Who We Are

What is CAC?

The Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities 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.

CAC is a public agency serving the citizens of Knoxville and Knox County’s low to moderate income families, the unemployed and underemployed, persons with disabilities, and other individuals with special need for services.

Our motto is: “Helping People. Changing Lives.”

To do that, CAC utilizes caring staff and volunteers to deliver efficient services to help people achieve self-sufficiency and independent living through intervention, education and empowerment.

We serve people of all ages from infants through Early Head Start to the elderly through the Office on Aging. We meet needs for food, shelter, transportation, education, advocacy, training, case management and provide opportunities to give back through volunteerism.

We proudly join with local, state, federal and private sector partners and individuals to improve living conditions which benefits the entire community. CAC is governed by a diverse group of people who represent the people served by CAC programs, local government and the community at large.


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