Our Partners

United Way partners with organizations that share our view that the way to improve lives is by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

Our partners know that what we are judged on is results: the tangible and quantifiable impact we make day after day.

Their long-term commitments are essential to addressing key social issues, such as helping children and youth achieve their potential; promoting financial stability and independence; and improving people’s health.



Jan Johnson
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
For service dial 211
If using a cell phone dial 1-866-588-4211
865-546-6262 (Office)
Fax 865-523-7869

Non-Emergency Telephone Line for Social  Service Information
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number and Internet portal that provides free, confidential multilingual information and referral services that connect Knox County residents in need with a full range of appropriate community, social, health and government services including housing, food, health facilities, legal and tax assistance, child care, and volunteer opportunities.



AGAPE – $51,000

Mr. Boyd Romines, Interim Executive Director
428 East Scott Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
FAX 865-525‑0318

Therapeutic Residential Halfway House
A residential treatment program for female substance abusers. Services include individual counseling, group therapy, vocational guidance, computer skills training, budgeting, nutrition, parenting skills, retraining through vocational rehabilitation and referrals. Participants must be females 19 years of age or older with a minimum of 72 hours sobriety and a sincere desire for rehabilitation.




Ms. Michelle Hankes, CEO
6921 Middlebrook Pike
P. O. Box 50156
Knoxville, TN 37950‑0156
Fax 865-588‑1835

Community Preventative Health Education - $155,703
A program which provides educational and emergency training to citizens of Knox County. Youth and adults participate in the volunteer emergency mobilization and preventative education programs in order to equip the community in preventing, preparing for, and responding to life threatening emergencies.

Disaster Services – $215,500
A program that trains volunteers, coordinates community/emergency planning for local disasters, and provides disaster relief to the victims of emergencies, including the victims of single-family fires, floods, and other disasters in the community. A family suffering such loss is offered counseling and assistance in planning recovery. Housing is provided either in mass shelters during large-scale disasters, or in motel rooms for single-family incidents.

Nursing Education Services – $95,000
The Nursing Assistant Training Program recruits and trains students in the skills needed to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). The health services program component trains volunteers to provide blood pressure screenings at area community events.

Services to the Armed Forces – $110,675
This program provides worldwide emergency communications to members of the armed forces and their families. The program also assists military personnel with access to financial assistance, and provides counseling to military families and veterans.



Mr. Jeffrey L. Gubitz, Executive Director
6800 Deane Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919‑5943
Fax 865-694‑4861

Teen Adventure Program
An accredited summer camp operating from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for eleven weeks every summer. Youth in grades 7-9 focus on teamwork, leadership, and community service-oriented projects.




Mr. Doug Kose, CEO
119 West Summit Hill Drive, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-523‑2179 x24
Fax 865-524‑3466 

One to One Mentoring
This program uses three one-to-one mentoring strategies to pair a mentor with a child to act as a friend and role model.  The pair may engage in community activities together three times a month, or the mentor will visit the child during school hours every week at the school for lunch, reading, doing homework, or playing games.




Mr. Larry Brown, Scout Executive
1333 Old Weisgarber Road
P. O. Box 51885
Knoxville, TN 37950‑1885
Fax 865-588‑3728 

Scouting Outreach  
A program that modifies the Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs to help boys in the 1st through 12th grades in at-risk groups to develop character, values and leadership and ethical decision-making skills so that they become productive adults. 




Ms. Lisa Hurst, President and CEO
John D. Lee Administrative Offices
Shafer Insurance Building
1100 Marion Street, Ste. 100
Knoxville, TN 37921
Fax 865-546‑8507

Childcare Food Program – $147,796
A program that provides nutritious snacks and hot meals to participating Boys & Girls Club members on a daily basis.

Prevention Program- $98,700
This program works to provide a safe home and community for Club youth through alcohol/drug prevention programs, bullying prevention programs, internet safety, and water safety.

Project Learn: The Educational Enhancement Program – $172,796
This program provides daily homework assistance through tutorial activities. The program also provides summer reading activities and basic computer training.  The goal is to enable youth to achieve academic success, build healthy lifestyles, and become productive citizens.

