Greenhouse Ministries

What we do

what we do


Greenhouse Ministries offers multiple services to meet the physical needs of clients, to help them reach a better place in life’s journey.


Each week, we host over 10 classes such as cooking, parenting, spring lecture series, and more.


Greenhouse Ministries has become well-rooted in our community through our programs and connections with other organizations.


Greenhouse Ministries offers multiple services to meet the physical needs of clients, to help them reach a better place in life’s journey. This includes:





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Peer Counseling

Basic Health Care

help programs

Health Clinic

Our Health Clinic is open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. We help with basic healthcare needs such as applying bandages, acquiring reading glasses, checking blood pressure, and more.


Our Springhouse is where we serve our community with food, clothing, toiletries, and other necessities.  To obtain a voucher, please come to our office and ask to speak to a Peer Counselor.  We are located at 307 S Academy St., and we serve the public from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Please note* we do not offer transportation for clients at this time but the Rover bus service drops off directly in front of our offices.


Each week, we host 5–10 classes on basic skills, such as cooking and budgeting or lectures on various topics.
All Greenhouse Ministries’ classes are 100% FREE, thanks to our wonderful teachers, who volunteer their time and resources. If you are interested in knowing more about our classes, or even teaching a class, please email Connie Huddleston.

education classes

HiSET (High School Diploma)

HiSet is the new acronym for the GED program, where individuals complete their high school diploma. This is a self-directed program with a faculty member available for questions.

Please Call or email [email protected]

Cooking with Beth

Wednesdays are always fun when our cooking instructors assist everyone in the class in making a new recipe that you can take home with you.

Wednesdays at 10 to 12 p.m.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Class

English as a Second Language (ESL) is available for those that want to become more fluent in the English language. We have two instructors that work with the students.

Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Resume Prep Class

Assistance with preparing a resume to present to employers that is professional.

Upon Request email [email protected] if interested

Sewing with Karen

Sewing class teaches the basics of sewing up to completing projects such as potholders, tote bags, Christmas stockings, pillow covers, and many other projects.

Thursday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

Eating Healthy On a Budget

This course is guided by a medical intern that comes to Greenhouse once a month to assist in cooking to be healthy.

1st Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m.

Budgeting 101

Budgeting is a class where the student follows all their spending by writing it down and then transferring to a excel spreadsheet. This is a quick and easy way to assist you in becoming more aware of your spending habits and an easy way to set up a quick and easy monthly budget.

Fridays (must call to reserve a spot) at 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Computer Class

Beginning computer to more advanced computer skills will be taught in this class. New computers allow us to teach from the latest programs.

Fridays at 1 p.m.

Spanish Class

Wednesdays Noon – 1pm
Thursdays 6pm – 7pm

Music Class

Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Volunteer Orientation

Thursdays at 10 a.m. and the Last Saturday of every Month at 1pm


For over 25 years, Greenhouse Ministries has become well-rooted in our community through our programs and connections with other organizations. Not only have we aided our fellow organizations, but they have also greatly blessed us by providing services for our clients that we don’t.

connect PROGRAMS

Martha O’Brien 3 year Grant program

Our Chance: Where dreams are built together. We desire to walk alongside families as they seek to discover and work to achieve their dreams. Throughout this process, we are here to assist in areas such as helping you navigate through this journey, accessing benefits that are provided, being paired with supportive coaches and so much more. We can’t wait to meet you where
you’re at and walk alongside you to achieve your dreams.

Spring House

At Greenhouse Ministries, we provide our material services through use of the Spring House. The Spring House is designed similarly to a normal grocery store, with shelves of varying items (food, hygiene items, pet food, toiletries, clothing, and more) which can be utilized by our clients seeking services. Upon receiving counseling from a peer counselor, the client will enter the Spring House where they will be assisted in gathering available requested items. Because we are donation-based, availability of items depends on what we receive through our warehouse. The Spring House is one of our most significant tools for impacting the lives of our clients, and it has been crucial in the building and maintenance of our foremost goal here at Greenhouse: relationships with those we serve!

Hands Up for Hope

Hands Up for Hope provides connecting services to struggling individuals and families and assists them to improve life skills as they transition into life changing patterns. Our vision is to help individuals and families within Middle Tennessee escape a life of poverty and hopelessness.

Pathways to Success

Pathways to Success is a program intended to equip individuals entering into the work force with the work ethic, values, and job skills necessary to be successful in their employment endeavors. We offer free classes and volunteer experience that will enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities related to entering the workforce and leave participants ready to obtain full or part time employment.