The Emmanuel House celebrates one year, four graduates

July 2, 2020

Four women celebrated their graduation from The Emmanuel House on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Pictured (L to R): Jackie Watson, Carol Cowan, Holly Boyce, and Cynthia Copeland.

The Emmanuel House celebrated its one year anniversary on Thursday, June 25, 2020, with a small gathering held on the lawn of the Historic Smith County Courthouse in downtown Carthage, Tennessee. 

During the gathering, four women celebrated their graduation from the Emmanuel House program. 

In order to receive a graduation certificate, residents must live at the Emmanuel House for a minimum of 12 months.

The graduates were Cynthia Copeland, Carol Cowan, Jackie Watson, and Holly Boyce. 

Cynthia’s sobriety date is July 15, 2019. Carol’s sobriety date is July 19, 2019. Jackie’s sobriety date is July 13, 2019. Holly’s sobriety date is June 24, 2019. 

Congratulations, ladies!

Before and after the graduation ceremony, live music was provided by Davey Edmaiston and Don Kannapel. 

The Emmanuel House is a transitional living facility located in Carthage, Tennessee, where homeless women and children can find temporary housing, spiritual mentorship, transportation, life skills training, education, and access to recovery and social services. These services will enable these women to find work or education to put them on a better path.

The Emmanuel House is a faith, hope, and love home for the hopeless. Any woman who needs a supportive place to live as they move towards regaining independence following homelessness, domestic violence, incarceration, recovery program, or any other setback in life is welcome to apply for the program.

The Emmanuel House relies on community support to operate. You may mail donations to P.O. Box 344, Gordonsville, Tennessee 38563, or donate via PayPal by using the email 

For direct deposit or to set up a recurring transfer, you can use Citizens Bank Routing Number 64107729 and Donations Sweep Account 12277223. 

The Emmanuel House is located at 703 Main Street North in Carthage, Tennessee.

To stay up to date on news, needs, and volunteer opportunities, follow The Emmanuel House on Facebook or visit their website.