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.
2-1-1—EAST TENNESSEE INFORMATION AND REFERRAL – $50,000
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
For service dial 211
If using a cell phone dial 1-866-588-4211
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
Ms. Sheila Pellasma, Executive Director
428 East Scott Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
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.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
KNOXVILLE AREA CHAPTER
Ms. Jean Lambert, Interim CEO
6921 Middlebrook Pike
P. O. Box 50156
Knoxville, TN 37950‑0156
Community Volunteer Services - $90,000
A program which recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers in the provision of basic first aid services including volunteers at school health clinics. Through its partnership with the University of Tennessee’s ClinicVols, several low income school clinics are staffed.
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.
Safety Education Services – $44,713
These programs provide certified training classes in life saving and injury prevention skills such as CPR, first aid, blood borne pathogens, and oxygen administration. Classes are taught at the Red Cross chapter house, individual companies and local businesses. The Red Cross provides first aid stations at University of Tennessee football games, the Tennessee Valley Fair, the Civic Coliseum, and other large public 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.
Youth Services – $50,000
A program providing basic first aid training and other courses to students in elementary through high school, plus personal growth and leadership development opportunities to youth through training and volunteering in community service activities through school or university Red Cross Clubs and Red Cross special events.
ARNSTEIN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER – $5,686
Mr. Jeffrey L. Gubitz, Executive Director
6800 Deane Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919‑5943
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.
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.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN COUNCIL – $150,000
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN COUNCIL
Mr. Larry Brown, Scout Executive
1333 Old Weisgarber Road
P. O. Box 51885
Knoxville, TN 37950‑1885
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.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY – $609,592
Ms. Lisa Hurst, President and CEO
Moses Center, Suite 318
220 Carrick Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
Childcare Food Program – $127,796
A program that provides nutritious snacks and hot meals to participating Boys & Girls Club members on a daily basis.
Child Safety Program – $114,000
This program teaches personal safety and self-protective skills to students to reduce vulnerability to abuse, crime, and violence in the streets, schools and homes.
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.
Prevention and Health - $95,000
A program which provides activities to increase awareness and prevent drug/alcohol use and teen pregnancy. This program also includes health screenings for vision and dental deficiencies and information on good nutrition, hygiene, and physical activities.
CASA—A CHILD’S VOICE IN COURT, INC. – $36,500
Ms. Ann Bowman, Executive Director
2250 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37919
Court Appointed Special Advocates
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.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES - $78,853
Father Ragan Schriver, Executive Director
Mr. Bill Shields, Program Director
3009 Lake Brook Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37909
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.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES / UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE – $70,000
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.
CEREBRAL PALSY CENTER - $235,000
Mr. Robert Sexton, Executive Director
241 East Woodland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917‑6363
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.
CEREBRAL PALSY HOUSING CORPORATION – $33,750
Mr. Robert Sexton/Ms. Janice Kitts, Contacts
2014 Highland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918‑2219
687‑9204 (Phone and fax)
This program provides residential care for physically disabled adults in a group home setting. Associated services include meals, transportation, and personal attendant care.
CHILD & FAMILY TENNESSEE – $659,756
Mr. Joe Haas, Interim President/CEO
901 East Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37915
Connections: In-Home Family Preservation – $105,000
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 – $70,000
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 – $80,622
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 – $35,134
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 – $52,000
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 – $82,000
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.
PleasanTree Apartments – $47,000
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 – $59,000
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.
Therapy Center – $55,000
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 – $24,000
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.
THE CHILDREN’S CENTER – $68,000
Ms. Janet Kite, Executive Director
301 Frank Street
Knoxville, TN 37919-2203
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 – $209,407
Ms. Barbara Monty, Director
Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue
P. O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
524-2786 Fax 546-0832
Homeless Prevention and Rehousing – $46,607
This program provides adult daycare for persons 60 years and older. The Center’s main purpose is to promote health, socialization, and independent living skills, and to prevent premature institutionalization.
Mobile Meals – $124,800
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.
EAST TENNESSEE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL REHABILITATION CENTER – $80,000
Ms. Anne Woodle, Director
1025 Children’s Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
Motor Development Services – $12,584
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 – $67,416
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.
THE EAST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTER - $5,500
Mr. David Watson, Executive Director
1300 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
Using volunteer professionals, this program provides architectural, engineering and landscape design work and planning assistance to nonprofit community groups that are looking to expand, remodel, build or add community assets and that are not able to afford professional fees for these services.
EAST TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTER - $100,000
Dr. Lois Symington, Executive Director
116 Childress Street
Knoxville, TN 37920
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.
EMERALD YOUTH FOUNDATION – $100,000
Mr. Steve Diggs, Executive Director
1718 N. Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Emerging Leaders Education and Life Skills Initiative
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.
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION – $50,470
Ms. Lynn Goad, Executive Director
1715 Magnolia Avenue
P. O. Box 3156
Knoxville, TN 37927‑3156
Client Services – $35,020
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.
Public Education – $15,450
This program educates the public about epilepsy by providing information and dispelling myths through a Speaker’s Bureau and trained volunteers who teach seizure first aid to police officers, first responders, day care staff and teachers in the community. School children in grades K-12 are educated about epilepsy through first aid, seizure recognition and sensitivity training.
