Providing Love, Safety & Care for drug endangered, abused, and at-risk children of TN Since 2004

Cumberland Children’s Center, better known as the “House of Hope,” provides a short-term transitional care environment with the comforts of a home like setting for infants, serving the children and teens of Tennessee waiting to be placed in foster care, with a relative or in a therapeutic care facility.

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Providing Love, Safety & Care for drug endangered, abused, and at-risk children of TN Since 2004

Cumberland Children’s Center, better known as the “House of Hope,” provides a short-term transitional care environment with the comforts of a home like setting for infants, serving the children and teens of Tennessee waiting to be placed in foster care, with a relative or in a therapeutic care facility.

10000 +
Services Provided

Purpose

House of Hope was created to provide a safe, comfortable temporary home like setting for children during a time of crisis after abuse has occurred. These children often suffer abuse in the forms of drug endangerment, physical, sexual, emotional, environmental, educational & medical.

Mission

To assist the Department of Children’s Services and other child welfare and law enforcement agencies of the state of Tennessee in order to reduce trauma, prevent, protect, and provide aid to children who have become victims of child abuse and neglect, and any other collateral activity affecting the welfare, health, safety, and protection of children.

Vision

To continue to offer services and education specifically tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of families and children in collaboration with other agencies and organizations in our community so we may provide the best possible outcome in order reduce childhood trauma and stop the cycle of generational abuse and neglect.

what we do

We provide care & Support for TN children in crisis due to any form of child abuse.

We rely solely on private monetary support, in-kind donations, and proceeds from Threads of Hope Thrift Store

We are always in need of support and volunteers so we may continue to provide our unique services to children in need.

No child is ever born afraid. fear is a learned behavior.

Services

Why we do what we do...

In loving memory of hope a. manning

August 17, 1997 – December 13, 2002

Below these words were found on a daily calendar of encouragement, and just so happen to fall on Hope’s Birthday. Hope was a victim of child abuse, and her death devastated our entire community. From this horrible tragedy many positive changes were made as to how agencies and law enforcement handle child abuse cases  so we may better protect our children, and one of the reasons House of Hope was created and why we carry the name Hope.  We can never do enough to give back what was lost, but the hope of saving more children is what gives us the energy to carry on.  “And a child shall lead them”.

Hope is a wonderful gift from God, 

a source of strength and courage in the face of life’s harshest trials.

When we are trapped in a tunnel of misery, 

 hope points to the light at the end. 

When we are overworked and exhausted, 

hope gives us fresh energy.

When we are discouraged,

 hope lifts our spirts.

When we are tempted to quit, 

hope keeps going.

programs designed to help

Explore Our Impact

House of Hope has specifically designed programs and services to meet the needs of families and children in Tennessee where there may be gaps, so we may provide both direct and in kind support to those in need.

Programs Designed To Help

Explore Our Impact

House of Hope has specifically designed programs and services to meet the needs of families and children in Tennessee where there may be gaps, so we may provide both direct and in kind support to those in need.

Children & Teens Helped

Safe haven / Transitional Housing

Our home is available 24/7 with around the clock care of children and teens of TN removed from their parents or caregiver.

Food, Clothing, and Household Donations

G.R.A.C.E Program​

This is for the relatives that find themselves becoming the primary caregiver of children & teens removed from their parents’ custody. We offer specifically designed direct support services as well as in-kind support.

Angel Tree

The 2023 House of Hope Angel Tree Wrapping will be held on Monday December 11th & Tuesday, December 12th from 9am to 12pm, and 5pm to 8pm. To sign up please call 931-707-2273 between December 4th & 8th, or you may register online to donate items or help wrap.

Education Advancement

Hope Manning Memorial Scholarship​

This is given each year in memory of Hope Manning, a little girl who changed the way our county approach. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from CCHS, SMHS and Phoenix High School.

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What's Next...

Check Out Our Upcoming Events

Catch up with the latest happenings from the House of Hope!

NOW OPEN

Sept 1 thru Dec 1, 2023

Angel Tree Sponsorship

11th - 12th

December, 2023

Angel Tree Wrapping

21st

April, 2024

Blue Ribbon 2024

More information to be announced. Check back soon! 

Get involved.

We Help Thousands of TN kids when you support us.

Whether you volunteer to wrap gifts, build playgrounds, mentor, or to simply show these kids that there are still reasons to smile, you are helping to lift a child out of darkness.

You are are the catalyst that can lead to real change for children who are going through such dark times in their lives.

Start making a difference, and join our team of volunteers. Use the form here to get started.

    Ms. I. Jones

    Recipient

    In the beginning of 2021, my hot water heater went out and I was having to heat water on the stove to give my grandchildren baths. I am on a fixed income and could not afford a replacement. Not too long after this my central heat and air went out; I was having to use space heaters to heat the house. I own my modular home, so all expenses were left up to me. I am on disability and my income is very low. Ms. Melton the Executive Director with the House of Hope was able to replace everything for me because of the unexpected funds earmarked for the House of Hope Grace Program. This made such a huge difference in our life. I have taken care of my grandchildren since they were very young. They are now 10 and 12 years old. Thank you so much for your help.

      RiAnn Bradshaw

      Volunteer

      Volunteering at House of Hope gave me and my husband a renewed passion for helping others. The HoH team made the process so easy, and it feels great knowing we're impacting the lives of these wonderful kids!

      It takes a village...

      Meet Our Team

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      John Smith

      Volunteer

      Denise Melton

      Director

      Meet Our Board

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      help Lift a child out of darkness

      The House of Hope provides care for children in crisis due to any form of child abuse. It is also the responsibility of the organization to aid and provide resources for families so we may prevent child abuse if a child is at-risk.

      We are not funded by any government entity and rely solely on private monetary support, in-kind donations, and proceeds from Threads of Hope Thrift Store.

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