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.

            In 1988, visionary leaders at both Tennessee Children’s Home and West Tennessee Children’s Home agreed to merge these two fine Christian agencies under one umbrella.