Life Skills Program – $100,000
This program provides career opportunities and prepares youth for employment responsibilities. Several special interest “clubs” provide enrichment activities such as photography and community service.

Healthy Lifestyles – $91,102
This program teaches youth how to develop healthy eating habits so that they may live healthy lifestyles, therefore decreasing their risk for obesity or other health conditions related to physical inactivity and poor eating habits.



CASA—Of East Tennessee, INC. – $40,000

Ms. Ann Bowman, Executive Director
2250 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37919
Fax 865-329-3311

Training and Supervising CASA Volunteers
CASA provides advocacy, through carefully trained and assigned volunteers, to children who are dependent, abused and/or neglected and seen by the Knox County Juvenile Court. CASA volunteers carefully study each child’s case and become that “child’s voice in court” working for the best possible placement.




Sister Mary Christine, Executive Director
Mr. Bill Shields, Program Director
3009 Lake Brook Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37909
Fax 865-971‑3575 

Columbus Home Group Home for Boys – $32,940
Columbus Home is a Level II residential home for boys ages 12-17 that are in state custody. The group home serves boys with problems such as drug and alcohol addiction, anger management, learning disabilities, and trauma related behaviors as a result of abuse, abandonment and neglect. Clients must have a referral from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Parent Place – $35,190
This program provides a place for the professional supervision of visitation between children and their non-custodial parents. 

Samaritan Place – $10,723
This program provides transitional housing for the elderly and a safe and supportive place for people to stay on a short-term basis. It provides support when a person leaves his or her home because of abuse, exploitation, neglect, self-neglect, or when a financial crisis leads to a loss of housing, situations where the present home is unsafe or in need of major repair, or during any emergency that threatens a person’s safety.



Dr. Robert Kronick, Director
Street Address: 1401 Hollywood Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
Mailing Address: 450 Philander P. Claxton Education Building
112 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996

University-Assisted Community School 
A program that meets the non-curricular needs of children and families at Pond Gap Elementary School to ensure the children stay in school to ultimately graduate and become employed or graduate from an institution of higher learning.



Mr. Robert Sexton, Executive Director
241 East Woodland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917‑6363
Fax 865-523‑0492

Day Services for Adults with Significant Disabilities
This program provides day habilitation, training, community participation, and community-based employment services to physically disabled adults with the purpose of increasing independence and successful community integration.



Mr. Robert Sexton/Ms. Janice Kitts, Contacts
2014 Highland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918‑2219
865-687‑9204 (Phone and fax) 

Group Home
This program provides residential care for physically disabled adults in a group home setting. Associated services include meals, transportation, and personal attendant care.


CHILDHELP, INC. – $32,500

Mr. Hugh Nystrom, Director
2505 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Childhelp Children’s Center of East Tennessee
Serves children of Knox County by providing one-stop approach to investigate suspected sexual and physical abuse of children in a child-friendly environment. This is accomplished through defensible forensic interviews, pediatric forensic medical exams, and evidence based mental health counseling.



Ms. Janet Kite, Executive Director
301 Frank Street
Knoxville, TN 37919-2203
Fax 865-523‑9781

Tuition Assistance for Certificate/Scholarship Children
This program provides matching funds to support child care services for children who are protected, abused, handicapped, developmentally delayed or come from single parent homes.  This program also provides subsidy for day care services to families who are unable to pay full fee and meet income guidelines.


Community Action Committee—OFFICE ON AGING – $234,607

Ms. Susan Long, Director
Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue
P. O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
Fax 865-546-0832

Homeless Prevention and Rehousing – $46,607
This program assists families with children to achieve long-term housing and financial stability. A case manager identifies eligible families, assesses the risk of homelessness, and develops a plan for stabilizing the housing and financial situation.

Mobile Meals – $150,000
A program which delivers meals five days a week, including holidays, to Knox County citizens who are at least 60 years old and who cannot cook for themselves or have no one to prepare a meal for them. 

Senior Citizens Information and Referral Service (SCIRS) – $38,000
A service providing detailed information and referral to/for senior citizens seeking help in such areas as housing, transportation, health, recreation, finances, retirement, or simply a listening ear.




