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Story of Impact – YWCA


For Gail*, the path to homelessness began at the age of 13. While in middle school, Gail and her group of friends began experimenting with drugs. Experimentation quickly developed into substance abuse and led to tension with her parents at home. Throughout the next three years, Gail made several attempts to run away and by […]

Stories of Impact: YMCA


Following the death of their mother, Lucian, Jeremy, and Isaiah moved in with members of their extended family. The family did their best to provide the three boys, but they struggled to get by financially. The cost of after school care, additional meals, and transportation of the three boys weighed heavily on the family. Members […]

Stories of Impact: Arc Knox County


When a young family received the difficult diagnosis that their first born child was profoundly deaf, they turned to the Sunshine Early Intervention program for help. The Sunshine Early Intervention program (SEI) at The Arc Knox County offers infant and early childhood education and training for babies with developmental disabilities. This home based program teaches […]