Nearly two-thirds of children under age 6 have all parents in the labor force, leaving no parent to provide full-time home care 
Over 9,000 Tennessee children are victims of abuse and neglect 
Professional counseling is a service that’s attendant to almost every service we provide. The changing face of the culture has created “latch-key” kids, and the incidence of neglect and abuse continues to rise across the country, as well as in Tennessee. The effects of neglect, abuse, homelessness, and poverty all leave marks on the emotions and self-esteem of young people. That’s why our programs to provide shelter, love, and Christian principles are supported with licensed and professional counselors who are trained to address emotional and behavioral obstacles to each child finding direction and a sense of place in life.
 Child Defense Fund report, 2011