The Journey Home is a Christian ministry whose primary focus is to serve the homeless and disadvantaged of Rutherford County - providing practical resources for body, mind and spirit, and encouragement on their journey to economic stability and reintegration into community life.
Homelessness is a complex problem, usually the result of interconnected issues related to poverty and a lack of affordable housing. Its effects on families and individuals are far-reaching, impacting every facet of life. The best solutions involve the entire community. They include a broad array of programs and services that meet the homeless at their point of need providing them the time, resources and networks necessary to affect lasting change. They also must raise awareness in the community at-large and provide it the means to make a difference in the lives of its members. The Journey Home will work with all segments of the community to see that such comprehensive solutions are available in Rutherford County.
To operate safe and hospitable outreach and housing facilities where encouragement is offered and basic needs are met.
To equip clients with knowledge, tools, and other resources useful on their road to independent living.
To connect clients with sustainable housing solutions that foster stability and break the cycle of homelessness.
To educate our community as to the prevalence and causes of homelessness in our area and how they can help.
To foster increased cooperation and collaboration in the social service community and create opportunities for Christian service in our county.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
For 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality. We all know and are in contact with people affected by hunger or food insecurity, even though we might not be aware of it.
The face of hunger in Tennessee looks like your neighbor, your child’s best friend, the woman who gives you your coffee in the morning, and the man selling newspapers by your office every day. It could be the coworker you sat next to who was laid off last month or the new mother at the doctor’s office you saw last week. Hunger impacts one in six Tennesseans, and with those numbers, it is likely you’ve seen someone today who will be going hungry tonight.
“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” In the United States, it is a typical expectation that everyone will have the opportunity to live in a decent and affordable home, in a community that promotes opportunity and a better quality of life in a secure and attractive environment.
Families in poverty often do not achieve this expectation. Instead, many live in distressed neighborhoods, which often lack grocery stores, banks, and health resources. These neighborhoods typically have relatively high rates of crime and unemployment, as well as under-performing schools. Climbing out of poverty is even more difficult because of the lack of entry-level jobs in or near distressed neighborhoods, in combination with the lack of affordable housing in suburban communities where personal vehicles are often necessary to get to places of employment...
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