Ms. Judy Wohlwend, Executive Director
3000 North Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Beta Homes -$40,00
Beta Homes provides a safe and nurturing home with structure and supervision to provide stability to the men and women with a mental illness and/or intellectual disability who live there. The emphasis on physical and mental health maximizes their ability to live successfully in the community. The goal of increased good health also ensures greater integration within with their community and minimizes hospitalizations for mental health issues.
Independent Living – $20,000
The Independent Living Program teaches independent living skills to adults with intellectual disabilities who live and work in the community. These skills include budgeting, problem-solving, decision making, social skills, and home and personal care skills. The training is individualized and based on the needs and skill level of each person, with a goal of helping each one achieves the highest level of independence of which they are capable.
Sunshine Industries – $20,000
Sunshine Industries provide vocational training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through work on various contracts in a factory setting. Workers learn good work habits while gaining experience working on different contracts, increasing their versatility and productivity over time. They also earn regular paychecks based on their production, which contributes to their self-esteem and increases their ability to live more independently.
Sunshine Early Intervention – $37,500
Sunshine Early Intervention provides developmental therapy services to children with special needs aged birth to three and their families. Early Intervention Specialists, working closely with parents and caregivers, aid those individuals to teach developmental skills to each child in order to maximize development and achieve developmental milestones. With the goal of having each child ready for preschool at age three, Sunshine Early Intervention promotes awareness and collaboration in Knox County with agencies such as Tennessee Early Intervention System and other community agencies in Knox County.
“Our goal in every one of our programs is to help people with intellectual disabilities become as independent as possible”
Judy Wholwend, Executive Director