even more people in need around this community and many others!
Spero, which means “I hope” from the Latin proverb “while I breathe, I hope”, truly reflects the hope, help, and healing we provide to individuals and families throughout Southern Illinois. We have a proud and strong tradition and affiliation with the United Methodist Church that we cherish and honor. Although we spent the majority of our one hundred-plus year history exclusively as a children’s home we also have grown to offer other valuable services throughout the Southern Illinois region.
Spero Family Services offers hope, help, and healing by providing Christ-centered human services to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, families, and communities.