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Compassion Coalition - Walks alongside Knoxville-area churches who earnestly desire to slow down and respond to the cry of the suffering, the broken, and the abandoned within their congregations and out in the community. We believe that transformation begins to occur when churches prayerfully go out to serve existing ministries of compassion and justice already in the community, while also initiating and sustaining non-existing ministries both within and outside their membership.


Addiction Recovery:

Alcoholics Anonymous of East Tennessee
Celebrate Recovery, Cokesbury Center - Have you ever heard anyone say, "He's a hopeless drunk," or "She doesn't have a hope of getting over her habit?" Have you ever felt hopeless? Most of us who struggle with addictions know what it is to feel hopeless. We know, first hand, what it's like to want to change a destructive habit and not be able to. We know what it feels like when everyone in the world, our friends, families, and even we ourselves, have given up. There is no more lonely, more isolated or more lost feeling than hopelessness.
Steps House, Inc. - Mission is to offer a holistic approach to break the cycle of homelessness by addressing the mental health, legal, physical, vocational, addiction and life skill issues that our clients present. This is done while helping them rebuild their lives after years of devastation brought on by these types of problems. Founding principles based on compassion for our fellow man, love, integrity and patience.


Alcohol & Drug Abuse:
Metropolitan Drug Commission - the Metropolitan Drug Commission is a private, non profit corporation partially funded by local government. The mission of the Metropolitan Drug Commission of Knoxville/Knox County is to mobilize all segments of our community to individually reject and, as a community, eliminate the illegal use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.


Children and Youth:
AMBER Alert, East Tennessee - Voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.
Florence Crittenton Agency - young women in crisis are provided with a special community that gives them a sense of belonging.
Wears Valley Ranch - Wears Valley Ranch is a Christian children's home and school that provides the Gospel of Jesus Christ, solid Bible teaching, an individualized education and the unconditional love of carefully chosen house parents to deserving young people from crisis family situations.
United Way of Greater Knoxville
Youth Emergency Shelter (YES) - YES is a temporary home and place of stability for children who need immediate care, where they receive everything necessary for daily life including a bed, food, clothing, hygiene care, safety education, counseling, and love. YES, Inc. also provides mentoring and therapeutic art programs for children.


Deaf Services:
Knoxville Center of the Deaf - Sign language classes, emergency services after hours, job placement services.


Disabilities: Disability Resources >>
Michael Dunn Center - The Michael Dunn Center is a private non-profit program serving adults and children with developmental disabilities in East Tennessee. The agency is a grass roots organization, governed by a local volunteer board of directors. Services to children include early intervention, school age programs and a host of therapeutic interventions. Services to adults include supported employment, vocational training, community participation, residential, transportation and a variety of person centered support services.
Sertoma Center, Inc. - Serves adults with developmental disabilities through providing the highest quality of residential, vocational and community services that empower the persons served to lead richer, fuller lives.
Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability - Protects the rights, meets the needs, & preserves the dignity of older Tennesseans with disabilities needing home & community services through visible & effective advocacy, leadership, & stewardship.


Disaster Relief:
American Red Cross Knoxville Area Chapter - Includes Campbell, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties.


Domestic & Sexual Violence:
Adult Protective Services - Tennessee Department of Human Services, Adult Protective Services staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation. APS staff assess the need for protective services and provide services to reduce the identified risk to the adult.
Report Abuse and Neglect: Toll Free 1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366)
CEASE Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault - offer support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community, and to enable them to live violence free lives.
Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Knoxville, TN - Provides quality services for all victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and promote a peaceful, just society through advocacy and education in partnership with the community.
Tennessee Coalitiion Against Domestic & Sexual Violence - A nonprofit organization composed of diverse community leaders and program members who share a common vision of ending violence in the lives of Tennesseans through public policy, advocacy, education, and activities which increase the capacity of programs and communities to address violence.


Elder Care:
ALPS, Alzheimers Lakeway Program and Services - Provides a homelike setting for adults who should not be left alone during the day.
Knox County Department of Human Services
Knox Sitters - Help couples, families, and pet owners find qualified and affordable care for their children, pets and elderly family members in Knoxville and surrounding areas.
Mobile Meals - The Mobile Affordable Meal Service (MAMS) provides meals (the same menu as Mobile Meals) five days a week for individuals who pay a fee for the service.
Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability - Protects the rights, meets the needs, & preserves the dignity of older Tennesseans with disabilities needing home & community services through visible & effective advocacy, leadership, & stewardship.


Employment Services:
Department of Employment Security - The Employment Security Division provides a safety net for workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.
Knoxville Area Urban League - assists African Americans and other disadvantaged groups achieve social and economic equality primarily through service delivery with an emphasis on employment and training, education, housing, and business development. Race relations are also means by which Urban Leagues nationwide fulfill our mission. The vision of the League is to be the recognized leader in promoting economic, social, and technological equity in the Knoxville Area.


