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 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.
Financial Assistance Application for the Grace Seventh-day Adventist® Church
Compassion Coalition: 107 Westfield Drive, 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.
The Samaritan Center: 9231 Lee Highway
Ooltewah, TN 37363, 423-238-7777, www.thesamaritancenter.net. The Samaritan Center employs case workers to determine who is in need of how much assistance, helping people based on their financial situations, not their religious affiliations. The supplies that the Center uses to help others are sometimes purchased with donated funds, sometimes shared by people in the community, and other times collected in drives by area churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations. The Samaritan Center operates in the spirit of the inn in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan. It is a community resource where individuals and families from more than 70 area agencies, businesses, civic organizations, schools, and churches of all denominations come together to minister to people in crisis. The Samaritan Center provides help with utilities, rent, or life-sustaining medications; food through their Community Food Pantry; clothing, furniture, and household items through their thrift stores; cleaning supplies and personal care products that cannot be purchased with food stamps; layettes filled with necessities for newborns; school supplies; Christmas toys; and much, much more!
The following resources, though not affiliated with our church, may be able to provide further financial assistance.
Agape: 428 E. Scott Ave., 865-525-1661, www.agapetn.org. Treatment and housing for chemically dependent adult women.
Angelic Ministries: 1218 N. Central Ave., 865-523-8884, www.angelicministries.com. Furniture, clothing, toiletries, food for those in need; faith-based transitional/permanent housing for men.
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee: 119 Dameron Ave., 865-971-3570, www.ccetnorg. 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.
Cherokee Health Systems: 2018 Western Ave., 865-544-0406, www.cherokeehealth.com. Provides medical, dental and behavioral health services at multiple locations regardless of patients’ ability to pay.
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.
FISH Hospitality Pantries/Community Chest: 800 Northshore Drive, 865-588-9200, www.fishpantry.org. Provides donated food, clothing, small household items.
Free Medical Clinic of America: 6209 Chapman Highway, 865-577-3733, www.freemedicalclinic.net. Provides medical services, assistance to working poor who can show proof of income.
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.
Interfaith Health Clinic: 315 Gill Ave., 865-546-7330; www.interfaithhealthclinic.org. Provides medical and dental services on a sliding scale for working poor.
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.
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: 901 E. Summit Hill Drive, 865-524-2774, www.klf.org. Permanent supportive housing (Flenniken Landing) for chronically homelessness.
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.
Positively Living: 1501 E. Fifth Ave., 865-525-1540, www.positively-living.org. Case management, alcohol and drug treatment, housing, meals for people with HIV/AIDS.
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.
Volunteers of America Tennessee (VOA): 2821 E. Magnolia Ave., 865-546-4813, www.voa.org. Reintegration and supportive services for veterans, including housing help, case management.
YWCA: 420 West Clinch Ave., 865-523-6126, www.ywcaknox.com. Women’s housing, classes, resources.