Welcome Home of Chattanooga has moved to 3131 Quiet Creek Trail where they will have the opportunity to serve more people.
The nonprofit provides shelter and comfortable living space with family-style care for those who have been diagnosed with a serious illness and need compassionate end-of-life or medical respite care.
The house rented previously provided five bedrooms for residents and the new location will soon provide ten bedrooms, with space for additional expansion.
Welcome Home of Chattanooga has served 82 individuals as a nonprofit since March of 2015. Executive Director Sherry Campbell worked in hospice care as a social worker for 12 years and said the options of receiving hospice care through a home or shelter are limited. In 2015, her team carried out their mission of renting a home to provide cost-effective 24/7 family-style care; however, it was always her dream to find property to serve more people. Welcome Home purchased a 4.7-acre wooded lot with three existing buildings in July of 2020.
“We want to create a sanctuary of care, compassion and safety. When someone comes into this space, whether it’s our residents, visitors, volunteers or staff, we want them to feel like they are in a haven,” said Ms. Campbell.
More than 200 donors have contributed to complete phase one of the project. The entire project will be completed in three phases, with $900,000 having been raised thus far. Fundraising for phase two, which will include the renovation of two additional homes plus site improvements, has begun. It is estimated that the next two homes will be open by early 2022 with a projected cost of $500,000.
"Many volunteers and partners helped make the journey to Quiet Creek Trail possible, including New Blue Construction, with owner Stuart Gaines, Accendo Studio, with architect Brad Shelton, and Studio Lyzon South, with interior designer BB Ryan. If you would like to partner or donate, you can learn how to do so online at www.journeytoquietcreek.org," officials said.