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  • Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World is a step-by-step process for people who live in poverty, giving individuals the opportunity to investigate their lives on their own terms. During sixteen 2-hour sessions, Getting Ahead participants, known as Investigators, discover why they are in their situation, develop a plan to get themselves to a more stable life, and begin to build relationships that will help ensure sustainability as they go.

  • Knoxville parenting support groups 

  • Spanish Language Parenting Classes with Centro Hispano

  • DCS Community Resource Directory

  • Safe Families for Children -“provides temporary hosting for children whose families are experiencing a temporary crisis.”

  • Susannah’s House – “a faith-based organization sponsored by Cokesbury United Methodist Church, that exists to serve the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of mothers and their prenatally exposed infants.”

  • Hands of Hope– “comprehensive one-on-one mentoring program developed by Metro Drug Coalition (MDC) for first-time mothers (mentees) in addiction treatment and/or recovery. The mentees will be matched with other mothers (mentors) who are stable in their recovery journey, to help them navigate the challenges of maintaining sobriety while parenting a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) baby.”

  • McNabb Center provides a continuum of care for adults battling substance abuse and chemical dependency disorders.

  • Next Phaze – empowers parenting teenage and young single moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them, for their children and community.

  • Serenity Women’s Center – Serves women with addiction with a high risk pregnancy or trauma

  • YWCA Knoxville – eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

  • Smart Steps Child Care Payment Assistance – child care payment assistance while you work or attend school.

  • Safe Babies Court - is a specialized court program for infants and toddlers, birth to 3 years of age.

  • Healthy Families - parenting support for new parents.

  • Give Grace - help bring peace into the lives of families that have been reunified after foster care. 


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