So many children are impacted by child abuse, domestic violence, addiction, and incarceration in the Murfreesboro community...
We work hard to ensure the tragic death of Kymari Clark, who died from injuries sustained from severe child abuse, and for whom our organization is named, is not repeated.
Kymari House exists as a neutral zone, in the heart of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, providing children with a safe place to visit with their absent parent(s).
Since our founding in 2012, Kymari House has adhered to one basic principle – that all children deserve a safe, happy childhood. And despite the fact that high quality services for families in conflict are expensive to provide, no family is ever turned away from our program due to an inability to pay.
Here is the problem...
Recently, a corporate funder that had provided support for our neediest clients informed us they are unable to continue to provide this support. In order for us to continue to provide free services to needy families who have been impacted by domestic violence, addiction, incarceration, and child abuse, we are launching this “Sponsor a Child” campaign.
Learn more about each child in our community who could be impacted...
Your contribution will directly impact the children listed below. Please take a moment and read about our children who will be impacted by your donation.
Bella is 7 years old; her sister, Aubrey is 9 years old. Both are currently in foster care. They visit here with their mother, Kimberly. Kimberly was recently released from incarceration due to a long history of drug addiction. With the help of a local re-entry program, Kimberly is conquering her drug addition, has found and maintained employment, and has stable housing. Her goal is ultimately to be reunited with her children, but for now, their only contact is here at Kymari House. Both children love their mother and enjoy the time spent with her at our facility. Without these services, Bella and Aubrey would be completely cut off from any contact with their mom and she continues her recovery and tries to get her life back in order.
Carter is 8 years old; Alex is 11. They currently live with their father and step-mother and visit at Kymari House with their mother, Jessica. Jessica has a history of incarceration and drug addiction, but since being released from jail last year, she has remained drug-free and is working very hard to put her life back together. The relationship between Jessica and the boys' father is full of conflict, so the only communication the boys have with their mother is through Kymari House. Without these services, this vital relationship would be severed, and the boys would be without their mother once again.
Sophie, Ava, and Lucas are 14, 10, and 7 years old, respectively. They visit at Kymari House with both of their parents, Melissa and James. They are currently in a foster placement with a family member. Melissa and James struggle with drug addiction, and their ability to care for their children suffered as a result. The children's only connection with their parents is through our program. All three children enjoy spending time here with their parents, and because this is their only contact, the relationship would be completely severed without our services.
Liam is 7 years old and suffers from ADHD. He visits here with his mother, Amanda. He lives with his grandmother here in Rutherford County. Amanda, who resides in Gainesboro, TN, makes the 2+ hour drive here to visit with Liam every other week. Amanda has a history of alcohol abuse and has recently completed treatment. Liam loves his mother very much, and loves visiting with her here at Kymari House. As he was leaving his intake appointment at Kymari House, he turned to his grandmother and said, "This is the greatest place ever, Nana."
Hailey is 9 years old. She visits here with her mother, Leah. Hailey is in the custody of her step-father, but Leah very much wants to regain custody of her daughter. Leah is a victim of domestic violence, and without these services, she would have no access to Hailey at all.
Lilly, Sky, Owen, Ethan, and Jacob are 12, 10, 8, 6, and 4 years old respectively. They visit here with their father, Ben. The parents of the children are going through a very difficult divorce, and there have been allegations of child abuse against Ben. The children very much want to see their father, but because of the family's history, that can only take place in our protected environment. Ben is disabled and cannot afford to pay the fees associated with these services. Despite all the conflict and dysfunction in this family, the children are desperate to remain connected with their father.
Will you be part of the solution?
We have a goal of $10,080 to meet so that we can provide visits for these children over the next 12 months. We will be aiming to meet that goal through a series of 3 fundrasiers, each with a goal of $3,360. Will you help us #keepkidssafe today?
Child sponsorship levels are as follows, but donations can be made in ANY denomination:
Provide one visit with parents - $65
Provide visits for one month - $140
Provide visits for three months - $420
Provide visits for six months - $840
Provide visits for one year - $1,680
To make a one-time donation of any amount, or recurring monthly donations, please donate here through Chuffed or visit www.kymarihouse.org/donate. You may also contact a Kymari House representative directly by calling 615-956-6106 or emailing [email protected] with any questions.
100% of your donation will go directly to the children above, helping us #keepkidssafe in our community!
Kymari House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.