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A Season of Thanks

A Season of Thanks This season at Palmer Home, we have much to be thankful for. Every day our staff has the opportunity to witness miracles – parents working with us to turn their life around and reunifying with their children, young adults changing their trajectory and being the first in their family to attend […]

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A Spirit of Giving

The data is sobering. The number of children who have an incarcerated parent is growing. Many of these parents and children lack access to the support and community needed to maintain healthy family relationships. Others lack the opportunity to meet the physical needs of their children. At Palmer Home, one of our main areas of […]

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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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Standing in the Gap

Standing on the subway platform in London’s railway station as the train pulls into view, you’ll hear a repeated warning from their intercom system: “Mind the gap.” It’s referring to the space between the train car and the platform.  It serves as a reminder that if you are not mindful of the place between where […]

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A Mississippi Miracle

In March of 2004, a battle began over the rights of abused and neglected children in the state of Mississippi. Today, the struggle rages on, as Mississippi fights to restore a broken system. The New York Times revealed the dismal story in a recent article, detailing the patterns of negligence that led to the clash […]

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She Gave Up Her 1st Birthday for Jonah’s Journey

When Ligon and Wilson Troutt got married, they knew they wanted to center their home around giving more than receiving. As a former first grade teacher, Ligon recounts teaching the children in her class that the greatest rule is that it is far better to give than to receive. “That’s something we want to instill […]

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When Jesus Went to the Women’s Prison

What happens when two ministries who are relentlessly dedicated to bettering the lives of children across the country – and across the world – partner together?God shows up in miraculous ways. Palmer Home for Children partnered with Nashville-based children’s ministry Jonah’s Journey in 2014. We’ve been moving full steam ahead ever since and haven’t looked […]

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There’s A Need

Some people listen to Matthew and Melinda Hanley recount their story with Grayson* and Stella*, the two children in their care through Jonah’s Journey, and just shake their heads. “I could never do it,” they say. “Are you kidding me?” “Will you get to adopt them?” “They just don’t get it,” says Matthew. “But it […]

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The Herren Family Story

Lisa Herren is mother to three, including her youngest, Maddie Grace, who joined the family through the ministry that has long since captured Lisa’s heart. Lisa recognizes that she grew up in what she calls “a Jonah’s Journey family” even though she didn’t realize it at the time. She was an only child for 10 years. […]

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Pressing Into The Unknown

It’s a Monday morning. Your mug of coffee has long since gone cold but remains cradled in the palms of your hands. For a year, you’ve been asking God: “Am I really hearing this from you?” Your eyes are fixed upon the open Bible propped up against your knees. You seem to have tunnel vision. All […]

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