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TN-KEY Foster Care Training

There are over 7,000 children in the state of Tennessee that need safe and loving foster homes. Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes is a local, faith-based, foster care agency with a no-fee contract with the TN Department of Children’s Services (DCS) to provide certified foster homes for children in state’s custody. Your help is needed to ensure that these children are placed in homes where they are exposed to the love of Christ.

Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes is hosting a TN-KEY class for potential foster parents starting in September. TN-KEY is a free, 8-week course required to become a foster parent in the state of Tennessee. These classes will be held at Long Hollow Church on Monday evenings starting on September 13th and going through Monday, November 1st from 6:00-9:00pm. The first class on September 13th is a commitment-free informational meeting starting at 6:00pm.

You can register online here. For questions and more information, please contact Shelby Brown at (615) 376-3186 or sbrown@tennesseechildren.org.

Attend Our Online Campus? Serve in Your Community!

If you attend our Online Campus and don’t live near one of our physical campuses, there are still many great ways that you can serve and pour into your local community through family and group service projects. Consider some of the following options:

  • Assemble goody bags and deliver to your local police or fire station
  • Leave snacks & water bottles with an encouraging sign by your door for delivery workers
  • Provide lunch to your local police or fire station
  • Provide lunch or treats to your local librarians

Hospitals

  • Deliver small gifts and care packages to patients and families in the children’s wing or NICU
  • Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the Emergency Room

Neighborhood Hangouts

Host a…

  • Backyard bbq
  • Dinner
  • Movie night
  • Game/ trivia night (​can be done virtually via K​ahoot​, ​Psych​, ​Jack in the Box​, etc.​)

Nursing Homes

  • Deliver fresh flowers to residents
  • Distribute snacks to staff & residents (check with staff on food restrictions)
  • Landscape a flower garden & sitting area for residents

Schools

  • Cater a lunch for staff
  • Develop relationship with principal & counselor(s)
  • Provide snacks for teachers
  • Write letters of encouragement to faculty

Special Needs

  • Build a wheelchair ramp for a family
  • Host a party or field day for the residents of a special needs home
  • Identify a family with a special needs child and give the mom and dad a day out

 

Crisis Response Team

We are now taking sign-ups to form new crisis response teams for the fall. Many times Long Hollow has the opportunity to be among the first groups to respond to crisis events and disasters, so we want to form several teams that can be ready at a moment’s notice.

These teams will seek to serve the hurting both locally and nationally, and will help with a variety of needs from recovery, to cleaning, to praying with those in need.

Join a team by filling out this quick form. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Zimmerman at kim.zimmerman@longhollow.com.

Local Opportunities to Help

Visit this page on longhollow.com for a comprehensive list of all available local opportunities to help serve our community.