Ms. Barbara Kelly, Director
Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37950
CAC Resilient Families – $27,250
In this program, a case manager works with families with children who are in financial distress and facing homelessness. The case manager will identify families who are eligible, assess their risk of homelessness, assist the family in developing a plan for stabilizing their housing and financial situation, and provide ongoing support for one year to monitor their housing situation.
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.
Senior Citizens Information and Referral Service (SCIRS) – $19,000
A service providing information and referral to/for senior citizens seeking help in such areas as housing, transportation, health, recreation, finances, retirement, and loneliness.
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