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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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Tailgate for Palmer – A Cause Greater than Football!

Tailgate for Palmer – A Cause Greater than Football! This fall, football fans have the opportunity to support their favorite teams while giving back to a bigger cause: helping provide loving homes for children in need. Tailgate for Palmer, our annual can’t-be-missed fall football event, will once again be held in-person in Oxford and Starkville. […]

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Leading Children Through Fearful and Uncertain Situations

Many children went back to school only to be sent home for virtual learning days later, uncertain when they’ll get to return in-person. Others are watching the news and trying to make sense of the current situation in Afghanistan. Across the country and world are devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters. How can […]

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A Farm, A Finance Company and a Common Purpose

Cedar Hill Farm & Palmer Home Partner to Host Fireworks on the Farm What do a 120-acre working farm and a privately-owned finance company have in common? They’re both amazing supporters of Palmer Home, and proof that anyone – and any business – can support our mission while benefiting their organization. Located a few miles […]

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Ninth Annual Radiothon Sets New Record

On Thursday, July 15, we hosted our ninth annual Radiothon with our amazing partner SuperTalk Mississippi. Not only was the day an incredible opportunity to share Palmer Home with thousands of Mississippians, the event raised a record-setting $334,563.76 for our mission! Over the past nine years, Radiothon has raised more than $2 million for Palmer […]

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Summer Fun at Palmer Home

Summer Fun at Palmer Home Summer is in full swing at Palmer Home, and we wanted to share the fun the children have been having – thanks to the generosity of donors like you. When you give to Palmer Home, you’re not only providing for children’s basic needs like food and shelter, but also ensuring […]

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Building for Generations to Come: The Dr. Hugh Francis, Jr. Wellness Center

Building for Generations to Come  After years of patience, prayer, hard work and generous support, we officially broke ground on the Dr. Hugh Francis, Jr. Wellness Center on our Campus last month. To me, the exciting thing about the wellness center is the opportunity for our children and our staff to have a place to […]

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Sky Lake Construction Helps Palmer Home Raise More than $100k at Mudbug Bash

On Saturday, April 17th,  Palmer Home hosted our 17th annual Mudbug Bash, and the party was different than any other from seasons’ past. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mudbug Bash was an in-person evening event. That traditional format wasn’t possible in 2020, so last year’s event was strictly to-go (imagine a crawfish drive-thru!). This year, our team […]

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Equipping Moms and Supporting Children: Palmer Home Family Care

Equipping Moms and Supporting Children: Palmer Home Family Care Our Family Care program provides nurturing care for infants of incarcerated mothers, but did you know it does so much more than that? In addition to helping provide loving homes for newborns with the goal of reunification after a mother’s sentence, our case managers serve both […]

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Families in Crisis: How Mothers Find Jonah’s Journey

Susan Moffitt’s phone rings at 9 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Child Protective Services is with a family that includes two children whose mother in need of a drug treatment program. They’ve offered her an opportunity to voluntarily place the children in temporary care instead of state foster care. As Susan gathers the paperwork the […]

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Jonah’s Journey featured by Nashville Sounds

The Nashville Sounds lead the nation in attendance at minor league baseball games this year, and recently the team used their audience to raise awareness for Jonah’s Journey. Each year the Nashville Sounds hold four Faith and Family Fun Nights. They use the nights to share their platform with Nashville area ministries. “Any time we […]

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Tools for Back to School

Crisp, unwrinkled notebook paper, sharp, smooth pencils, brightly colored binders and piles of glue sticks are just a few of the things we love about back to school. The unwritten, newness of a coming school year offers excitement and hope to many students and parents. For foster children who may be entering yet another new […]

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Meet Amber, Jonah’s Journey Caseworker

Meet Amber McClurkan, Jonah’s Journey Caseworker. Amber joined the Jonah’s Journey family in November of 2015 as a bright addition to our staff.  She grew up in Cookeville, just around the corner from our home office, and graduated from Tennessee Tech.  She now lives in East Nashville with her husband David, who is a Nurse […]

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Paying it Forward with The Big Payback

On May 3, Jonah’s Journey will join more than 750 Middle Tennessee nonprofits in a 24-hour giving campaign titled “The Big Payback”. In its fourth year, the event offers local nonprofits opportunities to share their platform in order to garner additional community support and donations. “The Big Payback offers Jonah’s Journey a unique opportunity to […]

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Four Ways to Care

“How can we help?” Business owners, volunteers, churches, and donors all ask us regularly what Palmer Home for Children needs most. We’ve held fundraisers. And you have answered by giving. We’ve mentioned on-campus repair needs. You’ve answered by sending missions teams. We’ve created lists of everyday items our children need. You’ve answered by bringing bags […]

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Meet Mark Taylor

Meet Mark Taylor, Vice President of Jonah’s Journey. Mark’s life has been characterized by an exceptional commitment to Christian service. He is currently a board member for the Church Mission Network ministering to Africa and Central America and is Chairman of Missions Team at The Glade Church of Mount Juliet, Tennessee.  He and his wife […]

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The Story Behind the Numbers

There’s an old adage that says, “Numbers don’t lie.”  While this may be true, at Palmer Home we usually prefer to tell the stories behind the numbers.  Once in a while, however, the numbers tell a story all on their own and, in this case, they reveal a very specific need. Over the past few […]

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3 Ways Your Church Can Support Jonah’s Journey

In the last few years, Palmer Home for Children has expanded its ministry of caring for children through residential care to include foster care in the states of Mississippi and Tennessee.  Jonah’s Journey began as a ministry to provide temporary or long-term care for children born to incarcerated women.  However, today caregivers through Jonah’s journey […]

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What Makes Jonah’s Journey Unique

At Palmer Home for Children, we’re reimagining and redesigning our approach to foster care through Jonah’s Journey. Whether placed in foster care through a state agency or a private care provider, children in foster care often come from difficult places. They need a stable environment and loving home where they can begin to experience healing […]

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