Hamblen Isaiah 117 House construction begins

     The Hamblen Isaiah 117 House held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 13.

     The organization gives children a home while they wait to be placed with foster families. At the house, officials say children can find emotional and physical support in a safe environment while their cases go through the foster care system.  In addition to a handful of Tennessee locations, there are similar houses in states across the U.S. including Florida, Indiana, and Texas.

    A Cocke County house was completed on Nov. 29.  The Isaiah 117 House program also says that it is working to open a house in every Tennessee county so they can help more than 8,000 children in the custody of the state’s Department of Children’s Services.

The Hamblen Isaiah 117 House will be holding it’s monthly expansion meeting next Tuesday, February 22, at 6pm at Arrowhead Church in Morristown.