The CAC and the City of Knoxville are partnering together to administer a multi-year grant on elder abuse. The grant has three main focuses: training for law enforcement and elder care professionals; a coordinated community response around systems-change in Knoxville and Knox County; and a victim service plan based on needs assessment survey results from older adults and elder care professionals. If you commonly work with seniors in your career whether you are a lawyer, medical professional, banker, or other service provider, please take ten to fifteen minutes to complete this survey—and share it with your co-workers.
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News & Announcements
- Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover
Eligibility guidelines for this FREE new program are different than guidelines for other programs.
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- Seniors: Help with Your Food Budget May Be a SNAP! Sadly, Tennessee ranks 4th in the nation in senior hunger, with about 150,000 older Tennesseans living in a state of insecurity regarding food. The CAC Office on Aging (OOA) recently received a $25,000 grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) for the SNAP Enrollment Initiative. The grant will allow OOA staff to educate adults over age 60 about how easy it is to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), dispel misconceptions they have about the program, and help them through the application process. | read more
- Moving Families Forward: Transformational Pathways out of Poverty from the Tennessee Department of Human Services | read more
- Lead Safe and Healthy Homes Program
Do you rent or own a home built before 1978? Homes built before 1978 may have lead paint inside or outside. This is especially dangerous to the health of children, even before they are born. | read more
The Promise of Community Action
Community Action changes people’s lives,
embodies the spirit of hope,
and makes America a better place to live.
We care about the entire community,
and we are dedicated
to helping people help themselves
and each other.
Barbara Kelly, CAC Executive Director
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
L.T. Ross Building
2247 Western Avenue
Phone: (865) 546-3500
Fax: (865) 546-0832