Ms. Anne Woodle, Director
1025 Children’s Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
Fax 865-693‑3941 

Motor Development Services – $11,000
This program provides physician-referred physical and occupational therapy rehabilitation, evaluation and treatment services to children with handicaps and special needs. Children served range from those with mild developmental delays to those with multiple and chronically disabling disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and genetic syndromes.

Speech and Language Services – $50,000
This service provides physician-referred speech and language therapy rehabilitation, evaluation and treatment services to children with handicaps and special needs. Children served range from those with mild developmental delays to those with multiple and chronically disabling disorders, such as cerebral palsy.




Dr. Lois Symington, Executive Director
116 Childress Street
Knoxville, TN 37920
Fax 865-219-0137

Tech:  Assist for People with Disabilities
This program provides direct assistance to any individuals with disabilities and their families specifically related to assistive technology information, funding, advocacy, evaluations, consultations, training, technical support, educational management, and the loan and manufacture of specific devices, toys and software.  In addition, clients will be connected to resources such as respite care, home modifications, and access to education and job training.




Ms. Katie Martin, Executive Director
P.O. Box 22072, Knoxville, Tennessee 37933

Dialysis Transportation Program
This program provides financial assistance for transportation to and from a dialysis patient’s life-sustaining dialysis treatment.





Mr. Steve Diggs, Executive Director
1718 N. Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

Emerging Leaders Education and Life Skills Initiative – $150,000
This program works with urban students to improve their academic skills, graduate and prepare for post secondary training or transition into the workforce.  This is accomplished through activities in JustLead, in partnership with local inner-city churches and in Emerald Youth Fellows.  This serves students in elementary school through high school.

Emerald Youth Sports – $50,000
This program  uses sports to transform urban neighborhoods into healthier communities. Through Emerald Youth Sports, urban youth have access to traditional and no-traditional sports that are not readily available in the city. Youth learn skills and play at a competitive level, developing healthy habits, decreasing risky behaviors, and learning leadership skills.




Ms. Lynn Goad, Executive Director
1715 Magnolia Avenue
P. O. Box 3156
Knoxville, TN 37927‑3156
Fax 865-546‑5531

Client Services – $50,000
This program provides up-to-date information, financial assistance and emotional support to people with epilepsy and their families. Financial counseling and some assistance is provided for needed seizure medication while locating a permanent option through various patient assistance programs. Helmets are provided free of charge to children who could not otherwise afford them along with proper safety instruction. 


Family Promise


Ms. Mary LeMense, Executive Director
P.O. Box 10184
Knoxville, TN 37939
Fax 865-584-7748

Interfaith Hospitality Network/Going Home: Staying Home
A program that provides shelter and food for homeless families with children a week at a time through a network of faith-based organizations.  Case management services are offered to guide the families in the process of achieving long-term financial independence.



Mr. Diondre Jackson, Executive Director and CEO
2351 Dandridge Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

The First Tee Learning Center – $40,000
A program that targets inner-city youth under the age of 18 involved with The First Tee of Williams Creek.  The learning center provides an after-school and summer program for elementary and middle school participants to focus on academics, character education, physical activity, and promotion of healthy eating habits.

First Tee Life Skills Experience – $19,826
A program that provides physical activities, promotes healthy active lifestyles, and teaches life skills and core values to young people through the game of golf.



Ms. Nancy Christian, President/CEO
1531 Dick Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909-1218
Fax 865-602‑2039

Child and Parenting Skills – $24,000
A school-based program for pregnant teens and teenage parents in Knox County schools built around weekly staff-led sessions held during school hours throughout the school year at participating high schools.  The program prevents child abuse and neglect, and prepares the young parents for ongoing success and family stability.

New Pathways Academy – $10,000
A non-public school, licensed by the Board of Education that offers a year-round school schedule that provides the academic needs of middle and high school aged residential clients.  Individualized programming makes the academy a critical resource that addresses the behavioral and mental difficulties of classroom engagement as well as academics. 

Residential Treatment Services – $90,000
This is a Level II residential program for adolescent females ages 13-17 who are in state custody and are referred by the Department of Children’s Services.  These young women have moderate to emotional and behavioral problems that interfere with their ability to live at home or with a relative.  In addition to room and board, counseling, education, medical care, supervision and wholesome recreation are provided with a goal of finding appropriate permanent placements with family or foster care.




