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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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Taking a Stand to End Abuse

Jonah’s Journey caregivers provide loving, safe homes to children from a variety of backgrounds.  One of the realities of foster care is that many times children have experienced abuse or neglect before being placed in a caregiver’s home. While that is certainly not true of every child that is placed with Jonah’s Journey, we want […]

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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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Two Ways to Care

“How can we help?” It’s a question we hear quite often from those who have heard about Jonah’s Journey.  And while there are an abundance of ways to take part in the incredible work that happens through this ministry, one of our biggest needs is always the same.  We need caregivers. There are two important […]

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A Comprehensive Approach to Caregiving

One of the benefits of becoming a Jonah’s Journey Caregiver is the training received through Whole Child Initiative.  Hear from Meredith Humphries, one of our JJ caseworkers, about her experience with the Whole Child curriculum.   As a case worker, my hope for the Jonah’s Journey families I train is that they are as prepared as possible […]

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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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3 Ways Your Church Can Support Jonah’s Journey

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 provide a Christian foster home for any child in need, no matter their age or circumstance. There are currently over 30 children in the care of loving foster families through Jonah’s […]

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