FAMILY PROMISE – $38,000
Ms. Joyce Shoudy, Executive Director
P.O. Box 10184
Knoxville, TN 37939
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.
FIRST TEE OF GREATER KNOXVILLE – $40,000
Mr. Diondre Jackson, Executive Director and CEO
2351 Dandridge Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
The First Tee Learning Center
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.
THE FLORENCE CRITTENTON AGENCY - $117,000
Ms. Nancy Christian, President/CEO
1531 Dick Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909-1218
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 – $83,000
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.
FRIENDS OF LITERACY – $78,000
Ms. Melissa Nance, Executive Director
101 East Fifth Avenue, Room 217
Knoxville, TN 37917
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.
GIRL SCOUTS OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS – $150,000
Ms. Booth Kammann, Executive Director
1567 Downtown West Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37919
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, Inc.
Mr. Robert Rosenbaum, Executive Director
P.O. Box 11066
Knoxville, TN 37939
GREAT SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP – $232,975
Mr. Buzz Thomas, President
912 S. Gay Street, L210
Knoxville, TN 37902
P.O. Box 2188
Knoxville, TN 37901
First Grade Reading Intervention Program
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.
HELEN ROSS McNABB CENTER - $100,250
Mr. Andy Black, Executive Director
201 West Springdale Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Services – $5,250
An intensive short-term chemical abuse residential rehabilitation program for adolescents ages 13-18.
Therapeutic Preschool – $95,000
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.
INTERFAITH HEALTH CLINIC – $145,000
Ms. Melissa H. Knight, Executive Director
315 Gill Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917
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.
KNOX COUNTY ARC – $138,200
Ms. Judy Wohlwend, Executive Director
3000 North Central Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917‑5126
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 addresses impediments to the successful employment of people with disabilities, including social isolation, lack of independent living support, and job replacement.
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 developmental disabilities and handicaps.
KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS/PTA CLOTHING CENTER - $45,000
Ms. Sylvia S. Woods, Director
1000 N. Central Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
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.
KNOXVILLE AREA URBAN LEAGUE - $160,903
Ms. Phyllis Nichols, Chief Executive Officer
1514 East Fifth Avenue
P. O. Box 1911
Knoxville, TN 37901‑1911
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.
KNOXVILLE VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY RESCUE SQUAD – $103,950
Ms. Leigh Ann Cate, Director
512 Chilhowee Drive, NE
Knoxville, TN 37914
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.
LADIES OF CHARITY – $47,500
Ms. Nancy Scheurer, Director
120 W. Baxter Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
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 coal, firewood, and kerosene.
LEGAL AID OF EAST TENNESSEE - $131,693
Mr. David Yoder, Director
502 South Gay Street, Suite 404
Knoxville, TN 37902‑1595
Domestic Violence Civil Legal Services
This program provides legal representation to victims of domestic violence with the goal of ending physical and psychological abuse.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION - $91,000
Mr. Ben Harrington, Executive Director
9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 104-A
P. O. Box 32731
Knoxville, TN 37930-2731
Client Services – $30,000
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 – $56,000
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.
System Advocacy – $5,000
This program identifies mental health system gaps and barriers, tracks trends regarding access to care, and works to advocate on the state and local levels on behalf of individuals in need of mental health services in the East Tennessee area.
METROPOLITAN DRUG COMMISSION – $20,000
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.
PENINSULA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – $68,000
Ms. Mary Nelle Osborne, Manager of Recovery Services Independent Living Program
1451 Dowell Springs Boulevard, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37909
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.
THE SALVATION ARMY - $345,000
Majors Albert and Yvette Villafuerte
P. O. Box 669
Knoxville, TN 37901
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.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK - $67,700
Ms. Elaine Streno, Executive Director
136 Harvest Lane
Maryville, TN 37801
Cased Food – $37,000
This program provides a variety of packaged and fresh foods in case quantities at a discounted rate for qualified agency/food partners that serve the hungry in Knox County.
Food for Kids – $19,700
A collaborative program administered by staff members at Knox County schools that provides weekend meals in backpacks for at-risk elementary school children and their siblings.
Knoxville Harvest – $11,000
This program rescues prepared and perishable food from grocers, restaurants and food suppliers and delivers it daily to soup kitchens and other partners that serve the hungry.
SENIOR CITIZENS HOME ASSISTANCE SERVICE – $135,000
Mr. Timothy Howell, Executive Director
215 Bearden Place
P. O. Box 3025
Knoxville, TN 37927‑3025
Homemaker Program – $130,000
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.
SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF EAST TENNESSEE – $60,140
Mr. Jeff Mitchell, Executive Director
6215 Kingston Pike, Suite A Knoxville, TN 37919 558‑9040 (Office)
522‑7273 (Crisis line)
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.
Victim Advocacy – $38,800
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.
VOLUNTEER MINISTRY CENTER – $110,000
Ms. Ginny Weatherstone, Executive Director
511 North Broadway
P. O. Box 325
Knoxville, TN 37901-0325
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.
WESLEY HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER – $108,000
Mr. Tim Adams, Executive Director
923 Dameron Avenue, NW
Knoxville, TN 37921‑3500
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 – $248,063
Mr. Jim Dickson, Chief Executive Officer
616 Jessamine Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
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 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 – $456,359
Ms. Marigail Mullin, Executive Director
420 West Clinch Avenue, SW
Knoxville, TN 37902‑2198
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.