Neema (pronounced “nay-mah”) is the Swahili word for grace or abundance. Neema House is a children’s home where people from the Geita community experience the grace and abundance of God through tangible acts of love and service. They seek to be involved in the community and partner with social welfare to address the children in the region.
At Neema House, they care for children ages 0-5 when they are most vulnerable, to ensure their health and well-being, and to develop long-term plans for a safe and loving home in the community, preferably with family. When that is not possible, they complete the necessary processes to help the children get adopted into loving, forever families.
Their current facilities include a baby home, a toddler home, and a preschool. They provide healthcare and nutrition for the children as well as education, life-skill training, and business planning for the children’s caretakers to help build up the community.
As a faith-based, non-profit agency, Greenhouse Ministries serves the underserved in the Middle Tennessee area with a variety of resources designed to give clients and volunteers hope. Career counseling, skill training, food and shelter assistance and other specialized programs are just some of the services offered.
Their goal is two fold: First, to move people out of their current situation of hopelessness and help them see their God given potential. And second, to provide an outlet for people in our community to volunteer.
To help their clients, Greenhouse Ministries starts by meeting their physical needs with food, clothes, furniture, toiletries, bicycles and other basic necessities. Next, Greenhouse provides education by offering a variety of adult education classes including computer classes, GED tutoring, budgeting, sewing and literacy classes. Finally, they connect their clients to other resources available in the community including job opportunities, housing availability and resources from other nonprofits. Greenhouse Ministries walks along side their clients with the end goal of taking them from a place of getting to a place of giving.