Ms. Barbara Kelly, Director
Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37950
CAC’s Family Stabilization – $30,000
CAC’s Family Stabilization Program will assist families and/or individuals in financial distress to maintain stable housing by connecting them to mainstream resources and case management services. Priority will be given to those families or individuals who are slightly over income guidelines for most mainstream benefits who have faced an uncontrollable circumstance, and need assistance to regain stability to prevent them from becoming homeless. Funding from United Way will go towards funding the salary of one case manager who will conduct a comprehensive assessments to determine what the families or individual’s needs are, develop an action plan, and seek resources that will move them from “in-crisis” to “stable”.
Mobile Meals – $150,000
The Mobile Meals Program delivers and serves hot, well-balanced, noontime meals to seniors age 60-plus in Knoxville and Knox County who cannot cook for themselves and have no one to cook for them. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, including holidays using over 2,000 volunteers per year.
Youth WINS – $55,000
Youth WINS (When in Need of Support/Services) is a program of the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee that assists unaccompanied youth who are experiencing homelessness through intensive case management and linkage to community resources. Referrals are received from Knox County Schools, agencies serving homeless individuals, community programs, and self-referrals. Our mission is to assist youth who are homeless to gain housing, increase school attendance, graduate, and pursue further education or skills training.
“Meal delivery is only a piece of what the senior needs help with, and United Way helps us find other agencies and other partners to help meet those other needs.”
Manager, Mobile Meals Program