Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Video: About the Way of Hope

Fast Facts about Homelessness in Murfreesboro

To start off this blog, why not give some information about the problem we are trying to fix?

  • Shelter for homeless women and children in Murfreesboro is considered the number 1 need in our community by 26 community, ministry and city leaders. 
  • When the current shelters were opened in 1933 and 1995, the population of Murfreesboro was less than 54,000. In the 2010 census, it was at 108,000.
  • In Rutherford county and Murfreesboro City Schools during the 2010-2011 school year, their were 948 children reported homeless. 
  • Homeless counts as: staying under bridges, in cars, tents, shelters, temporary housing, cheap motels and "couch surfing" (staying on friends and family couches during short periods of time.) 
  • Many women and children become the victims of rovvery, physical and sexual assault and rape while seeking shelter. 
  • The Way of Hope helps to provide over-flow shelters for homeless women and children by organizing churches to house these women. 

Keep in Touch

The reason we are starting this blog/news page is to easily keep the general public updated on what is going on in the way of hope. We want you to be able to share in our celebrations and joy, know quickly about our needs and just be able to keep in touch!

If there is any ideas that you have or what you would like to see, let us know!