October 25, 2023

GOFBCI & Department of Children's Services address an urgent, multi-faceted challenge

Watch how the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) and the Department of Children's Services (DCS) joined forces to address an urgent, multifaceted challenge. Children who were awaiting placement used to spend nights in DCS offices—clearly a solution neither viable nor adequate. To solve this, the GOFBCI called upon faith-based and community nonprofits like Isaiah 117, the Village House, the Bridge House, and others, statewide.

This special video shines a spotlight on Memphis, where the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) played a crucial role, a role made even more impactful through a significant contribution by Ashley Furniture. This partnership marked the final piece in a statewide initiative aimed at providing every child awaiting placement with a dignified, nurturing environment.

Discover how this collaborative endeavor between state agencies, faith-based organizations, and corporate partners like Ashley Furniture has made a profound, lasting difference in the lives of Tennessee's most vulnerable children.

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