A Heartfelt Mission: The West End Home Foundation 1891-2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   by Mary Ellen Pethel (Author)

After the Civil War, Nashvillians with a passion for caring were inspired to create the Old Woman’s Home, the forerunner of today’s West End Home Foundation. That generosity and insight set a standard by which we strive to continue to operate. The original mission of providing direct care for senior women lasted for over 120 years. As times changed, the Board members were faced with tough decisions regarding the future of the home, but always in the forefront was the loving care of the remaining residents. With this book, we look back at our history and remain grateful for those that had the foresight and commitment to service that led us to where we are today.

–From the Foreword by Kim Sumner Hardin, President of the West End Home Foundation Board of Directors

The book is available at Parnassus Books in Nashville and through Amazon.

The purchase price is $20.00.

Recent News

WEHF Awards $2 Million to Nonprofit Agencies in Middle Tennessee

The West End Home Foundation held its 5th Annual Grant Awards Breakfast on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Grant awards totaling $2 million were distributed to thirty-seven nonprofit agencies to support their work with older adults in Middle Tennessee. This annual gathering has become an opportunity for nonprofit professionals, all of whom share a commitment to enriching the lives of older adults, to come together and celebrate the profound impact they are having in our community. The West End Home Foundation is honored to have such incredible partners that work diligently everyday to bring the Foundation’s mission to life. Together we are helping build a community that values, engages and supports older adults so that we can all thrive as we age. A complete list of 2020 grant recipients can be found on our Community Impact page. [...]

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