Due to water damage to the building we use on Thursday nights we will need to cancel the 180 Program for May. We will see you in June. Continue to pray for all those that have lost their homes and possessions. Thankfully the 180 Moms are safe but we have a lot of volunteers/supporters that have not been so fortunate.read article >>
Monday, April 26th, AtG held its 5th Annual Golf Scramble at Old Natchez Country Club. It was a great success. The course was in beautiful shape and the players made continuous comments about how nice Old Natchez is. After the Scramble, everyone enjoyed a great buffet pasta-bar provided by Brothers' Pizza. Congratulations to Hubie Smith, Scott Sanderson, Robert Butler and Glenn Tackett for shooting a strong 15 under 57.
AtG participated today in the Incredible Baby Shower in Nashville. This event was held at Tennessee State University's Gentry Field House and reached out to pregnant women in Middle Tennessee and provided information on healthy pregnancies and parenting. The AtG booth had a line over 40 feet long and we gave away seven tubs of pajamas. The best guess is that 750 young mothers came through the event and approximately 95% of them were...read article >>
Follow the link below and read about Rob and Meredith winning a trip to Disney. Thanks to Angela and Jerry Fox for their incredible support and encouragement over the years.
Once Again, the Nashville Predators Foundation has approved a grant for AtG. This years grant will be used to provide "Girl Time". Girl Time is a 6 weekend seminars provided to teen girls living in high poverty, low education areas in Nashville. Fifty young ladies will attend these sessions and will receive teaching time and small group interaction. The topics for the sessions will be Goals and Priorities, Education, Character,...read article >>
In the last couple of weeks, the need for AtG's services has become increasingly clear. Last week alone there were 5 new moms from Franklin to join the program and begin the hard work of putting their lives back together, there was an emergency call from a suicidal mom and 20 inmates received training in Life-Skills and the Jobs Program and will graduate in three weeks.
Meredith is working to build relationships in the Nashville...read article >>
It has been a while since the last update and there is a lot going on.
First - We would like to announce that Meredith Kendall has taken on the role of Executive Director for AtG. Rob has move to the Development Director on a limited basis and is pursuing other ministry opportunities. This is an exciting move that has been under consideration by the Board for several months. Please make sure to welcome Meredith into her...read article >>
Through a collaborative effort with the C.E. McGruder Family Resource Center, AtG has moved the offices to Nashville. AtG is joining an effort with several other non-profits which are impacting the Nashville area. The move does not reduce the commitment to meet the needs of the women and children in Franklin but the meetings with the moms will be moved to 4th Ave. Church or they will meet in the homes of the mothers. This is an incredible...read article >>
What a busy, but amazing week.
Tuesday - AtG fulfilled one of our strategic objectives as we began moving into our new office at the C.E. McGruder Family Resource Center in Nashville. The McGruder FRC is in the 37208 zip code and we have joined a collaborative effort to impact the residence of that area. Just a little info about the 37208 area. According to the U.S. Census updated estimates - there are 1,220 single mothers living in...read article >>
Last week was a great week. We continue to minister to the moms and their kids here in Frankin, but have started reaching into a nieghborhood in Nashville through a partnership with the McCruder Family Resource Center. We will be opening an office in that center this month and the need in the community is tremendous. Within 3 miles of this center, there are over 1220 single mothers living in poverty.
We have already begun to offer some...read article >>
Against the Grain is empowering single mothers and their children. By joining in this effort you are a part of the solution. Just click on the Donate Now button.read article >>
There have 2 great things for today.
1. Today is HCA's Caring for Community day and one of their projects is painting the offices for AtG. 12 employees showed up at 9:00 and by 11:30 they had moved all the furniture and had the first coat of paint done. After lunch the second was done quickly and the furniture was being moved back into place. They also helped rearrange the offices and clean up our filing...read article >>
There are some things we just take for granted. One of those is the ability to climb in our cars and drive to where ever it is we need to go. The ability to drive provides a freedom and just makes life easier. Many people who don't have a license just drive illegally. When they join the 180 Program we do all we can to put a stop to that; following the law is high on our priority list.
Last week, two of our...read article >>
During a bad economy, it is often the marginalized who feel the worst of it and this current economy is no different. We have had a tremendous increase in calls from women who are asking for assistance and for training. Just in the last 2 weeks we have had 4 new mothers join the program, determined to work towards a brighter future. These women have taken the first step to put their lives back together.
Another...read article >>
Due to a scheduling conflict with Franklin Special School District, there will be no classes this Thursday evening. There is no class scheduled for Thursday August 13. We will resume our normal schedule on Thursday, August 20.read article >>