Ms. Melissa Nance, Executive Director
900 E. Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
Fax 865-594-1198   

Adult Literacy Program – $66,000
This program helps individuals obtain their GEDs, improve their reading skills, and provide free literacy education in areas such as language, math, science and social studies through its Adult Education Program.  It partners with the Knox County Adult Education Program, Pellissippi State’s Adult Education, CAC Ross Learning Center, and the GED class at the Knox County Sheriff’s Detention facility.

Next Sep Phase 2: Beyond the GED – $12,000
A 12-month education, training and mentoring program for GED students and recent GED graduates.  It provides training and resources needed to enter a post secondary course of study, attain gainful employment, or advance in their level of employment.




Ms. Booth Kammann, Executive Director
1567 Downtown West Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37919
Fax 865-689‑9835

Girl Scout Leadership Experience 
An integrated leadership experience program that develops leadership and life skills in girls.  Using the Journeys curriculum the girls discover what they can do, connect with others, and take action to improve the world around them.  Using The Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting, the program incorporates skill building, leadership, science and technology, financial and business literacy, healthy living, environmental leadership, and global citizenship.



Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc.

Liz Nother, Executive Director
P.O Box 11066
Knoxville, TN 37939
Fax 865-588-0075


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912 S. Gay Street L210, TN 37902

First Grade Reading Intervention program – $232,975
This research-based reading intervention program is designed to provide additional instruction and support to struggling readers at the optimal time to master basic reading skills – first grade. It utilizes a literacy coach, individualized staff development, common reading time and small-group and individual interventions that provide up to an additional hour of reading instruction per day. A successful pilot is now being scaled up to a dozen Knox County schools.

Community Schools – $50,000
A program that utilizes school facilities as a community hub for activities. The hub provides opportunities to more effectively deliver services by extending the hours that the school facility is open and coordinating efforts around students, parents, and partner organizations.




Mr. Jerry Vagnier, Executive Director
201 West Springdale Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Fax 865-637-7180

Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Services – $4,725
An intensive short-term chemical abuse residential rehabilitation program for adolescents ages 13-18. 

Connections: In-Home Family Preservation – $94,500 A program that provides crisis intervention and family preservation through flexible, family-focused in-home services designed to address the problems of at-risk children and families in Knox County. 

Continuum for Permanency Services – $63,000 This program provides a wide range of services from intensive residential care to in-home services that help families stay together. Additional services such as an accredited school, nursing and psychological care are also provided. Children work through this continued transitioning to less restrictive environments until the ultimate goal of reunification with family, family foster care, or independent living is achieved. 

Family Crisis Center – $72,560 This program provides an emergency shelter for abused women ages 18 and older, with or without children. In addition to shelter, they receive treatment and case management services. 

Great Starts – $37,218  A residential or day treatment program that provides services for drug-exposed, HIV positive and/or medically fragile infants up to three years of age and their pregnant or postpartum mothers. This program was established to help prevent abandonment of infants and maintain family unity.

Great Starts Nursery – $25,000 A program that serves children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years who are born drug exposed or addicted to one or more substance.  The nursery assists the children to get developmentally on track to be successful in school. 

LIFE Afterschool Program – $25,000 This program serves foster care youth ages 12 to 18.  LIFE provides afterschool enrichment learning opportunities for foster youth that reinforces their classroom lessons and engages them in creative ways to encourage curiosity and support school learning to become capable and self-sufficient adults. 

Partners for Child Abuse Prevention – $46,800 This is an interactive case management approach to provide linkage, continuous support, and follow-up for parents. The goal of the program is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing parenting education and child development classes and other supportive services. 

PASAAC/ Sex Abuse Prevention – $73,000 This program assists individuals and families affected by sexual abuse. The program helps them to cope with the trauma and understand their individual and family dynamics so they can lead personally satisfying, socially useful lives and prevent further occurrences of abuse. 

Personal Child Safety Education – $21,340 This program teaches basic safety skills to students in elementary classrooms and additional topics including bullying, Internet safety, dating violence and sexual harassment to middle and high school students to meet the state mandated instruction on child abuse prevention. 

PleasanTree Apartments – $42,300 A residential program that assists the homeless, mentally ill, and single-parent families and their children so they can learn to function independently in the community. 

