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The Restoration House of East Tennessee

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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Single Parent Agencies, Temporary Housing

Mission: Helping to restore single mothers and their children back to God's good intent for their lives...

Results: http://www.youtube.com/trhofeasttn2007#p/a/u/1/EEI1LMYudxk

Target demographics: Low-income single mother families with children under the age of 18 in the home

Direct beneficiaries per year: 25

Geographic areas served: East Tennessee

Programs: Transformational Housing Team Mentoring Family Advocacy

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with The Restoration House for the past couple of months, and have been blown away not only by their genuine love and care for those who they serve, but also by their effectiveness in accomplishing their goals. I have worked with many organizations and in my opinion TRH is the real deal.

1 Holt C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with The Restoration House now for about 7 years and they keep amazing me. These people walk the walk and live their faith. I am a better person for being a small part of God's plan for The Restoration House.

1 Erica51

Donor

Rating: 5

The Restoration House is an amazing nonprofit. I have met some of their single mothers and they are truly an inspiration. Daniel and Mandy are the most selfless people I know. What they are doing to change family trees is indescribable. Daniel and Mandy are helping single mothers break the cycle of hopelessness and poverty by providing resources and counseling all in the name of Christ in their daily mission at The Restoration House. I have been honored to be involved with The Restoration House and am excited to see what the future holds for The Restoration House. Acts 20:35-In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, β€˜It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Donor

Rating: 5

Happy to support The Restoration House and all that they do to keep families together!

1 Melissa230

Client Served

Rating: 5

TRH helped me through school but didn't just hand it to me. I now have a career and have tripled my income. Able to pay my own bills and buy my family's food makes me proud every day.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This ministry is run superbly! It is amazing how they help single mothers, but also with how efficiently and impressively it uses it's resources and with the philosophies behind why and how they help!!

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that helps single mothers in east Tennessee

Vicki A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with TRH in a few different ways since it first began. Since July of this year I have been able to take a more active role by working directly with the staff in the TRH offices and have been able to see things on a much deeper level. TRH gives the single moms and their children an opportunity to truly change the coarse of their lives. The help and support they offer to these ladies has helped many of them obtain a dream they never thought would be possible. TRH along with the family mentor teams have been able to show not only the moms but their children as well that they are loved and should never give up hope on the endless possibilities that are within their reach. I was a single my mom myself many years ago and can tell you from experience the difference this program would have made in my life. I pray that God will continue to bless TRH to his fullest.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering for TRH at the beginning of this year after attending their annual fundraising luncheon. Not only do I volunteer but I am a donor as well because I believe in the mission of TRH and the love and direction guiding Daniel and Mandy Watson as they work towards "restoring single mothers back to God's good intent for their lives". They do not just pay lip service to this mission, they walk these mothers and their children through all aspects of life whether it is education, financial, parenting, job search, spiritually or whatever it is going to take to get these mothers to a place in their lives that they are going to be able to care and provide for their themselves and their children, independent of TRH.
Volunteers for TRH are highly appreciated and Daniel and Mandy are so easy yet professional to work with. I have thoroughly enjoyed and am honored to serve in a small part of this growing non-profit.

1 Kathy116

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a property manager of one of the properties the Restoration House uses for its clients i can tell you that i have never seen a more dedicated organization to helping it's clients. There is teaching and learning to go along with what is provided. They address all members of the family and all aspects of making a better life. There clients are taught skills to make a better life not sit back and take handouts. They truly make everyone their family. It has been a privilage to be involved with them .

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TRH continues to be a great partner with other NPOs who have a heart for helping single moms. I love their new plans for The Village which will expand their ability to help far more single moms. Great groundbreaking!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have served as both a personal mentor to a single mother but also as a financial mentor. This organization does ministry in an excellent way. They are compassionately truthful with their moms, professional, and organizationally transparent. Daniel is also an excellent resource to other nonprofits in our area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have worked with The Restoration House in developing their new housing units. I found them to be such a caring group with a real heart for helping young single mothers. They do things the right way and provide such a fantastic opportunity for personal growth and professional development so that these young women can not only provide for their families but also so they can excel at life. I continue to be impressed with their vision and the plan for growth to be able to help more people.

