“Some argue that I was too young to remember but I can see it like it was yesterday.” Somerville Police Officer Geoffrey DePriest was a small child when he first saw his mother being severely beaten by his father.
Each year, more women are touched by domestic violence than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. October welcomes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), a time when Fayette Cares shines a light on programs for awareness, education, and prevention. Domestic violence touches every aspect of a community. It fills emergency rooms and morgues. […]
Massive bursts of color filled the air at the Fayette Cares High Cotton 5k/1k Color Run/Walk on Saturday, September 8th in Somerville, TN. The event drew nearly 500 registrants to take part in the most vibrant charity race ever seen in Fayette County. Both aerial and ground photography captured the brilliant display of colors […]
After a terrible tragedy we often think, “If we could only predict the future we could save lives.” That’s exactly what your support of Fayette Cares is helping to do. Using an innovative approach to intimate partner homicide prevention, Fayette Cares will be working with law enforcement to initiate a Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). Studies […]
Fayette Cares is turning up the fun with our first-ever 5k color run/walk race and 1k fun run on Saturday, September 8th, in Somerville, TN. Skip, walk, dance or race for first place at this brilliant event! We’ll shower you with color along a scenic course that weaves through historic sites including a nearly 200 year […]
Officer Foster of the Oakland Police Department delivered bags of plush toys to Fayette Cares. These will be welcomed gifts to comfort families served by Fayette Cares including those in the emergency shelter, victims of domestic violence and other experiencing financial crisis. To support the work of Fayette Cares visitwww.fayettecares.org or call (901) 465-3802 x 221.
Girl Scout Claire Tracy is working to achieve the prestigious Gold Award by leading a project to build Fayette Cares donation drop boxes for placement throughout Fayette County. Claire wants to help Fayette Cares receive contributions of clothing, shoes and basic household goods which can aid families in crisis, including victims of abuse who are […]
Fayette Cares is seeking volunteers for the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Street Count taking place between 12 noon Tuesday, January 26 and 11:59 am Wednesday, January 27, 2016. This nationwide effort helps determine the numbers of people living on the streets or in makeshift accommodations not meant for human habitation.
In the late 1980’s a small group of supporters quickly grew into a multitude of Fayette Cares volunteers and donors with open hearts. Holiday food and toy giving were among the first caring gestures that later grew into a broad array of crisis intervention services provided by Fayette Cares.