To help people in need by creating an unforgettable adventure where the participants fundraise for the selected cause through their personal and professional networks.
Music City Spin is a bike ride from Joplin, MO to Nashville, TN to help people in those communities with transitional housing needs. This is an effort to continue support generated by riders of JOMONOLA and MOJO where over 70 riders raised over $250,000 combined to help survivors from the recent tornados in Joplin, MO, Moore, OK, Baxter Springs, KS and hurricane Katrina.
The Music City Spin bike tour supports the work of The Lafayette House and Sophia’s Heart working together to provide transitional housing for women and children affected by domestic violence and addiction.
Founded in 1978 by a group of concerned volunteers, Lafayette House began as a short-term option for women who needed a safe place to stay overnight to escape abuse.
Today, Lafayette House is a sanctuary for women, children and families who are victims of domestic violence or who struggle with addiction.
Through our residential shelter facility in Joplin and outreach office in Neosho, Lafayette House offers a full scope of services to support women and their families. Domestic violence intervention, substance abuse treatment, sexual assault counseling, child care, and a variety of support services including counseling and case management are all available in a caring, nurturing environment.
Our mission is to break the cycles of domestic violence and addiction, offering safe sanctuary for women and children. We promote healing and self-sufficiency through affirmation, education and advocacy.
In 2008, Sophia’s Heart was established in Antioch to provide flood relief for victims of the historical May flood. The Antioch flood relief center provided food, clothing, clean water, and supplies to flood victims. After 4 months of flood relief efforts, a 77,000 square foot hospital building located in East Nashville was donated to Sophia’s Heart where families experiencing homelessness have a place to go for six months to a year, receiving job and life-skills training, counseling, and education with the end goal of acquiring permanent housing and becoming self-sufficient.
Currently Sophia’s Heart is providing transitional housing for 11 families and there are many more families waiting to be helped. It is our desire to expand the program to accommodate up to 50 families at a time. At full capacity, Sophia’s Heart will house up to 150 families per year; approximately 100 adults and as many as 150 children! This provides assistance to nearly 8% of the reported homeless children population in Nashville each year! We need your help to do this.