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) School Supplies Clear backpacks Composition books Zipper supply pouches or art boxes Hand sanitizers 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 […]

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 […]

Carmelle McKinzie and Amy Johnson with Purple Donations

Fashion Show aWEARness Event Features Survivors of Abuse

Fayette Cares staff and volunteers are preparing for the Do You Purple? fashion show.  This free inaugural event empowers survivors of domestic violence to model purple fashions raising community aWearness about the complexities of abusive relationships and the need for victim services.  The event is open to the public and will be held at Fayette […]

Law Enforcement DV Training Chief Webb

Fayette Cares Strives to End Domestic Violence With Law Enforcement Training

The spotlight is on Tennessee for recently being ranked fourth worst state in the Nation in domestic violence murders.  Fayette Cares recognizes the crucial need for an improved response to this devastating crime and is bringing valuable domestic violence training to frontline responders.  In collaboration with the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center, a […]

2016 Christmas Toy Setup Debbie Sullivan (9)

Christmas Sharing Begins at Fayette Cares

For 31 years the Fayette County community has come together for the holiday season to provide food and toys to neighbors in need.  Last year, through tremendous community support and involvement Fayette Cares was able to provide hundreds of families with food baskets and toys for children. As families continue to struggle with food insecurity […]

2017 Fayette Cares DVAM Kickoff

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff

In a show of support for the work of Fayette Cares and a commitment to ending domestic violence, Fayette County officials gathered to recognize October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Fayette County General Sessions Court Judge Jim Gallagher hosted the Fayette Cares DVAM kickoff.   A moving speech was presented by Amy Johnson, domestic […]

The Mary Kay Foundation

Fayette Cares Received $20,000 Grant During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Mary Kay Foundation℠ Awarded Fayette Cares Critical Unrestricted Funding as Part of New $3 Million Grant Slate Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation℠ is awarding $20,000 grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam for a total of $3 […]


Get Your Tickets to Prevent Homelessness and Domestic Violence in the Mid-South

A Night of southern Elegance Annual Gala tickets are now available. Proceeds support Fayette Cares, a nonprofit fighting domestic violence, homelessness and financial crisis in the Mid-South since 1986. OAKLAND, TN SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 – Fayette Cares, a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to fighting homelessness, domestic violence and financial crisis throughout the Mid-South will host its […]

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Little Free Pantry A Place to Give and Get Help

The first Little Free Pantry (LFP) in Fayette County is now operating in Oakland, TN.  LFP is a collaboration between Fayette Cares, the Town of Oakland, and caring Oakland resident Enjelica Tran. The project lets neighbors help neighbors by creating a place to give or get donated food and personal items. With support and donations […]

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Buying Plants has Never Felt So Good

The 25th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale brought together the community and Master Gardeners to support those in need. The 25th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale was held April 8th at First Citizens National Bank in Oakland, TN. Event proceeds change lives by helping provide shelter for the homeless, safety for victims of domestic violence, and crisis intervention for families in financial distress (including food, clothing, […]

2017 Ring Container Technologies Golf Sponsor

Ring Becomes First Ever Fayette Cares Golf Tourney Title Sponsor

A leader in community involvement, Ring Container Technologies has become the first ever Fayette Cares charity tournament Title Sponsor. Ring Container Technologies invites golfers to register for the 2017 Fayette Cares Golf Extravaganza Sponsored by Ring Container Technologies on Thursday, April 27th at Fair Oaks Golf Club in Oakland. Ring Container Technologies stands firm on […]

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Oakland Plant Sale Fundraiser Fights Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Financial Crisis

Every April, Fayette Cares helps individuals get ready for the planting season while also supporting those in need within our community. The 25th Annual Fayette Cares Plant Sale will be held April 8 at First Citizens National Bank in Oakland. Event proceeds change lives by helping Fayette Cares provide shelter for the homeless, safety for victims of domestic violence, and […]

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