Runaway Shelter and Project Safe Place – $53,100 An emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth. The shelter provides services 24-hours a day, 365-days a year including a telephone hotline. Services are available to youth ages 11-18. 

Therapeutic Preschool – $85,500
A program providing comprehensive assessment and treatment services to abused and neglected preschool children, ages three to six, and their families. The program goals are to reduce the risk of ongoing abuse, overcome developmental delays, restructure family and home environments, and to improve parental child-rearing skills.

Therapy Center – $49,500  A licensed outpatient mental health program that provides psychotherapy for individual and family emotional problems. Services are provided for people of all ages and income levels on a sliding scale basis. 

Transitional Living – $21,600 This program offers long-term residential and outreach services for youth who currently do not have a safe, viable living situation or who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Services include case management, counseling, life skills training, career counseling, and liaison services with a variety of community agencies.

Victim Advocacy – $34,920 A program providing a variety of services to victims of rape and sexual abuse to assist them with making informed choices about their legal rights including 24-hour crisis counseling, medical information, hospital and court accompaniment, legal information, and cooperation with law enforcement officials.

Inter Faith

Ms. Melissa H. Knight, Executive Director
315 Gill Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917
Fax 865-546-6643 

Healthcare for the Working Uninsured
This program provides on-site family practice health care to working individuals without insurance. Services include lab work and x-rays on a sliding fee scale. Specialty clinics including podiatry, gynecology, diabetic counseling and minor surgery are held at the clinic on a regular basis. Dental care, mental health counseling, and affordable medications are also offered on-site.


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KNOX  COUNTY ARC – $138,200

Ms. Judy Wohlwend, Executive Director
3000 North Central Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917‑5126
Fax 865-546‑7960 

Beta Home -$44,700
A residential program for adults with developmental disabilities. Most of the clients have lived in state institutions for the greater part of their lives. 

Independent Living – $18,000
This program provides supports for independent living in the community for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Sunshine Early Intervention – $30,000
A program providing infant and early childhood education and training for babies with developmental disabilities. This home-based program teaches parents how they can most effectively work with their children with disabilities. 

Sunshine Industries – $18,000
This service provides jobs, job training, and placement for adults with developmental disabilities ages 18 years and older.  Clients must have sufficient social, physical, and cognitive skills to meet minimum production requirements. 

Sunshine Leisure Services – $27,500
This program provides recreational and social activities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Ms. Sylvia S. Woods, Director
1000 N. Central Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Fax 865-594‑1674

PTA Clothing Center
This service provides clothing to children enrolled in the Knox County Schools whose families do not have the resources to purchase needed items.  Each child is provided with two pairs of new jeans, new socks and underwear, and a new shirt. Other clothing is distributed from donated items.  Students receive sufficient clothing to last for at least five school days. Coats are provided if needed and available. Students are eligible to receive clothing twice a year.


Ms. Erin Hill, Executive Director
115 Suburban Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

Knoxville Area Project Access
The Knoxville Area Project Access (KAPA) Program provides services to ensure that patients are receiving a full continuum of care and the medical services they require. KAPA offers enrollment services, care management and education needed to became more responsible and better healhcare consumers. The medical services coordinated through KAPA include primary care, specialty physician care, hospital inpatient care, outpatient and ancillary services, psychiatric care, and pharmacy support.




Ms. Phyllis Nichols, Chief Executive Officer
1514 East Fifth Avenue
P. O. Box 1911
Knoxville, TN 37901‑1911
Fax 865-525‑5154

Homeownership and Foreclosure Prevention – $58,145
A service providing housing-related consultation and referrals, homebuyer’s education, mortgage default intervention strategies, and budgeting/credit repair. It encourages lenders, developers, and other service providers to develop affordable housing services and policies to maximize housing opportunities and foster community development. 

Workforce Development – $102,758
This program provides outreach, assessment, pre-employment consultation, skills training, and referrals to promote access to employment/career, business, and other opportunities. It also provides mediation and workforce consultation with stakeholders to foster a cohesive and inclusive working environment and an assessment of area workforce needs and policies particularly in the areas of health care, building/trades, and service industries.