Kim_88

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization walks alongside single mother families who are seeking restoration to God's good intent for their lives.

Dawn W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The restoration house is an organization that does so much for single mother families. Their goal is to help these families to get ahead in society instead of dwelling in poverty.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Restoration House is an excellent organization that is well planned and making a difference in the lives of single mother's and their children.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Restoration House of East Tennessee provides critical needed services, including transitional housing, mentoring, and support, to give single mothers the tools to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their children. This organization is dedicated to its mission, and it is on the verge of expanding the number of single mothers it can serve.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great organization run by some amazing volunteers and founded by phenomenal, giving people. The families they help are so much better off than many of the families today. There should be more organization run by such giving and caring people who really want the best for the people they help.

1 Jessica118

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Name is Jessica. My son, Zander, was born when I was 19 years old. I worked 60hr+ a week to maintain a house, bills, & being a single mother. I lost my job due to "down sizing". My car broke down, I quickly lost my apartment, & to top it off I couldn't find another job so I had to move in with my mother... after a nervous breakdown one night I googled "help for single mothers in TN" & The Restoration House website was the first one I saw. Being the skeptic I am, I continued to search but nothing offered the "holistic care" as TRH did. So I called... The meeting was set up the next day, & I made plans for a ride to Knoxville (I lived 6 hrs west of there) After interviews & a ton of questions TRH accepted my son & I, not only into the program, but into their family. My mentors were more helpful & inspiring than I ever imagined & the staff made the transition a breeze. I learned so much about myself, my son, my role as a parent, & that good selfless people really do exist. I was able to attend a CNA class, get my CNA license, & find a job that made me realize how much i LOVE nursing while being a Single Mother of TRH! After a year at TRH, I was accepted into a Nursing program near my hometown. Graduating TRH was bitter sweet. Bitter because we had to leave our friends & family in Knoxville, but sweet because that was what they had encouraged me to work so hard for. April 19th of this year I walked down the isle & received my first ever college diploma! I will take the State test for my LPN licence very soon!! My TRH family may not have been able to make in person that night, but their cheers & praise still rang threw my head as if they were in the front row. The experiences I had during my time at TRH are like no other, I met celebrities, went on a Florida vacation, got to be on TV for goodness sakes... but out of every new adventure I had at The Restoration House, the most rewarding part had to have been meeting the staff, my mentors, & the other mothers. I think about them daily & love every chance we get to catch up! I cant wait until I am able to give back to them & to the single mothers of TRH's future! This Non Profit changed my life, as well as my sons... & WE LOVE THEM ALLL!

Jeanne12

Donor

Rating: 5

I became involved in The Restoration House as a donor (since I live 8 hours away) when I heard and read about the GREAT things they do for single moms trying to get back on their feet to make a better life for their children. I give as often as I can -- and have been the recipient of donations in my name. They fulfill dreams -- with God's help.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a donor and a former volunteer mentor for the Restoration House of East Tennessee (TRH). My family is passionate about TRH and its work because it fills a vital and much needed role in the Knoxville area in helping low-income single mothers and their families. They do this through providing housing, practical life-skills training, mentoring, and encouragement. Since its inception, we have seen lives dramatically changed through TRH's work, both on the recipient side as families have been empowered and transformed, as well as on the donor/volunteer side. It is a tremendous privilege and blessing to be able to support this organization. Daniel and Mandy Watson are peerless in their commitment to helping this important segment of our community, and TRH's staff, volunteer mentors and providers, board members and community partnerships together create a powerful support web that is truly making positive, life-altering differences in East Tennessee.

Eva P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

It has been my pleasure to work with Daniel and Mandy Watson and The Restoration House since they first began laying the ground work for their ministry. I was impressed from the start because they were intentional about assessing the work of effective ministries already in the area. This was an effort to not duplicate services but to fill gaps. Their philosophy of walking alongside single moms and their children over the long-term to give them time to make positive, permanent changes meshes well the that of my own.