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When you sit down with your family for a meal on Thanksgiving, what do you anticipate more –feast or family? At Palmer Home the answer is easy – family. (Although we enjoy the feast as well!) For many, Thanksgiving and Christmas are opportunities people have to slow down and spend time with their families. For […]

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Following God’s Plan: The Conaway’s Story

Fifteen years ago, after an awkward blind date, if someone had told Michael and Lacey Conaway that one day they would be sitting on their front porch in Columbus, Mississippi at 7:45 a.m., drinking coffee and discussing the logistics of the day for life with eight children – they would have laughed out loud and […]

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Student Spotlight: Katlin

Poised, confident, determined, capable, diligent, industrious, humble, graceful and kind – all of these words help paint a picture of an incredible young woman, Katlin, a former student at Palmer Home for Children, who is now at Mississippi State University, studying to be a future equine surgeon, and forever a member of the Palmer Home […]

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Ways to Give

Are you looking for ways to support the life-changing ministry of Palmer Home for Children? There are a myriad of ways you can support Palmer Home – through giving financially, praying consistently, spreading the word, providing respite care for  houseparents, sponsoring children, or creating fundraisers on behalf of Palmer Home – just to name a […]

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Shotguns and Sunflowers 2018

Many people create a picture in their minds of what a children’s home must look like. But when someone visits Palmer Home’s Hernando campus, nestled in the middle of 145 acres of woods and a 75 acre lake, it blows all those stereotypes out of the water. Just a simple tour of the campus, learning […]

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LeaderSTATE 2018

Last month, 20 high school students from Palmer Home for Children packed their bags and headed to Mississippi State University for a week of learning, growing, and dreaming about the future at LeaderSTATE. This unique camp specializes in cultivating tomorrow’s leaders by building confidence, providing career guidance, encouraging strong character, and instilling inspiration to carry […]

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Hazard Shade Pavilion Renovation

What do you get when you combine a need for more shade, an outdated dormitory, a generous community of supporters, and several hardworking mission teams? The much needed and greatly anticipated Hazard Family Pavilion at Palmer Home for Children. In 1964 the Hazard family saw a need to build an emergency men’s dormitory on the […]

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Hope Reins Program Welcomes New Edition, Flash

Donating her horse to Hope Reins, Palmer Home for Children’s therapeutic equine program, was not an easy decision for Allison Crews. Flash, a 16-year-old Registered Appaloosa, had been part of her family since he was born. Ultimately, however, Allison knew Flash would be in good hands on the Columbus campus. “I knew he’d get a lot of love and attention,” Allison […]

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VIP Treatment at the Columbus Air Force Base Air Show

In April, houseparents and children from Palmer Home experienced a special day of tradition, fun and inspiration at the Columbus Air Force Base Air Show. Lt. Col James Winning, Commander of the 14th Operations Support Squadron, Senior Airman Jillia Frishkorn, and a team from the base organized a limousine ride along with other VIP level experiences. Houseparents […]

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6th Annual Radiothon

On Thursday, July 26th SuperTalk Mississippi will host its 6th Annual Radiothon benefiting Palmer Home for Children. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. listeners can tune into SuperTalk Mississippi and hear directly from children, alumni, staff and supporters of Palmer Home. Throughout the day, radio guests will share the organization’s vision, history, mission, and personal […]

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Meet Jonah’s Journey Caregivers Amy & Ben Shelton

Growing up in the Columbus area, Ben and Amy Shelton were very familiar with Palmer Home for Children. In fact, Amy’s childhood home was not far from Palmer Home’s campus. The couple had been involved both as donors and volunteers for many years, but had not heard about Palmer Home’s foster care program, Jonah’s Journey, […]

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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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