Frequently Asked Questions About The Restoration House
How many families does The Restoration House currently serve?
TRH currently walks alongside 6 single mother families at any one time. We are currently in the process of quadrupling our capacity through the building of The Village, a 24-home community for single mother families. If you are interested in learning more about The Village, click here, or contact us at 865-200-5406, or click here to make a donation today.
I’m not in the Knoxville area, but am in need of assistance. Can you help me?
TRH is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Knoxville, TN and all services and support are provided in the Knoxville area by a team of staff, volunteers, mentors and supporters. There may be similar services available in your local community. A good place to start to find out what is available in your area is by calling 211. In many communities across the US, 211 is the local information number. You may also try contacting your local United Way. United Way should have a list of services available in your area.
How do I apply for assistance?
All families served by TRH come by referral through a variety of local agencies and organizations. The reason for this is because TRH is more of a last step in the transformation process as opposed to a first step. If you are currently receiving services from a crisis pregnancy shelter, adoption agency, emergency shelter, transitional shelter, rehab center, etc., please speak with your case manager to see if they make referrals to TRH.
How can I volunteer?
There are many opportunities to volunteer at The Restoration House. You may consider joining a mentor team, teaching a life skill, providing administrative support, helping with an event, lifting up prayer, or something else you may be feeling inspired to do. Please click here and look at a full listing of opportunities. If you don’t find something that fits you, please contact our Program Coordinator, Lori by clicking here. She would love to help you dream up the right opportunity.
How can I make a donation to The Restoration House general fund or for The Village project?
You can click here to make a secure online donation. There is a way to designate your gift using the form provided. If you prefer to mail-in your donation, please make checks or money orders payable to The Restoration House and mail donations to The Restoration House, 8912 Town and Country Circle, Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37923. Thank you so much for your support.
How will my donation be used?
The majority of our work is made possible by the contributions of private, individual donors and organizations. As a financial partner, you will be contributing to the overall program and operational expenses. In addition, we are in the middle of a capital campaign to fund the building of The Village, a 24-home community for single mother families. Funds can be designated strictly for use in the development of The Village.
Is The Restoration House of East Tennessee a 501(c)3 organization?
As of October 5th, 2006 The Restoration House of East Tennessee is recognized by the state of Tennessee as a nonprofit organization. We were approved by the IRS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization on August 22, 2007. Please click here for a copy of our determination letter.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, as a 501(c)3 organization your donation to TRH is tax deductible. We mail out donations summaries in January of each year to help you file your income taxes. Please contact us if you did not receive yours.
Is The Restoration House of East Tennessee a part of a franchise?
No, The Restoration House of East Tennessee is an autonomous organization and is not joined to any other “Restoration House”.
I would like to start something like The Restoration House in my community. How do I get started?
The Restoration House model is all about, “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Single Mother Families”. If you would like more information on The Restoration House model and how it was started click here.