Family Care:
Knox County Department of Human Services


Food Assistance:
FISH of Knox County - Provides food packages to over 11,000 families each month from four Knoxville locations. In addition, more than 2000 families receive food bags each month from associate locations in Claiborne County and Knox County. Assists people in other cities and counties planning a response to end hunger in their communities.
Knox County Department of Human Services
The Love Kitchen - Provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons in hopes of promoting the self sufficiency of those we serve.
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee - Collect surplus food from local restaurants, grocery stores, produce markets, cafeterias, and caterers. The food is picked up by volunteers using a refrigerated truck and delivered the same day to one of our many area soup kitchens or group homes.


Health & Medical:
East Tennessee Information & Referral, Inc. - A comprehensive database of health and community services for the Greater Knoxville area including the 8 surrounding counties. The database provides telephone assistance and online assistance in finding help from social services.
Interfaith Health Clinic - A health care ministry providing affordable medical care, mental health counseling and prescription medications for the working uninsured.
Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Health Clinic, Inc. - Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Health Clinic, Inc. has been founded to reflect the life and Biblical teachings of Jesus Christ. Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Health Clinic's purpose is to provide accessible, affordable and quality health care for the working uninsured and others who cannot be served by other resources in the community.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance - The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.
Tennessee Donor Services, Knoxville
United Way of Greater Knoxville
Cancer Support Community


Homeless:
Family Promise of Knoxville - Sustains a community-wide effort through the religious community to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive services to families who are homeless, while enabling them to achieve sustainable independence.
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) - Provides daily for those most vulnerable and desperate among us, first supplying rescue services of food and shelter, then healthy, supportive relationships, and ultimately restoration, including job-training opportunities.
Salvation Army - Knoxville office
Volunteer Ministry Center - A non-profit, interfaith agency serving the poor and homeless of Knoxville. Our mission is to restore dignity and productivity to the lives of the homeless, mentally ill and working poor by providing programs that help them achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.


Housing & Utility Assistance:
CAC - CAC is a public agency serving the citizens of Knoxville and Knox County, especially seniors, low to moderate income families, the unemployed and underemployed, persons with disabilities, and other individuals with special need for services.
Knox Housing Partnership - Produces both housing units and ready homebuyers. Provide a service to lenders by recruiting responsible, qualified mortgage applicants. We provide a service to neighborhoods and local businesses by undertaking targeted revitalization projects. Provide a service to families by encouraging self-sufficiency and building self-esteem.
Knoxville Area Urban League - assist African Americans and other disadvantaged groups to achieve social and economic equality primarily through service delivery, with an emphasis on employment and training, education, housing, and business development.
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, Inc. - build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with those in need.  Volunteers and the future homeowners provide the labor in building the homes.  Tax deductible donations of money, land and materials are provided by individuals, organizations and corporations.
Knoxville's Community Development Corporation - Improves neighborhoods and communities by providing quality affordable housing, advancing development initiatives, and fostering self-sufficiency.
Knox Housing Partnership
Knoxville Area Urban League - assists African Americans and other disadvantaged groups achieve social and economic equality primarily through service delivery with an emphasis on employment and training, education, housing, and business development. Race relations are also means by which Urban Leagues nationwide fulfill our mission. The vision of the League is to be the recognized leader in promoting economic, social, and technological equity in the Knoxville Area.
Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC)


Mental Health:
Tennessee Suicide & Crisis Hotlines - Suicide crisis center.
Interfaith Health Clinic - A health care ministry providing affordable medical care, mental health counseling and prescription medications for the working uninsured.
McNabb (Helen Ross) Center - provides mental health care services to children, adults, and families in Knoxville and East Tennessee. This regional, not-for-profit integrated system provides mental health, substance abuse, and social services in 21 counties. Teams of psychiatrists, master's level clinicians, nurses, and bachelor's level professionals are available to provide comprehensive, individualized treatment to each client and family.
Steps House, Inc. - Mission is to offer a holistic approach to break the cycle of homelessness by addressing the mental health, legal, physical, vocational, addiction and life skill issues that our clients present. This is done while helping them rebuild their lives after years of devastation brought on by these types of problems. Founding principles based on compassion for our fellow man, love, integrity and patience.
Volunteer Ministry Center - A non-profit, interfaith agency serving the poor and homeless of Knoxville. Our mission is to restore dignity and productivity to the lives of the homeless, mentally ill and working poor by providing programs that help them achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.


Refugee Care:
BRIDGE Refuge and Sponsorship Services - BRIDGE is an ecumenical nonprofit organization that recruits and trains church sponsors to help refugees create a new life in East Tennessee. Bridge continues to case manage the families until they are eligible to apply for US citizenship.


Transportation:
ETHRA Public Transit - A rural and public demand response transportation program for citizens in a 16-county area. Provides door to door, non-emergency transportation service. Accessible to persons with disabilities.


 

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