Love God, Serve People
the motto of the folks at the journey home
Outreach Center Hours
Monday - Friday 6 to 3
Weekends and Evenings, as scheduled for programs
Monday - Friday 8 to 3
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to noon
Monday - Friday 6:00 to 8:30
Monday - Saturday 11:30 to 1:00
Sunday - Monday 5:30 to 7:00
Food Box Distribution (sign up at office)
Monday - Friday 8:30 to 10:30 & 1:30 to 3:00
Monday - Friday 6:30 to noon*
*Last load of wash has to begin by 10:30 a.m. due to water pressure issues in dish room during lunch
Monday - Friday 6:00 to 11:30* & 2:30 to 3:00
*Showers closed during lunch due to water pressure issues in dish room during lunch
Sunday 6:30 p.m. (tv room)
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. (dining room/bread room lobby)
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. (bread room lobby)
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. (bread room lobby)
Friday 6:00 a.m. (tv room)
Think of Things Our Clients Need
Several of the people we serve travel on foot. Especially in the heat of the summer, it would be nice to travel on a bicycle. Bikes with baskets are especially nice!
What is THE JOURNEY HOME
In short, The Journey Home is a Christian Outreach Center for the homeless and at-risk individuals and families in Rutherford County. When someone comes to The Journey Home, they often are looking for a place to feel at home. Everything that a person might find in a home, our clients can find within the walls of our Outreach Center, with the exception of a place to sleep.
Learn more about our SERVICES here.
by The Journey Home,
about 1,600 to 2,500
people are expected
this year. Many are
with friends and
family; others are
living in motels,
cars or buildings
not designed as
Among the homeless
a significant number
of children under
the age of five.
Only 77 percent of
The Journey Home is a non-denominational Christian charity that provides breakfast and lunch, showers and laundry facilities to help maintain personal hygiene, and food boxes filled with a week’s worth of essentials, all at no cost for those in need.
The Journey Home also provides personal item storage for clients to leave their things safely while they go to work. The “clothes closet” is also there for children and adults. Case management, life skills coaching and assistance with finding jobs are all provided to help clients get on the path to independence. Bible studies are offered to all, but participation is not mandatory.
Ongoing needs are all sizes of diapers, shoes, socks, underwear, cold weather wear and monetary donations. For more information on The Journey Home, visit lovegodservepeople.org, or call (615) 809-2644.
—Amelia King Bozeman
(Murfreesboro Magazine, November 2011)
What Do We Believe?
It's easy to say that we wish people were more like the Good Samaritan we read about in the Bible. It's easy to say that people should behave as Jesus instructed in that same passage (Luke 10:25-37). At The Journey Home, we really make the effort to do as Jesus instructed..."Go and Do Likewise." We encourage you to do the same. Perhaps you'd like to read the story again to get yourself started...
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”
29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii  and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”