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Just a Smile

Sometimes we don’t realize how much just a smile and simple hello can mean to the person receiving it. On your routine morning stop at your local Kroger Starbuck’s for coffee, you say hello with a smile to an older gentleman sitting at a table having his morning coffee while reading the news on his iPad. Since this is your daily routine, the gentleman becomes more familiar and the two of you start engaging in a little small talk. Over […]

Patriot Threads

Patriot Threads LLC was founded by a 17 year-old student named Brady Fernandes. Raised in the South, Brady saw a need in the marketplace for high-quality classic Southern style clothing with a patriotic flair. It was really very simple: he wanted to take all the modern design elements of today’s youthful trends and tie these in with his love of Country, Southern tradition and an outgoing lifestyle to create an iconic brand that you would be proud to wear. This became the brand Patriot Threads. Brady […]

Partner Highlight: A Hand Up for Women

Earlier this year, The Restoration House partnered with A Hand Up For Women/Knox County Christian Women’s Job Corps to assist in restoring single moms and their children to God’s good intent for their lives.  A Hand Up For Women provides life management and job readiness classes for all Restoration House moms.  Through a unique combination of classes, networking, friendship and spiritual development we help women realize the skills they possess, their capability for self-sufficiency, and the unconditional love of their […]

New Season

Every year it feels like the holidays sneak up so quickly.  Not long after we put away our warm weather clothes do the leaves start to change and the air begins to feel crisp.  Before we can even grip onto our pumpkin spiced lattes, a rush of Christmas comes bounding in.  It comes with such quickness, that I almost want time to pause.  Just give me a little more time, Lord.  A little more time to enjoy this season that […]

The Heartbreak of Single Parenting in Poverty

It is almost impossible to imagine what it is like to live in poverty every day unless you’ve been there: when you are having to make decisions about whether to pay your rent or feed your children. When you cannot afford to heat your home during the winter months and you know you are sending your children to bed cold every evening. When you are living in poverty and have children to support and feed alone, every decision that you […]

7th Annual Restoring Hope Luncheon

This cornerstone event leads to building new relationships and ensures sustainable funding for impacting single mothers and their children throughout Knoxville and beyond.

This is a high impact event that will inspire and challenge your perceptionsof low-income single mother families. The food is fabulous and there is absolutely no cost for attending the event.

Statemint Consignment Sale

Statemint is Knoxville’s first upscale consignment sale for adults. It’s right around the corner from September 18-20. We are thrilled to announce that 10% of all net profits from this years sale will go directly to help change the future for single mothers and their children at The Restoration House.

Our Newest Family – August 2014

The Restoration House welcomed our newest single mother family this month. The family moves in on September 6, thanks to some of our long time supporters Norma & James. They have offered their rental home to the family at an affordable rate. We are extremely grateful for this amazing opportunity to walk alongside this beautiful family of 5 as they seek restored relationships and financial self-sufficiency.  As this family gets into their new home they are in need of a gently […]

HRM Intern – Amy Prosise

I am extremely excited to intern at The Restoration House this Fall! I grew up in the Knoxville area and am now a Senior studying Human Resource Management and Marketing at UT. In my spare time, I participate in the Student Government Association and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. As the HRM intern, I aim to ensure that the structure and procedures at TRH accommodate for the stresses of expansion and facilitate further growth and outreach.

The Village Update – August 2014

In over 10 years The Village will impact 140-160 single-mother families and 280-320 children, while saving $2,751,175 in government services. The Village site work is done and all the infrastructure is installed thanks to Van Tyler Excavating. Morris and Sons is installing the road now and then construction will begin on the first two buildings!  If you would like to see the progress just head North on Robinson Road just past Bakertown Rd.  You will see the site on your left. We have a little […]