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Fayette Co. Sheriff’s Department Partners to Protect

Fayette Cares enhanced partnerships with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department by taking steps to implement the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP).  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department hosted a LAP Train-the-Trainer co-facilitated by Fayette Cares LAP Coordinator Amy Johnson and Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Instructor Teddy Murphy. Deputies partner with Fayette Cares to predict and prevent domestic violence, helping high-danger victims get lifesaving services, and working with judges and prosecutors to keep abusers off the streets.


Shop Plants at Great Prices for Charity This Saturday

The annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale has long been known throughout the region as one of the best places to pick up beautiful plants at great prices. You can feel good about your purchase knowing all proceeds help provide shelter for the homeless, safety from domestic violence, and stability for families in financial crisis.


Help Charity Bloom at the 27th Annual Spring Plant Sale

The Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale is an event for the entire family. Shop beautiful plants at great prices and learn about gardening with expert-led demonstrations while children enjoy the Kids Zone. Feel good about your purchase knowing all proceeds help provide safety from domestic violence, shelter for the homeless, and stability for families in financial crisis. Back by popular demand, the event will be held at Oakland Elementary School in Oakland, just across the street from Kroger on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Over 10,000 plants, including over 500 varieties of flowering annuals, perennials, ferns, vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals will be available plus table-top gardens, and garden accessories.


Create a Calendar of Caring

When planning an individual or group donation, caring donors often ask “what do you need most?” The following guide can help create a monthly habit of giving, with supplies that do the most good. January – Sweet Slumber Donate sheets, pillows, and blankets for a shelter bed and you’ll be sharing in someone’s dreams. February […]

Innovative Program Announced at 10 Year Gala Anniversary

November 9, 2018 –Fayette Cares proudly hosted a successful A Night of Southern Elegance, A Decade of Caring, to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the event. The event supports Fayette Cares and its mission to end homelessness and domestic violence throughout the mid-south. The event was held Saturday, November 3 at Ring Companies in Oakland, […]

2018 DVAM

Spotlight on Domestic Violence Awareness, Education, and Prevention

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.  […]


PRESS RELEASE: Fayette Cares Opens Tickets for Annual Gala

Mid-South-based non-profit aims to see more than 550 guests at their 10-year anniversary gala to raise funds to assist victims of domestic violence and homelessness.  Somerville, TN – August 31, 2018  – Fayette Cares will host its annual fundraiser, A Night of Southern Elegance, on November 3 at Ring Companies in Oakland. Proceeds from the event […]

Lethality Assessment Program (LAP)

Intimate Partner Homicides – Predictable and Preventable

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 […]

Tammy and her son at Fayette Cares' Shelter

A Letter to YOU

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 […]


More Harm Than Good?

Have you ever de-cluttered your home and as you pack donations for Fayette Cares you think “a stained shirt is better than no shirt” or “surely someone could use this ragged couch.”  If so, your heart is in the right place but you might be doing more harm than good. It’s hard to imagine, but […]

Purple Purse Financial Empowerment Program

Allstate Brings Out the Good

Purple Purse Financial Empowerment Program and Helping Hands Grant Make Life-Changing Services Possible Studies show that 99% of all domestic violence situations include financial abuse, making it difficult for victims to break free and stay free from abusive relationships.   To take down this barrier to safety, Fayette Cares has partnered with the Tennessee Coalition to […]


Make A Wish Come True

Donate These Wish List Items Non-perishable food (Click for the 15 most needed items) New sheets & blankets (twin & full) Flatware (spoons, forks, knives) First aid supplies Laundry baskets Cleaning supplies (kitchen and bath, disinfectant spray, broom/mop) Soap & deodorant (men & women) Towels (all sizes) Diapers (sizes 4 & 5) Similac Advance Infant […]

Somerville Police Dept. Sargent Brooke Conelly, Chief David Webb, and Fayette Cares Victim Advocate Amy Johnson

Fayette Cares Domestic Violence Program Selected by State for Expansion

A program that helps law enforcement identify people at high risk of domestic violence is expanding in Tennessee. The Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP), in collaboration with the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA), today announced that Fayette Cares was among three domestic violence service providers that are the newest to receive federal […]

2018 MCP Tournament Fun Team Benita Watkins, Linda Hoard, Danny Peppers, Shannon Kee, Ron Webb, Richard Kee

MCP Issues Tournament Challenge

 “Be warned!  We plan on bringing our A-game,” says Shannon Kee, CEO of Memphis Contract Packaging (MCP)/Softee and Gold Sponsor of the Fayette Cares Golf Extravaganza sponsored by Ring Container Technologies.  MCP is gearing up to make a significant impact at the event scheduled for Thursday, April 26th at Fair Oaks Golf Club in Oakland, […]

2018 Hunters for the Hungry Larry Rose

Hunters Help Fayette Cares Feed the Hungry

More than 3,000 lbs. of venison have been donated to Fayette Cares this hunting season by Hunters for the Hungry and Stengel Brothers Outdoors.   To store the generous donations, Hunters for the Hungry purchased a freezer for the Fayette Cares emergency food pantry. After hearing that the monthly Feeding Fayette program was closing, Fayette Cares […]


Share Your  Experience

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 […]

2017 #Giving Tuesday Stacked


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 […]

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Gifts from caring individuals, like you, make up a majority of the support that allows the doors of Fayette Cares to remain open for those in crisis. Donate now to join Fayette Cares in creating lasting solutions!