MISSION: Tennessee Children's Home is committed to serving
abused, neglected, abandoned, wayward, or orphaned children and
youth, as well as their families, in a Christian manner.
Utilizing all available resources, we will provide for the
physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs of
the children and youth we serve in a safe and secure
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The Tennessee Children’s Home needs a few good men
and women who are willing to make an investment in the future of at-risk
boys and girls. You can not write a check for this ministry, but if
you have a few hours per month that you are willing to invest in young
people who need a role model and a friend, the dividends will accumulate
and be paid in both time and eternity.
What Will Be Expected?
Mentors do not act as social workers, case managers, or counselors.
Mentoring is about sharing "the love of God that has been poured out
within your heart …" Romans 5:5. Mentoring is about building
relationships that are based on trust and friendship without having an
agenda one wishes to impose upon the youth. Some training is
needed in order to equip you for success as a mentor, but this is not
a long and arduous process. Not only will you be trained, but
you will be supported by professional staff who will be available to
answer questions and help solve problems. There will be a policy
and procedures manual which all mentors and professional staff will be
required to follow. This is essential for the protection of the
agency, the mentees, and the mentors.
How Much Time Will I Be Required to Give?
There is no set number of hours that are required. Research
has shown that the more successful mentors are those who maintain a
steady presence in a youth’s life. A steady presence does not
mean a constant presence. However, keeping in mind that many of these
youths have been neglected by their primary care givers, we do not
want to disappoint them even more by matching them with a mentor who
is unavailable. A prospective mentor should have adequate
quality time available to interact with the youth. Remember that
the key to creating effective mentoring relationships lies in the
development of trust between two strangers of different ages.
This is not something that can be achieved by a "drive by" visit.
Youth mentoring is not a cure-all for society, the church, or for the
Tennessee Children’s Home. However, it is another ministry tool
that can join us together to the glory of God and the improvement of
For more information send e-mail to:
P.O. Box 10
Spring Hill, TN 37174
804 Branham Hughs Circle
Spring Hill, TN 37174
D. Ray Smith