"For every homeless woman and child in Murfreesboro to have food and a warm, safe place to sleep."
-Way of Hope Mission Statement
About the Way of Hope
The Way of Hope is a non-profit ministry outreach partnering with local churches to offer nighttime shelter for homeless single women and single mothers and thier children.
The Way of Hope is the coordinator of the churches that provide the shelter and the point of contact for the homeless seeking shelter.
The Way of Hope has acquired a property located just one mile outside Murfreesboro city limits that has 4 units of housing with a capacity to provide housing for 8 to 12 people.
Low income housing is a great need in Murfreesboro and we are hoping that these facilities will one day be able to provide women with a stepping stone into permanent housing.
Overview of the first six months of the program:
From the start of the program on November 27, 2011 to August 1, 2012, these cooperative effort has provided food and emergency shelter for over 151 women and children.
We've served over 12,000 individual meals and have provided over 4,000 nights of individual shelter!
Churches: The Way of Hope has partnered with 18 local churches from different demoninations. They help us provide emergency shelter, overnight supervision, meals, clothing, supplies, transportation, financial support and other forms of services to help meet the needs of the women and children in the program.
Ministries and Public Care Providers: The Way of Hope has partnered with 8 local ministries and public care providers. Through these programs, the women in the program can receive hot lunches, showers, laundry facilitites, computer and phone use, a mailbox and skill classes, among other things.
Local law enforcement: Local law enforcement agencies have utilized the services of The Way of Hope to refer women to the shelter program in emergency situations.
Contimuum of Care: The Way of Hope emergency shelter program is a member of and has been endorsed by the Continuum of Care with a coalition of care providers for the homeless of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.