Rescue Squad


Mr. John Whited, Director
512 Chilhowee Drive, NE
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-546‑4821 (Emergencies)
Fax 865-525‑5411 

Rescue and Safety Services
This program provides emergency primary vehicle rescue services and water rescue services for KnoxCounty. It also provides specialized rescue service for Knoxville and KnoxCounty including cave/vertical, support, heavy rescue, trench, and search services.



Ms. Nancy Scheurer, Director
120 W. Baxter Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Fax 865-474-9367

Emergency Assistance Program
This program provides emergency assistance such as a nutritious three-day supply of food based on family size, rent, medication, clothing, baby layettes, and limited utility assistance to individuals and families.  Non-utility fuel assistance is also available for kerosene.




Mr. David Yoder, Director
502 South Gay Street, Suite 404
Knoxville, TN 37902‑1595
Fax 865-525‑1162

Domestic Violence Civil Legal Services 
This program provides legal representation to victims of domestic violence with the goal of ending physical and psychological abuse.




Mr. Ben Harrington, Executive Director
9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 104-A
P. O. Box 32731
Knoxville, TN 37930-2731
Fax 865-824-0040 

Client Services – $45,000
This program assists individuals who are mentally and emotionally disturbed and their families with direct services such as free mental health/depression screenings, information and referral services for treatment, and direct assistance to children of mentally ill parents with shoes, clothing and school supplies upon referral from child serving agencies in the community. 

Education – $55,000
Services include the following programs: Mental Health 101, a school-based outreach program to increase students’ knowledge of mental illness and suicidal behaviors; Mental Health Matters in the Workplace for employers; Mental Health Matters in the Faith Community; and Mental Health Matters in the Law Enforcement Community to train new recruits to recognize and understand mental illness in their community policing role. 



Ms. Karen Pershing, Executive Director
4930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Alternative School Outreach Accelerated Reader
The Accelerated Reader program combines a literature-based reading program with the use of technology to provide detailed reports to parents, teachers and administrators on each child’s reading progress.  The purpose of utilizing the accelerated reader program is to help students develop skills they need to succeed in school and then move on to be productive adults through gainful employment.




Ms. Mary Nelle Osborne, Manager of Recovery Services Independent Living Program
1451 Dowell Springs Boulevard, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37909
Fax 865-558-5392

Independent Living Program
A program providing intensive treatment, case management, and wraparound supports for individuals who are seriously and persistently mentally ill to live as independently as possible in community settings.




Majors Albert and Yvette Villafuerte
P. O. Box 669
Knoxville, TN 37901
Fax 865-524‑7748 

Emergency Assistance Program – $145,000
This is an emergency service program that provides financial assistance and supplementary aid such as food, clothing, prescriptions, and furniture to local families and individuals in emergency situations. 

Joy Baker Center/Women’s Shelter – $69,000
This program for women and women with children provides emergency residential services and ongoing treatment and support. Information and referrals, case management, advocacy, therapeutic services, and specialized services for children are also provided in an effort to end the cycle of victimization and enable clients to positively restructure their lives. 

Operation Bootstrap/Men’s Shelter – $131,000
A service that provides transitional shelter to single, homeless males in an effort to help them rebuild their lives by obtaining employment.  Services include lodging, meals, clothing, counseling, computer training, case management, transportation assistance, and employment referrals.



Ms. Elaine Streno, Executive Director
136 Harvest Lane
Maryville, TN 37801
Fax 865-243-8241

Healthy Food Initiative
A program designed to increase the ability of low-income families to secure a healthier diet by providing supplemental food to those in need and increasing the nutritional component of food that is distributed to those at risk.


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Mr. Timothy Howell, Executive Director
215 Bearden Place
P. O. Box 3025
Knoxville, TN 37927‑3025
Fax 865-637‑3817

Homemaker Program – $128,000
A service in which trained and bonded Home Assistants provide homemaker tasks including meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care, and companionship to elderly and handicapped clients.

Home Hair Care – $5,000
The service offers licensed cosmetologists to provide personal care including shaves, shampoos, permanents, and diabetic foot care to homebound clients.


