Family Promise of Roane County Receives Grant from Clayton® and FamilyPromise National to Support Families in South Region

A Future Begins at Home grant program helps families facing homelessness remain in their homes and regain stability

Rockwood, Tennessee – Family Promise of Roane County was recently awarded a $20,000 grant
from Clayton and Family Promise National that will ensure families in Roane County, TN
receive the support they need to remain safely housed.

The grant is a portion of the $1.3 million dollars that Clayton and Family Promise National are
dispersing to the Family Promise network nationwide. The funds are a result of the recently
announced partnership extension between Family Promise and Clayton. A Future Begins at
Home, the program that arose from the collaboration, focuses on helping families who face
homelessness remain in their homes and quickly regain stability. Since its inception in 2019, A
Future Begins at Home has catalyzed millions in additional funding resulting in more than
25,000 families served.

Roane County Family Promise Executive Director says, “This funding is exactly what we needed
in continuing our fight to ensure that all families in Roane County remain successfully housed.
We need more partners like Clayton that are willing to reach out to hurting families, hurting
people to ensure that housing equality is available, and that no child should experience

In addition to the grant program, Clayton has donated 16 homes to the Family Promise network
since 2019. These homes are used primarily as transitional housing for families working with
Family Promise. The homes allow families to stay together and regain stability as they work to
find a new home.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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