The Restoration House is a nonprofit organization that helps restore single mothers and their children back to God’s good intent for their lives. Through supportive transitional housing, team mentoring, and family advocacy, TRH walks alongside low-income single-mother families, helping them break harmful cycles and regain hope and a future.


The Restoration House is building The Village, a community development project that will provide transitional housing for single-mother families in Knoxville, Tennessee. By sponsoring some of the needed items below (which you can do in honor or memory of someone), you can help make the Village a reality!  
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Furnish a Living Area

$1100
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Furnish a living area including:
sofa
chair
end table
coffee table
dining table and chairs
floor lamp
table lamp
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Microwave Oven

$150
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Outdoor Games

$100
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Love Seat

$250
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Fully Stock a Kitchen

$400
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Fully stock a kitchen with the following items:
toaster oven
coffee maker
utensil set
pots and pans
crock pot
dishes
silverware
pot holders
dish towels
glassware
colander
cutting board
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Dining Table

$350
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Light Fixture

$50
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Furnish a Child's Room

$575
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Furnish a child's room with:
a bed/crib
chest of drawers
changing table
shelves for toys and books
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Coffee Maker

$40
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Community Veggie Garden

$250
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Utensil Set

$50
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Stock a Linen Closet

$300
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Stock a linen closet for one of our housing units, which includes:
sheets
comforters
blankets
pillows
towels
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Chest of Drawers

$150
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Vehicle Repairs

$300
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Table Lamp

$25
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Bedding Set

$65
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Ironing board and Iron

$50
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Toddler Bed

$75
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Power a kitchen with the following appliances:
oven and stovetop
dishwasher
microwave oven
refrigerator
 

The Big Question

June, 2005

Daniel and Mandy Watson were asked the one question that changed everything. “If you could do anything in life with nothing to hinder you, what would you do?”

Leap of Faith

August, 2005

The Watsons purchased the property at 2329 Robinson Road to start what would become The Restoration House.

Planting the Seed

October, 2006

The Restoration House became an official organization chartered in the state of Tennessee.

Structural Roots

January, 2007

The first Board of Directors of The Restoration House was appointed. Daniel Watson was approved as the Executive Director and Mandy Watson transitioned to the part-time Program Coordinator position.

501(c)(3) Status

August, 2007

The Restoration House became an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

First Family

November, 2007

After two years of tireless research to find out how they could best serve single-mother families in Knoxville, The Restoration House welcomed its first single-mother family into the program.

A Day in the Life

August, 2008

“A Day in the Life,” a free monthly event that gives people an opportunity to see the day-to-day struggles of a low-income single-mother family, was inaugurated.

Mentoring

February, 2009

The Knoxville Mentoring Initiative was founded in cooperation with TRH and five other local nonprofits to increase mentoring capacity and community involvement in mentoring programs.

Roots for Expansion

November, 2009

The Restoration House officially announced a new partnership, with Central Baptist Church of Bearden (CBCB), in the development of an expansion project for The Restoration House.

Strong Alliances

September, 2010

The Restoration House held its first partners’ luncheon with 60 people in attendance including 16 churches, 4 foundations, 10 board members and 20 other significant stakeholders.

40 Under 40

October, 2010

Daniel Watson was honored as one of Knoxville’s 40 Under 40 by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal.
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Extreme Makeover

January, 2012

The Restoration House, including the Watson family residence and The Restoration House residences at Robinson Road, were the beneficiaries of a makeover from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

The Village

May, 2012

The Restoration House purchased six acres on Robinson Road adjacent to the Watson residence to build The Village.

5 Year Anniversary

November, 2012

The Restoration House celebrates five years of serving single mothers and their children in Knoxville.

Village Groundbreaking

August 2013

The Restoration House breaks ground on The Village, a 24 unit community for single mother families.

7th Annual Restoring Hope Luncheon

This cornerstone event leads to building new relationships and ensures sustainable funding for impacting single mothers and their children throughout Knoxville and beyond.

This is a high impact event that will inspire and challenge your perceptionsof low-income single mother families. The food is fabulous and there is absolutely no cost for attending the event.

Statemint Consignment Sale

Statemint is Knoxville’s first upscale consignment sale for adults. It’s right around the corner from September 18-20. We are thrilled to announce that 10% of all net profits from this years sale will go directly to help change the future for single mothers and their children at The Restoration House.