We are cautiously optimistic on the latest report on Johnnie's condition. He is breathing on his own for a few hours at a time, holding his own body temperature and the swelling of the brain has gone down. There have been some statements that he will never come out of the coma, but this morning Johnnie opened his eyes for about 15 seconds. His dad and the Dr saw it and said it looked like he was having a hard time focusing....read article >>
If you have followed our website, you have heard stories of Connie and her victory over drug and alcohol addiction. Connie is a shining example of the lives that are being transformed through the work of AtG. On Monday, September 19th, while Connie was getting pictures taken for an article highlighting her success, her son Johnny was in a 4-wheeler accident. There are few details to what happened but he was riding down the road to a friends...read article >>
We started off this week with a bang. Yesterday we had 63 inmates in The 180 Program at the Williamson County Jail and 11 requests to join the class next week. 4 volunteers were trained as Study Buddy's and each is considering an hour worth of tutoring each week. These 4 have already committed to tutor 6 children and may end up with 8. A flyer was sent to The Contributor (the homeless newspaper) yesterday after a very productive meeting...read article >>
Against the Grain has begun offering The 180 Program to the female inmates in the Maury County Jail. Last week we met with the inmates to give them an overview of the program and have already begun to receive letters asking for the training. We covet your prayers as the program officially begins this week. We are in need of a male leader who is able to teach the program to the male inmates. If you are interested, please contact Meredith...read article >>
What an amazing week. The Study Buddy Program will now be offered in three Elementary Schools, in the last five days we received approval to begin tutoring in both Liberty Elementary and Spring Hill Elementary. WE NEED YOUR HELP. Each child receives two tutors and we have a need for nearly 200 volunteers...30 minutes per week during school hours. If you are available for this service please email ...read article >>
11 days ago we got an email that read "each year my kids have a birthday party that supports the charity of their choice. This year, we selected AtG".
Ramon Presson, author and marriage therapist will be the host of AtG's Fall Fundraising Banquet. We are excited to have Ramon as a part of this event.read article >>
The 180 Program is having an even greater impact in the Williamson County Jail. Our average attendance had been 15 – 20 inmates and was slowly increasing…until last week. That class had 45 men in attendance. It was then that we learned that the room would only accommodate 30 and adjustments would have to be made. Not to worry, all the men would still get the class…we would have to offer a second class...read article >>
AtG had a proud parent moment yesterday. We stopped by one of our favorite restaurants (Brothers Pizza) to see a couple of graduates who work there. We knew something was up when we walked in the door and Connie could not stop smiling. She ran to the front counter, grabbed something and brought it to Meredith and I. It was a business card...HER business card. There it was...Assistant Manager. She has been promoted!!! She is about to graduate...read article >>
Here are a couple of simple ways to support AtG.
First - Facebook - Find Tim Leeper Roofing on Facebook and "like" their page. Then cut and paste the following "www.atghope.org - The last stop on the Music City Guitar Tour". We can win a guitar signed by several famous people in Music City. We will use this guitar in our auction at our Night of Empowerment banquet on Thursday October 13th at the Embassy Suites Hotel...read article >>
During the month of May, a portion of all bedding sales will be donated back to the work of Against the Grain. Stop by Rebecca's for all you bedding needs and help AtG provide hope to men, women and children who desire to break free from generational cycles of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Rebecca's Furniture is located in downtown Franklin at 341 Main Street and they are open Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5.read article >>