The Grace Seventh-day Adventist® Church recognizes that everyone experiences financial strain at times and needs external assistance. In answer to God's call in the Bible for Christians to care for the poor and oppressed, we have established a community services ministry of compassion for people in need.
If you are experiencing some kind of financial hardship in your life and are in need of assistance, please download and complete our Financial Assistance Application. When completed, scan and e-mail it along with your supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will process your request for financial assistance at the next monthly meeting of our administrative board. Please note that our church is unable to provide financial assistance without receiving a completed application.
Adventist Community Services (ACS) is the official community outreach ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist® Church in the North American Division territories which comprises of North America, Guam and Micronesia, and Bermuda. ACS serves the whole person, a concept known as holistic ministry whose mission is to “serve communities in Christ’s name.” To learn more, click the weblink above.
The following resources, though not affiliated with our church or denomination, may be able to provide further assistance with food, housing, additions, medical and behavioral health services, etc.
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee: 119 Dameron Ave., 865-971-3570, www.ccetn.org. Emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing for families, people 55 and older; case management/supportive services.
City of Knoxville Office on Homelessness: With the Mayor’s Roundtable on Homelessness, coordinates the community’s implementation of Knoxville’s Plan to Address Homelessness.
Compassion Coalition: 318 N. Gay St., Suite 207, 865-251-1591, www.compassioncoalition.org. Coordinated effort by local churches to assist existing agencies serving the homeless, such as by providing meals or mentoring.
E. M. Jellinek Center: 130 Hinton Ave., 865-521-6083. Residential rehabilitation for adult men with substance abuse problems.
Family Promise of Knoxville: P.O. Box 10184, 37939-0184, 865-584-2822, www.familypromiseknox.org. Collaborates with local churches to temporarily house homeless families; provides classes, case management, referrals, follow-up.
Helen Ross McNabb Center: 201 W. Springdale Ave., 865-637-9711, www.mcnabbcenter.org. Provides mental health, addiction, and social services, including case management, housing, outreach to teens at risk of homelessness, and crisis services for adult and child victims of domestic violence.
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM): 418 N. Broadway, 865-673-6540, www.karm.org. Emergency supportive services, including food, shelter, showers and outdoor charging area for wheelchairs and telephones; job placement/life skills/housing programs.
Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC): 901 N. Broadway, 865 403-1187, kcdc.org. Provides low-income project housing and Section 8 rent assistance.
Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee: 2247 Western Ave., 865-546-3500, www.knoxcac.org. Housing placement, classes, outreach, case management, job training, meals/services for seniors/disabled, emergency help with rent/utilities, other services.
Legal Aid of East Tennessee: 502 S. Gay St., 865-637-0484, www.laet.org. Free legal help with civil legal matters including consumer issues, family law, domestic violence, housing and foreclosure, public housing admissions, public benefits.
Lost Sheep Ministry: 1444 Breda Drive, 865-688-9636, www.lostsheepministry.org. Provides food, worship, music, clothing for homeless every Wednesday night through Under the Bridge Ministry; medical/dental services; rehabilitation support including financial aid and transportation.
The Next Door: 865-934-2890. Residential transitional living facility for women with substance abuse issues coming out of incarceration or other programs.
Redeeming Hope Ministries: 1642 Highland Ave., 865-524-4552. Produces Amplifier advocacy newspaper sold by street vendors; grocery assistance, meals, referrals, other services.
Salvation Army Center: 409 N. Broadway, 865-525-9401, www.paradisedivision.org/knoxville. Residential programs, transitional housing, classes, job assistance, meals, counseling, emergency assistance with utilities, food, clothing and furniture.
Steps House: 1119 Sevier Ave., 865-579-1008. Residential program for alcohol and drug recovery, with section for veterans.
Volunteer Ministry Center: 511 N. Broadway, 865-524-3926, www.vmcinc.org. Transitional day program, case management, housing, classes, meals, laundry/shower access, job training, sheltered workshop, utility/rent assistance, eye/dental/prescription help.