Captain Daniel Nelson, Commanding Officer
409 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
Emergency Assistance – $45,000
The Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) prevents displacement and homelessness by providing short-term assistance for critical needs to low-income families and individuals. Through provisions of food, clothing, gas cards, and utility assistance, EAP can bridge the income-expense gap for indigent families. Tangible assistance is coupled with experienced case management to satisfy the immediate need and address the underlying issues that cause crises of this type.
Joy D. Baker Center – $67,200
The Joy Baker Center is an emergency shelter for women fleeing domestic violence and homelessness. We serve women and their children with a safe place to stay and resources to obtain permanent housing. Residents of the Center are surrounded with support and education to break the cycle of domestic violence.
“Our simplistic mission is to reach into the lives of those who are hurting, who are down, who are in need, to help them through the challenges in their lives. To carry them from where they are, to where they ought to be.”
Major David Worthy, Area Commander