Who We Are
Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.
Since early July of 2005, Family Promise of Knoxville has served hundreds of families with children experiencing homelessness in Knox County and the surrounding area. Through the incredible support of our faith-based congregations and churches, we have been a place of safety, shelter, and certainty while a family rebuilds their life. Together, our network of more than 1500 volunteers, clergy, board members, and staff strive to give families the space to work out their own story of renewal and a second chance. We believe that every family's future begins with a home. We are looking for the best way to equip, encourage, and empower parents to pursue their dream of home-ownership and independence.
Family Promise of Knoxville utilizes community-wide resources, donations, congregational spaces, and volunteers to meet the needs of folks experiencing the trauma of homelessness. Through a 90-day stay in an emergency shelter anchored by more than 1700 local volunteers, families receive food, shelter, and a communal response to their hardest season. Together, our volunteers, board members, clergy, and staff offer a dynamic setting for families to move from survival to thriving. We are committed to providing trauma-informed care and keeping families together. We believe that families piecing their lives together after losing the stability of housing deserve - at the very least - to be sheltered together.
Over the last 15 years, Family Promise of Knoxville has served hundreds of families through our flagship shelter program (Interfaith Hospitality Network). We have paid close attention to the needs of our community and the way they are evolving. It is our intention to be the premier family service provider in Knox County that walks alongside families during their difficult journey toward long-term, sustainable housing. We commit to being cheerleaders and signposts encouraging parents as they pursue the dream of securing home for their children.