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Louisiana Methodist Children's Home in Ruston (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-09-18

Duration: 00:04:17

Subjects: Louisiana Methodist Children's Home | Problem youth | JOB TRAINING


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Sanford, Shauna Photographer
  • Wheat, Rick Interviewee
  • Ambrose, Darren Interviewee


This segment from the September 18, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s visit to the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home (LMCH) in Ruston, a residential center for children experiencing difficulties in their families or at school. Sanford interviews Rick Wheat, the LMCH Director of Information Services, who discusses the backgrounds of the children served at the center, their holistic approach to working with each child, and the importance of their partnerships within the local communities in which they serve. She also talks to Darren Ambrose, a vocational teacher, about the job training opportunities provided by LMCH.