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Mudbug Bash Returns with Generous Support from Sky Lake Construction

Through the generosity of long-time partner Sky Lake Construction, the 18th Annual Mudbug Bash will take place on Saturday, April 23, on Hernando’s historic downtown square. Since its inception, the beloved event has raised nearly $1 million for vulnerable children and families.  18th Annual Mudbug Bash This year’s event will be the in-person bash like […]

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Miracles from Messes: Johnna’s Story

  Johnna’s Story We couldn’t miss the opportunity to share the impact your support is making in the lives of children – even the tiniest newborns – and their families. In case you hadn’t yet seen, below is the story of Johnna, a mother that Palmer Home came alongside during her darkest hour to provide […]

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Partnering with Birth Families

  Partnering with Birth Families By Raven Ponds, LMSW   Seeing the Dignity of the Children and Families We Serve As a social worker, I strive to adhere to a code of ethics that allows me to consider the dignity and worth of a person and the importance of human relationships. Sometimes the most important […]

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Palmer Home Names John Goudy 2022 Recipient of Charles Guest Service Award

Palmer Home celebrated John Goudy, Director of Operations/Facility, as the 2022 recipient of the Charles Guest Service Award. The Charles Guest Service Award recognizes a staff member for his or her contributions to Palmer Home for Children, mirroring the pursuit of excellence demonstrated by Palmer Home Board member Charles Guest. “It’s exciting for me to […]

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Save the Date for the 18th Annual Mudbug Bash Benefitting Palmer Home for Children

  HERNANDO, Miss., Feb. 1, 2021 – Palmer Home for Children, the faith-based organization that has provided superior care for vulnerable children for over 125 years, today announced its 18th annual Mudbug Bash is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd from 6p.m. to 10p.m. Sponsorships are available to purchase now at palmerhome.org/events. VIP and general admission […]

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Palmer Home is Seeking Mission-Focused, Servant Minded Houseparents

Are you called to serve the vulnerable? Do you have a special place in your heart for children in need? Do you long to serve God’s children through love, service, and family? If these questions resonate with you, we ask you to place these things before the Lord and to consider whether or not you and […]

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A Remarkable Year

We had much to be thankful for at Palmer Home in 2021, and we look forward to seeing how God will use our mission in the year ahead. Every day our staff has the opportunity to witness miracles – children coming to know Jesus and accepting Him as their Savior, parents working with us to […]

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Holiday Wishes, from Our Family to Yours

The holidays bring a sense of nostalgia and peace, but it can also be a challenging season that brings feelings of loss and grief. This year especially, many of us will gather around a table with an empty seat where a loved one should be. Whether this person is not with us due to illness, […]

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday 2021 with Palmer Home

  This Giving Tuesday, we’re asking for the generous support of those seeking to make a difference in the lives of children and families in need. Will you join our mission? MAKE A DONATION FOR GIVING TUESDAY   What is Giving Tuesday? If you support or follow a nonprofit organization, chances are that you may […]

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Together at Thanksgiving

Children come to Palmer Home for a variety of reasons, but our ultimate goal is always to reunite them with their biological families – a process known as reunification – when it’s safe and healthy to do so. God wired us to want to be with our biological families, and we respect those bonds at […]

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Supporter Spotlight: Kerri Sowell Uses Nursing Skills for Jonah’s Journey

Kerri Sowell remembers fondly when Jonah’s Journey was in its beginning stages. As a trusted nurse, she was called to help Jonah when he had a cough. After that moment, Kerri began fielding more phone calls with questions from caregivers and birthmothers. When Jonah’s Journey officially launched in 2008, Kerri fondly remembers sitting in a […]

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Soaring Nashville Housing Market Leaves Crisis for Women with Criminal Record

For homeowners in Nashville, Tennessee, the current housing market offers an incredible return on their investment. For mothers in Nashville who placed a child with Jonah’s Journey while they completed a prison sentence, the market offers a major barrier to creating a stable life with their child. In 2017, Zillow ranked Nashville as the #1 […]

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New State Laws Ease Restrictions on Employment for Residents with Criminal Record

The majority of Americans skim over the little black box on employment applications that asks applicants to mark if they have a criminal history. For the nearly one-third of Americans with a criminal record, however, this one question causes hesitation. For a woman anticipating release from the Tennessee Prison for Women and reunification with the […]

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Respite Caregivers Provide Support to Newly Released Mothers, Full-Time Caregivers

Rosie McClurkan laughs as she talks about the disparity between her long-time career as an auditor for the Tennessee Department of Revenue and her weekend work as a respite caregiver for Jonah’s Journey. Despite the vast differences, both areas prove to be fulfilling and fruitful. “If I can do this, anybody can do this,” says […]

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Jonah’s Journey is Participating in The Big Payback

The Big Payback annual giving day is returning on Wednesday, May 2, and Jonah’s Journey is excited to take part in this monumental event. The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide giving day that celebrates Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and supports the life-changing work of area nonprofits. Kicking […]

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What Happens After Incarceration?

Just as every mother’s path to Jonah’s Journey is different, so is her path when her incarceration ends. Many women leave incarceration with nothing at all – no clothes, home, money, job, or support system. With help from Jonah’s Journey, she will have her most basic needs met, love and support from a team, and […]

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How Jonah’s Journey Brings Hope for Families of Opioid Crisis

If you do a quick internet search of “opioid use and foster care crisis,” you’ll find page after page of articles lamenting the children whose families and safety have become casualties of the rise in opioid addiction that has recently been declared a national crisis. Startling statistics detail the increased need for foster care corresponding […]

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Meet Allyson, Jonah’s Journey Caseworker.

Meet Allyson Greene, Jonah’s Journey Caseworker. Allyson officially joined the Jonah’s Journey staff in 2014, but Jonah’s Journey has been a part of her own story for many years.  When she was a teen, her family became among the first to get involved with the ministry as voluntary caregivers to children in need. As such, […]

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy

God rest you merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ our Saviour Was born upon this day, To save us all from Satan’s power When we were gone astray: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy. You’ve no doubt heard or perhaps even sung the […]

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Meet Christy, Home Study Specialist

Meet Christy Johnston, Jonah’s Journey Home Study Specialist. Christy has been with Jonah’s Journey for 2.5 years.  Having grown up in the Nashville area, she loves being able to serve the community that she knows so well.  Christy resides in Goodlettsville with her husband of 15 years, John, and their son Graycen (10) and daughter […]

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