An Offense to Quality of Life

Sometimes it is in the simplicity of life that we can become the most complex. Not because the answer is difficult to understand, but because we choose not to deal with the difficulty of the question. It is easier to fill a conversation with…

What is in a day? Quality of Life.

What difference does a day make?  There are so many days that seem to make no difference at all.  Then, there are the significant days.  The days a child enters elementary school.  Then, the day they graduate.  College.  Marriage. …

How long does that guy who chose to be homeless have to stay where?

"What are you going to do about that homeless guy?" This is a natural question posed to an officer of The Salvation Army. The only proper response is, "What homeless guy?" The conversation usually continues with a descriptor, "the one on the…

Why can’t they be my neighbors?

I like mowing my neighbors’ lawns. Just the other day I had the opportunity to mow the lawn for another neighbor. Well, that now makes four lawns besides my own. Two of the neighbors I haven’t met yet; however, they don’t seem to mind…

Behind the Shield: From the Streets to College

DaMisha Harris, “Misha” to her friends, is a self-proclaimed overachiever.  Once you meet her, you realize that is an understatement. Harris was born and raised in Atlanta.  When she was 14 years old, her mom, brother and sister…
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The Salvation Army in Nashville Deploys local officer to the East Coast in preparation for Hurricane Florence

[Nashville, TN] (September 12, 2018) – Lt. Nathaniel Revaula, the Corps Officer for The Salvation in Nashville’s South Campus, has been deployed along with 14 other staff members from across the Kentucky-Tennessee Division in preparation…

When Losing Your Lease Gives You A New Lease on Life: Nikki's Story

Nikki was late with the rent...again. No one taught her how to budget, run her own household or how to be a new young parent trying to handle it all on her own. After finding her lease cancelled, Nikki, who was pregnant and had a one year…
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Camp Changes Lives: Jahnae's Story

  Good food, fun counselors, and the experience to try new things are what make camp memorable for children like Jahnae. The first summer, being a girl from the city, she didn’t really think Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow…

David's Story: From Abuse to the Super Bowl

“Domestic violence is something that only happens to women.” “A real man can take a hit, it’s not abuse.” Statements like these are not only untrue, but make it more difficult for men who are being abused to come forward and…

From Desperate Circumstances to Overcoming All Obstacles

Most people picture the face of domestic violence to be a young woman with children, but Jane* is 63 years old, a senior citizen, who came into our Transitional Housing program through a referral from the YWCA. Jane has faced many obstacles,…