Ms. Lisa Healy, Executive Director
119 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Children’s Emergency Shelter – $30,000
The Children’s Emergency Shelter (CES) is a 24-hour per day, 365 days per year program that accepts children from birth to 17 who have been removed from their home due to allegations of abuse or neglect. Children placed at CES have their immediate needs for food, clothing, and medical care addressed so they can begin the process of stabilization. While a child is safe at CES, the court and Child Protective Services have time to investigate and ensure the child’s placement will be appropriate, safe, nurturing, and permanent.
Office on Immigration Services – $25,000
Through recognition from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Immigrant Services (OIS) staff are accredited in order to meet the immigrant community’s need for low or no-cost immigration legal assistance. OIS staff screens clients to determine if they are eligible for an immigration benefit. If clients are eligible for a legal benefit, a DOJ Accredited staff member will work with the client to prepare and submit the application package to the appropriate United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office.
Pregnancy Help Center – $30,000
The Pregnancy Help Center (PHC) provides long-term education and support in collaboration with community referrals to help clients achieve a healthy full-term pregnancy. Available services include pregnancy testing, referrals to medical and other service providers, a comprehensive pregnancy and parenting education program called Earn While You Learn (EWYL), material assistance, pregnancy options information, post-abortion counseling, and referral for foster and adoption placement. Our EWYL program provides education in English and Spanish on over 100 pregnancy-related topics and allows clients to earn Baby Bucks that can be used to purchase brand new baby items.
Samaritan Place – $35,000
Samaritan Place provides shelter and emergency services to help seniors, over the age of 60, who are experiencing homelessness, or a housing crisis become more financially stable and independent. From the moment a client arrives at Samaritan Place, all of their basic needs are met so they can focus on the core issues that attributed to their housing crisis. Clients work with case managers to set and meet goals that promote long-term stability and independence, obtain life skills and participate in socialization designed to prevent future episodes of homelessness, get connected to eligible benefits, and ultimately obtain permanent housing.
Samaritan place at Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, is a home for senior citizens who are currently homeless or are facing the threat of homelessness.