Tennessee Children's Home - WEST
West Tennessee Children’s Home began in 1966 as a dream of concerned individuals and congregations in West Tennessee. The first home, Dickerson Cottage in Jackson, was opened in February of 1968. In 1991, ground was broken for the new campus in Chester County. Forty children now live in the four homes on this new campus, and the one home still located in Jackson.
Since it’s inception in 1966, West Tennessee Children’s Home has
cared for over 3,000 children through residential care, foster care, and
counseling. The children come from
many different backgrounds. These
situations include physical and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and troubled
and hurting families. Whatever
their problem, efforts are made to provide comprehensive services to meet the
unique needs of each child.
West Tennessee Children’ Home was very blessed when a 241-acre farm was
acquired in 1989. This farm became
what is now the West Tennessee Children’s Home campus. The campus is located three miles north
of downtown Henderson, Tennessee. The
support of congregations and friends throughout West Tennessee has been crucial
to the home’s success. Four homes
have been built on this new campus since 1992.