Journey Home Pancake Breakfast THIS SATURDAY Morning

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:30 am by WGNS

The Journey Home in Murfreesboro will host a Pancake Breakfast this Saturday. Founded in 2006, The Journey Home is a Christian ministry that serves the homeless and disadvan.... Read More

New initiative helping homeless families connect to housing, community resources

Oct 28, 2021 at 09:19 am by WGNS

With about 30 minutes left before the deadline to apply for a new position as ATLAS Family Engagement Specialist, Kyle Bowron thought long and hard before finally moving her c.... Read More

Helping Homeless in Middle Tennessee

Oct 26, 2021 at 04:55 pm by WGNS

WGNS recently visited Madison, Tennessee where we learned about Layman Lessons, an organization that help's those who are homeless. Hear our short interview below... &nbs.... Read More

Brad Blomgren, founder of the Way of Hope dies at age 55

Sep 24, 2021 at 10:14 am by WGNS

The founder of something that was very special to many throughout Rutherford County has passed away… It was a man who had a heart for helping others, especially during.... Read More

Homeless Woman Reported Missing - Safely Located and Case Closed

Sep 01, 2021 at 09:21 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  A homeless woman who was reported as missing has since been located. 19-year-old Hannah Gross was reported missing by a friend on August 29, 2021. Murfree.... Read More

JaQuan LeGrand becomes first of eight siblings to graduate high school; teen was homeless in Tennessee and now plans to major in computer engineering

Jun 04, 2021 at 07:15 am by WGNS

Polite. Well-mannered. Positive. Humble. Willing to listen. Open to advice. Vulnerable.Those are just a few of the adjectives used to describe JaQuan LeGrand (photo above).Syd.... Read More

From an idea to MTSU nurses providing COVID-19 vaccine for Journey Home clients

May 31, 2021 at 09:15 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Three weeks ago, knowing the need for MTSU Health Services to utilize COVID-19 vaccines about the expire so they would not be wasted, universi.... Read More

STORY: Homeless / Addicted Man Enters Rehab, Because of Relationships

May 20, 2021 at 10:03 am by WGNS

Helping others is the entire purpose of local non-profits like Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro. Cliff Sharp who founded Greenhouse over 20-years ago, told WGNS NEWS&hell.... Read More

2020 Libertarian Candidate for Vice President to Feed Homeless in Murfreesboro Saturday

May 03, 2021 at 04:48 pm by WGNS

Spike Cohen, the 2020 Libertarian candidate for Vice President and first millennial on the ballot in all fifty states, will take part in a charity event this Satur.... Read More

Local Non-Profit to Host Musical Fish Fry on Saturday in Murfreesboro

Apr 21, 2021 at 11:16 am by WGNS

This Saturday (4/24/21), a local non-profit that focuses on helping homeless and those in poverty, will host a Spring Fish Fry. Proceeds raised at the event will benefit those.... Read More

COVID Vaccines for Area Homeless in Rutherford County on March 26th

Mar 22, 2021 at 10:26 am by WGNS

Those who are homeless in Rutherford County will have an opportunity to receive the COVID Vaccine this Friday on March 26th.Saint Thomas Rutherford hospital is offering the Jo.... Read More
Pictured left to right, Lisbeth Couser, Roseann Barton, Jeremy Palmer, Nancy Roark,  Annmarie Kaspy and Lauren Cooley.

Chicken Salad Chick makes $20,030 Investment in The Journey Home

Mar 02, 2021 at 01:58 pm by WGNS

Chicken Salad Chick recently presented The Journey Home with a $20,030 gift to further the efforts of the nonprofit. During December of last year, Chicken Salad Chicks in the.... Read More

Local Youth Handing Out 1,500 McDonalds Sandwiches to Rutherford County Homeless

Feb 25, 2021 at 11:20 am by WGNS

Local McDonald's teamed up with an organization to feed the homeless in Rutherford County on Thursday. The fast-food chain provided 1,500 McRib sandwiches.The distri.... Read More

Homeless Severely Impacted by Ice and Cold Weather in Rutherford County

Feb 17, 2021 at 10:02 am by WGNS

Homeless in our community are being severely impacted by the cold weather as the windchill has already reached a low 8-degrees. Cliff Sharp, founder of Greenhouse Ministries s.... Read More

The numbers of those who are homeless is growing in Murfreesboro, along with the age of those who are homeless

Feb 12, 2021 at 11:45 am by WGNS

Homelessness continues to plague the streets of Rutherford County and the numbers of those who lack a place to call home are getting older. Ed Grimes with the Murfreesboro Res.... Read More

Homeless Shelter in Murfreesboro is Utilized by Over 180 People

Feb 09, 2021 at 12:25 pm by WGNS

The Coldest Nights Shelter in Murfreesboro has been busy this year. Ed Grimes with the Murfreesboro Rescue Mission told WGNS NEWS how many people have been staying at the free.... Read More

Single Mother of Three Receives Help from Local Police Officer and the Community

Dec 29, 2020 at 06:58 pm by WGNS

COMPLETE AUDIO BELOW: A local police officer helped to ensure a single mother of three had a great Christmas this year. Officer Jacob Lamb found out about the mother while at.... Read More

Report finds Tennessee has 20th largest homeless population in U.S.

Dec 09, 2020 at 08:00 am by WGNS

In Tennessee, there are 10.9 homeless people for every 10,000 residents. In total, 34.8% of the homeless Tennessee population is living unsheltered. Among all U.S. states, Ten.... Read More

Coldest Nights Shelter is Now Open in Murfreesboro - Now Through March 15th

Nov 24, 2020 at 06:00 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro Rescue Mission's Ed Grimes said the Coldest Nights Shelter project just opened for the 2020/2021 season on Sunday Night (Nov. 22nd).  Last year, the shelter.... Read More

STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION: Arrest of man who appeared to be homeless is under investigation in Murfreesboro

Oct 15, 2020 at 06:24 pm by WGNS

Still Under Investigation, as of October 15, 2020: WGNS received word from a local resident who said they were concerned about an arrest they saw on Saturday around 5PM. The i.... Read More