Fountain of Love
The Fountain of Love Fund was created to be an ever-flowing source of funds to help individuals in a Methodist Home whose own finances have been exhausted. This provides security and assurance to individuals who do not have sufficient income to pay for their care. No resident has ever been asked to leave a Methodist Home due to inability to pay.
Who is eligable for Fountain of Love assistance?
Any resident of Fair Haven, Wesley Manor, Wesley Gardens, Mathison Retirement Community and Wesley Haven Villa whose assets and monthly income are not adequate to cover their monthly care charges and expenses. Government assistance programs (such as VA, Medicaid or Medicare) are explored first before qualifying a resident for Fountain of Love assistance.
How are Fountain of Love funds administered?
Residents needing assistance submit an annual application detailing their current assets, income and expenses. Once eligibility and need are determined, assistance amounts are applied directly to each qualifying account.
How is the Fountain of Love funded?
By gifts, including memorials, foundation gifts, Sunday School Classes, United Methodist Women & Men's groups, special offerings, wills, bequests, and apportionment amounts from the North Alabama Conference and the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Is there an endowment fund for the Fountain of Love?
In June of 2007 the Jewell D. Dennison Fountain of Love Endowment Fund was created by a special gift from Methodist Homes Board Member Fayette Dennison in honor of his wife. The earnings from the Jewell D. Dennison Fountain of Love Endowment Fund are deposited each December into the Fountain of Love assistance fund. Gifts of $10,000 or more may be designated for the Endowment Fund.