Mr. Jerry Vagnier, President
201 West Springdale Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Connections – $90,000
Connections provides supportive services to families involved in the Knox County Juvenile Court and their specialized Family Recovery Court and the Interchange Program in order to reduce repeated contact with the courts and encourage recovery from substance use disorders.
Continuum for Permanency Services – $68,000
This program provides a safe, supportive family environment in which children can live as normal a life as possible with the opportunities to learn and become self-sufficient as they approach adulthood. Youth in protective care and their families (if appropriate) living in Knox County ages 8-18 are provided highly individualized services.
Family Crisis Center – $70,000
This program provides a safe environment and offer specialized services in partnership with the community for adults and children experiencing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Knox County.
Great Starts/New Beginnings for Families – $28,195
Great Starts/New Beginnings for Families offers services that will prevent infant abandonment and provide a chemical-free environment for addicted women, and their children, through a residential substance abuse treatment program.
Great Starts Children’s Services – $22,975
Helen Ross McNabb Center’s Great Starts Children’s Services provides quality services to infants and children who have experienced maternal substance-exposure. The services assist children in meeting developmental milestones by addressing early physical and social/emotional health needs and by improving access to developmental resources in the community, all of which prepare these children to succeed in school. Children engaged in services receive assessments for physical, emotional, and social needs; individualized referrals and services based on those assessments; and on-site childcare and referrals for permanent childcare and preschool.
LIFE Afterschool – $27,030
LIFE (Learning is Fun for Everyone) Afterschool Education provides academic enrichment for Knox adolescents in foster care living at HRMC residential facilities. The program targets the academic, physical, social and emotional needs of these students by reinforcing and enhancing their academic progress with supplemental education opportunities. LIFE services help youth on their paths to academic achievement and prepares them with the tools for readiness to succeed in life.
Parent Place – $27,000
Parent Place is a supervised visitation program, where positive parent/child interaction is encouraged in a non-threatening environment.
Partners for Child Abuse Prevention – $42,000
This program seeks to end the abuse and neglect of children in Knox County. This is accomplished by providing prenatal assessment and services, parenting and life skill classes, referrals for case management, ongoing community education events and advocacy services that strengthen families and protect the welfare of children.
PleasanTree Apartments – $25,000
PleaanTree Apartments provides a safe living environment and offer specialized supportive services in partnership with the community for mentally ill women and their children located in Knox County who experience homelessness.
Project Against the Sexual Abuse of Appalachian Children (PASAAC) – $75,000
This programs focus on caring for the emotional well-being of children, adults, and family members who have been affected by trauma, sexual or otherwise.
ReDirections Adolescent Alcohol & Drug Services – $5,103
The ReDirections program gives youth the opportunity to overcome addictions through an intensive outpatient program. The program address the family, the addiction, and the integration back into the community and school.
Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee Advocacy – $37,000
A program providing services to those who are victims of sexual assault in Knox County.
Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee – Education – $18,890
Helen Ross McNabb Center’s Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee (SACET) Education Program provides education services to equip Knox County elementary, middle and high school students with tools to ensure their safety and allow them to successfully perform in school. Our program provides presentations in local schools and community venues utilizing a research-based best practices curriculum which teaches topics including safety skills, bullying prevention/intervention, healthy and unhealthy relationships, and conflict resolution. This program also helps schools identify early warning signs of trauma and link students to resources and support in order to address traumatic issues that hinder academic achievement and promote productive and engaged young adults.
Therapeutic Preschool – $73,000
Therapeutic Preschool serves children ages 4-6, who have suffered physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse or neglect, or have experienced a major loss or other traumatic event.
Therapy Center – $40,000
The program offers therapy services to individuals and families in Knox County who are otherwise unable to access therapy or mental health care due to a lack of insurance and/or lack of available resources.
Transitional Living for Youth – $20,000
The Transitional Living Program provides services for young adults or older youth who are, or are at-risk of, becoming homeless. These services include advocacy, safe housing, case management, training and skill building.
“People do recover. Treatment is effective, and people who are in recovery are a great asset to those trying to find a way.”
Jerry Vagnier, Executive Director, Helen Ross McNabb Center