Our History

Founded in 1992 by Daryl R. Murray, Welcome Home Ministries (WHM) has steadily expanded its recovery housing facilities. In 1999, our first “Welcome Home House” in East Nashville was established, offering nine beds to support our 24/7 alcohol and drug recovery support ministry.

Over the next decade, WHM continued to grow, and by 2009, we operated three recovery residences, accommodating 24 men seeking recovery from alcohol and drug addictions.

Daryl Murray speaking at CNM Award dinner. Daryl Murray speaking at CNM Award dinner

By 2016, this number increased to seven recovery residences, housing 57 men with substance use and co-occurring disorders, including residences dedicated to Veterans and “graduate housing” for program graduates.

In 2019, WHM acquired an additional recovery residence featuring 11 recovery beds, expanding our capacity to eight recovery residences with 68 recovery beds (a remarkable 220% growth) to meet the increasing demand for compassionate care.

Continuing this trajectory, Welcome Home Ministries acquired a ninth recovery residence in 2021, adding nine more congregate recovery beds. (77 total beds) This expansion reflects our ongoing commitment to providing a safe, clean, and supportive recovery housing community for individuals seeking recovery from alcohol and drug addictions.

Our mission

To enter into worlds of brokenness in order that all might experience wholeness in Jesus Christ.