Tennessee Children's Home


OUR 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 environment.

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Mentoring Program

Volunteer Information


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 our community.

For more information send e-mail to: Mentoring Program or call 931-486-2274.



Phone: 931-486-2274
FAX: 931-486-1231

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 10
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Delivery Address:

804 Branham Hughs Circle
Spring Hill, TN 37174


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