The Journey Home
615-809-2644
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308 W Castle St PO Box 331025
Murfreesboro, TN 37133
Organization Details

Programs

Description
The Journey Home helps clients identify appropriate employment opportunities, assemble resumes, complete on-line applications, and prepare for interviews and employment. We serve as a liaison with local employers and staffing agencies. We provide a computer lab and volunteer instruction for clients seeking employment, assistance with acquiring necessary identification documents and uniforms/protective clothing when necessary. The Journey Home's Outreach Center provides mailbox and phone service for communication. We also encourage clients to utilize our computer lab for social media/communication in developing the esteem of the whole person.
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Budget
$69,000.00
Description
The Journey Home's Outreach Center provides shower and laundry facilities for the homeless and needy in our community, along with toiletries and supplies free of charge. Clients can wash up to two loads of clothes weekly, shower daily, and shop in our clothes closet Monday-Friday. While all clothing given is tracked, their is no charge to the client for any of these services. Additionally, clients are supplied with feminine hygiene products, diapers, and other necessities as needed through this program. These items are difficult to afford with limited funds and cannot be purchased with food stamps. A hot shower, proper hygiene, and clean clothes go a long way to establishing self-worth and the appropriate appearance that helps a client gain acceptance and employment in the community.
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Budget
$95,390.00
Description
The Journey Home provides housing, case management and supportive services through our Supportive Housing program. The program provides housing for 12-24 months for clients, and assistance with life skills in areas such as budgeting, parenting, conflict management, employment readiness, living socially in community, and the like. We also assist clients with transportation issues, working with school systems and collaborating with other agencies to help them gain mainstream benefits. The Supportive Housing Program primarily houses families with children, and at-risk single young people between 18 and 25 years of age in 25 housing units in Murfreesboro and Smyrna. Some units are assigned for the chronically homeless as well. Additionally, we offer rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention resources to keep families from becoming homeless and to transition them back into housing from the streets. These resources often include deposits, rent and utility assistance, and furnishings.
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Budget
$275,000.00
Description
The Journey Home provides hunger relief to the homeless and needy in the community through our Community Cafe program. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday, lunch Monday through Saturday, and supper Saturday through Monday. Over 50,000 meals were served during 2018. Additionally, the Community Cafe provides 60 boxes with food staples and fresh produce to clients in need weekly. The Community Cafe bread room also provides literally tons of bread and pastries daily to clients as they leave the center. All food is provided at no cost to the client.
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The most pressing challenge facing The Journey Home is to continue to fund and manage services for a growing population of the under-served homeless in our community. Affordable housing is very limited due to our rapid growth, and the college student population. We focus on delivering as much of every dollar as possible in direct aid to the needy, and minimize administrative overhead by using hundreds of volunteers, and as many donated goods as possible. In order to meet the needs of the whole person we are constantly looking for ways to fund additional counseling and housing services. Serving over 110 folks daily at our outreach center, we are pressed to be able to give the personal attention that each situation requires, and are working to add additional counseling/case management to deliver long term solutions for our folks.