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Homeward Bound

The Homeward Bound Program promotes the goal of helping people quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis. Case management with supportive services helps persons to obtain and/or retain housing through housing assistance, education, and employment. Homeward Bound staff serves on a number of committees to promote an enhanced level of community coordination and services. Programs for clients include:

REACH

Resources Extended to Assist the Chronically Homeless is a HUD funded street outreach & case management program for individuals who stay in camps, vehicles, & under bridges. The purpose is to bring people into shelters and/or housing, while addressing employability & substance abuse concerns.

Project SUCCEED

A HUD funded re-housing program that offers outreach and case management to families with children who are residing in homeless shelters, streets, hotels paid for by charitable organizations, cars or places not meant for human habitation. Housing placement, advocacy, parenting classes, budgeting, employability, adult education, and assistance with accessing mainstream benefits are some of the supportive services provided. Case management is provided to assist with re-gaining housing and move towards self sufficiency.

Families In Need

A HUD funded re-housing program that offers outreach and case management to families with children who are residing in homeless shelters, streets, hotels paid for by charitable organizations, cars or places not meant for human habitation. Housing placement, advocacy, parenting classes, budgeting, employability, adult education, and assistance with accessing mainstream benefits are some of the supportive services provided. Case management is provided to assist with re-gaining housing and move towards self sufficiency.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

A long term case management program that works with families with children who are in a financial crisis and are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. A comprehensive family development plan is made and ongoing case management is provided with a goal of providing ongoing support that will move families who are in crisis towards self sufficiency.

Emergency Solutions Grant

The Emergency Solutions Grant provides cash resources when available to the staff to better serve the homeless clients of the above listed programs. Items regularly acquired through this grant include housing deposits, first month’s rent, utility deposits, and other supportive services.

Special Projects

As needed, staff engages in special projects serving our community.

Examples: Housing placement and case management for condemnations, disasters, and property sales that involve relocations of multiple renters.

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For More Information on
Homeward Bound Programs

Email: Misty Goodwin at misty.goodwin@knoxcac.org
2247 Western Ave.,
Phone: (865) 546-3500
Fax: (865) 546-0832
For local faxes only: 637-9146

Resources

Knoxville & Knox County Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic HomelessnessAdobe pdf icon

Homelessness in Knoxville/Knox County—A 20 Year PerspectiveAdobe pdf icon

Ten Year Plan Cost Study (June 2012) Adobe pdf icon

 


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