C. C. Young
In the fall of 1917, Reverend Christopher Conley Young finished his sermon at the Tyler Street Methodist Church in Dallas, stepped down to greet new members and his fate. An elderly women of 85 who had no money, no relatives and no place to go, asked, “Can you find me a place to live?” Reverend Young was so moved by her plight that he resigned his pastorate in 1920 and undertook the task of establishing a home for “aged women” by securing funds and developing an interest in building a retirement home.
Within two years, he had raised $75,000 in cash and pledge for The Methodist Retirement Home. His dream was to become a reality! But just as they were about to purchase the land next to Methodist Hospital in Oak Cliff, Christopher Conley Young died at age 44. The burden of traveling the entire state to raise money sapped his strength and eventually he broke under the strain. He died October 18, 1921.
The North Texas Conference was so moved by his unwavering dedication to this cause that they carried out his plans and changed the name to C. C. Young Memorial Home.
C. C. Young has grown during the past 93 years; it is now a full service facility on 20 acres near White Rock Lake. In addition to the main campus which is home to over 450 residents, C. C. Young opened a HUD 202 housing project for the elderly in South Dallas in February of 2008. This housing development, called Umphress Terrace, is home to 55 elderly residents.