Ms. Ada Hernandez-Bell, Interim Executive Director
5410 Homberg Drive, Suite 29A
Knoxville, TN 37919
Advocates for Abused & Neglected Children – $50,050
CASA of East Tennessee is a community-based program that recruits, trains, and supports citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Knox County. Judges appoint their screened, trained volunteers to advocate on behalf of an abused or neglected child or sibling group so that they do not become lost in an overburdened, confusing system. The volunteer works to discover the child’s best interests, collaborating closely with Knox County Juvenile Court, educators, medical professionals, community organizations, social workers, and relevant government agencies, to find the child a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
“CASA volunteers are there to make sure that at the end of the day, that child is where they need to be. That they are in a good and safe home where they have the opportunity to thrive.”
Britney Sink, Executive Director