Some 3.5 million people, will experience homelessness this year.
42% of homeless children are under the age of five.
The best solutions involve the entire community.
intentional, planned, personally motivated, and supported by resources
More than a bed and a meal. It requires meeting each person at their point of need
Make a difference!
We’re counting on our community
Coldest Nights emergency shelter will be open Friday through Sunday, Dec. 8-10. Doors open at 7 p.m. - St. Paul's for women (St. Margaret Building) and First Baptist gym for men. Food, showers, and a warm place to stay. Also, the program is looking for qualified men and women to do intakes at the men’s and women’s Coldest Nights shelter program that runs generally from November to April. Compensation is very competitive. Shift is from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. on nights when the forecast temperature is 32 or below. You will know by 9 a.m. each morning. If you are looking to make some extra money for the holidays, and work well with people, please reach out and we will get you plugged in to how you can get started. 615-434-2653 (COLD). ... See more
Coldest Nights WILL BE OPEN tonight, Dec. 7. Doors open at 7 p.m. for men and women, and lock at 9:30 p.m. Men meet at First Baptist gym. Enter at the side door located at the corner of Vine and Academy streets. Women meet at St. Paul's in the St. Margaret building at the corner of Academy and College streets. Supper will be served from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays – Fridays, when open Supper is served at The Journey Home on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays at 5:30 p.m. • Identification is required • Bring only what you will need for the night • Water, snacks, and hot coffee will be available Volunteers are always needed. Call The Journey Home at 615-809-2644 or the Murfreesboro Cold Patrol at 615-434-2653 (COLD). ... See more
Looking for some holiday gifts? Look no further than this Pampered Chef fundraiser for The Journey Home. A portion of proceeds will come back to TJH through this campaign. This runs through Dec. 9. Here's the order link: https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/tanyagarrett/guest-landing/9106013011099 Bon Appetit! ... See more
Together, we can make a difference. Order Pampered Chef products through the Fundraiser Catalog Show and up to 15 percent of total sales will go towards The Journey Home. Plus, an extra $3 is contributed from every Show booked from the event. 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. ... See more
Coldest Nights emergency shelter will NOT be open tonight. However, The Journey Home will open at 5 a.m. Thursday morning. Please let us know if you can help with the emergency shelter that sets up at First Baptist (for men) and ST. Paul's (women). We need cleaning supplies, there are signups for food to be brought in, wool blankets are needed (as well as funds to keep it running). Most of all, we need warm bodies to help run the shelters. Coldest Nights opens when temps are predicted to be 32 or below. It is open to anyone in need. ... See more
A story from last year, but still pertinent. Please ask us how you can get involved, not just at the holiday season, but all year long. Did you know the summer months are some of the busiest? But often regular volunteers go on vacation, so we lose some of our help then. We welcome volunteers at any time, though. Whether it's The Journey Home or another group. You will be blessed, I promise. ... See more
What would the homeless situation in Rutherford County look like if each of the 300 churches took on an individual?
This family has volunteered with us for the past three years.
Barnabas Vision is asking the community to fill Encouragement Bags to help the homeless or anyone in need. You can get these bags from David Coggin, or use your own (basic cinch bags you can get cheap from the dollar store), and fill with items like protein bars, water, hand sanitizer, toothbrush/toothpaste, hand warmers and anything else that you think will be an encouragement to someone. These are great to keep in your car to have on hand to give to someone in need. ... See more
Just a reminder that it's #GivingTuesday. Please visit our website, lovegodservepeople.org, and help us help others. There is so much we do at The Journey Home: clothes, food, hot meals each day (twice a day Monday-Friday), support services, laundry and shower facilities, loving hearts and ears that listen to our clients. Please help us continue to serve those who need us most. ... See more