Read a message from the Executive Director, Alexandra Porto for the 2019 Winter Newsletter.
My name is Tamara Davis. Today I am a Fayette Cares executive board member but I was once a client. I had no home, no job, and nowhere to turn. My son’s father had abandoned us. When a friend told me about Fayette Cares, my pride said “I’m not going to some dirty shelter.” But […]
Maybe you volunteer regularly at the thrift shop or once helped at the plant sale or gala. Perhaps you or someone you know received emergency food, shelter, or came to a support group meeting. Share your experience! Tell us why Fayette Cares is important to you, what inspired your first gift, what you love about […]
I am so proud to be a board member and advocate for Fayette Cares. Unfortunately, domestic violence can occur at all levels of society, no matter the person’s race, economic status or sexual orientation. Although women are disproportionately victimized, men can also be victims of abuse. Recent statistics indicate: Tennessee is ranked 4th worst state […]
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are widely recognized holiday shopping events. But the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday, is a global day of giving that transforms how people participate in the giving season. This November 28th we are encouraged to dedicate time to personal philanthropy and charitable giving. Whether you come together with your family, your […]
Can you imagine laying in bed next to the person who held a loaded gun to your head, threatening to shoot you and have your child clean up the mess? Fayette Cares Victim Advocate and abuse survivor Amy Johnson doesn’t have to imagine, she lived it. The abuse started when she was just a teenager […]
Domestic violence exists in every culture in our worldwide community. It affects all sectors of our society including rich, poor, educated and uneducated. Defeating this terrible societal ill requires awareness, resources, safe harbors, and education for the abused, the abuser and the entire family or support system. Children born in an abusive environment are more […]