Ms. Barbara Kelly, CAC Executive Director
L.T. Ross Building
2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37950
CAC Resilient Families – $50,000
This program will assist 50-60 families who have encountered a crisis, are at risk of becoming unstable or losing their housing. It will assist families with assessing their needs and identifying barriers to housing stability and the need for case management if it is the appropriate tool to help families achieve short- and long-term goals related to maintaining their housing and increasing their self-sufficiency.
Mobile Meals – $157,920
Mobile Meals provides food and hope to home-bound seniors age 60 and older in Knox County. These are seniors who are unable to prepare meals and have no one to prepare meals for them. Equally as important as the meal, the daily safety check provides much needed peace of mind to allow our local homebound seniors to remain safely in their homes.
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