(MURFREESBORO) There is a new foster care non-profit expanding to Rutherford County. Isaiah 117 House started over a year ago in Elizabethon, Tenessee.
It is a home that serves children entering the foster care system.
When children are removed from their homes out of concern for their welfare, they are usually brought to the Department of Children's Services Offices to await placement with a foster family. This wait can be several hours to nearly a full day.
These children often have nothing with them and are scared, lonely, hungry, and often in dirty clothing.
Isaiah 117 House provides a comforting home where these children instead can be brought to wait - a place that is safe with friendly and loving volunteers who provide clean clothes, smiles, toys, and snuggle blankets.
This space allows children to receive the comfort and care they need while DCS staff are able to do the necessary paperwork and identify a good foster placement. Everyone gets what they need to be supported and cared for- children and DCS staff.
Currently, Isaiah 117 House is expanding all over Tennessee to 8 different counties, including Rutherford County.
To learn more about Isaiah 117 House, contact Program Coordinator Al Lee Dauenhauer at 615-594-9197 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org