OUR STORY STARTS HERE
In December 1968, Thomas and Lucille Nichols were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Travis. At that time Mr. Travis asked Mr. and Mrs. Nichols to help at the Old Men's Home until a permanent administrator could be found. They agreed to stay for three months. At the end of that time the Nichols' decided after much prayer and soul searching, agreed to stay at the home. Thomas and Lucille Nichols took the needed health courses at University of Mississippi earning their Administrative licences. In the 1970's Mrs. Lucille Nichols worked with the late Senator Hayden Campbell to write a bill making Medicaid available in Mississippi. After Thomas' death in 1992, Lucille Nichols has continued to actively serve as Executive Director of The Home Place. In 2003, The Nichols Center named their home in her Honor. The Home Place operates as a Not for Profit Independent and Personal Care service which is governed by a Board of Directors. The Home Place receives no federal or state funds relying solely on donations from caring people and what residents are able to pay to help pay for each resident's accommodations and stay. The Home Place continues to provide personal care and independent living for retirees.