Mr. Christopher Martin, Executive Director
901 E. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 300, Knoxville, TN 37915

Flenniken Landing Service Coordination – $35,000
Flenniken Landing, a permanent supportive housing development, offers apartments for men and women who have experienced chronic homelessness. Critical supportive services are provided to assist and empower every resident to maintain housing, access physical and mental health services and lead productive lives within the community.




Ms. Ginny Weatherstone, Executive Director
511 North Broadway
P. O. Box 325
Knoxville, TN 37901-0325
Fax 865-524-7065 

The Bush Family Refuge – $30,000
This program provides services to individuals and families in crisis to prevent homelessness through assistance with rent, utilities, and a variety of other services. 

The Resource Center – $80,000
This program is a client-centered, case managed program for homeless persons to provide resources to individuals committed to achieving permanent housing.  It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and provides shelter, meals, showers, and laundry facilities. The program also offers alcohol/drug recovery classes, budgeting classes, and anger management classes.



Mr. Tim Adams, Executive Director
1719 Reynolds St, Knoxville, TN 37921
Knoxville, TN 37921‑3500
Fax 865-524‑5495 

C.A.R.E.S.(Children’s After-school Recreation, Education and Support) – $70,000
A program providing after-school enrichment focusing on education, performing arts,  life skills, character building, and recreation to at-risk youth in the first through fifth grades. Area children and youth are served from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. daily. 

S.T.E.P. (Summer Time Enrichment Program) – $30,000
A summer day camp for elementary school-aged children which focuses on supervised recreational activities. Academic enrichment, community service, cooking, and residential camping are only a few of the opportunities offered to participants in this program which runs for eight weeks, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served daily. 

W.I.S.E. (Wellness in Senior Education)  – $8,000
This service provides a variety of senior citizen programs which include a well-balanced meal and transportation to and from the Center on a weekly basis.



YMCA – $253,063

Mr. Jim Dickson, Chief Executive Officer
616 Jessamine Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Fax 865-521‑7418 

Community Aquatics and Safety Programs – $19,000
A program offering swimming instruction and basic water safety for preschool, school-age children and their families. Other swimming programs include adult instruction, adult exercises and arthritic programs for senior citizens, handicapped programs, recreational swims, and swim teams.  Scholarships for courses are offered on a sliding scale or reduced rate basis. 

Community Gardens – $5,000
This program builds community gardens to provide people in need greater access to nutritious foods. The gardens provide fruits and vegetables for inner city childcare sites, food pantries, and other agencies at no cost.

Community Wellness Programs – $71,000
This service includes health, wellness and membership programs for YMCA facilities, including scholarships for individuals in need. Activities include programs for the disabled, memberships for families of deployed military, and alternative physical education programs in local schools. 

School Age Child Care Programs – $130,000
A 3 STAR childcare program supporting the educational curriculum of Knox County Schools, developing life skills, and encouraging the healthy development of each child.  In addition, the program provides support for the entire family with classes in parenting, life skills, family support groups and connection to other services. 

Teen Leadership Programs – $28,063
The goal of this program is to provide leadership development and support which is individually designed for youth and teens to reach their personal potential. Activities include college tours, field trips, computer training, service projects and life skills workshops.  Scholarships are available for qualified youth.



YWCA – $463,279

Ms. Marigail Mullin, Executive Director
420 West Clinch Avenue, SW
Knoxville, TN 37902‑2198
Fax 865-637‑5263 

Club W – $50,000
This program offers lost cost fitness programming including health screenings and nutrition workshops to low income families in addition to free classes designed for clients in the Transitional Housing and After-School Enrichment programs. 

Transitional Housing – $103,362
This service provides residence for women who are in transitional situations brought about after personal traumas such as divorce, the death of spouse, or escape from abuse from a spouse or family member. 

Victim Advocacy Program – $48,857 
The program provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. These services include crisis intervention, intake and needs assessment, assistance in completing court documents, preparation of victims for court appearances, accompaniment to court, and referral to other community agencies. This program also includes community education presentations and training sessions for local police officers and attorneys. 

YWCA Youth Programming – $254,140
This program provides comprehensive, evidence-based youth programming that targets K-12 students who are at risk through three overlapping components: Summer Kids in Play, After-School Enrichment, and Y-Teens.  The program gives young people the tools necessary to overcome social, mental, and emotional obstacles to succeed in school.