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Support Groups & Classes

Parenting Classes


Getting Ahead: 

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, participants 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.

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Parenting Support Groups in Knoxville, TN: 

In-person and online-only support groups for parents of toddlers, adolescents, and teens. 

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Bethany Christian Services: Safe Families Program

When parents are experiencing difficulties caring for themselves or their children, you can help by providing support for their family as they take essential steps towards stability.


Next Phaze Single Parent Support

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.

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McNabb Center Social Services

The McNabb Center offers a continuum of social services for families in need. The Center provides supervised visitation and behavior modification as well as a Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption program.

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McNabb Center Substance Use Treament

The McNabb Center offers a full continuum of substance use treatment services from residential care to Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT). The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services.


Safe Baby Court

Safe Baby Court helps parents identify their needs, access necessary resources and empowers parents and families to advocate for themselves and to flourish long term. The mission is to drive best practices for babies, toddlers and families and to steer the child welfare system toward more successful outcomes for this vulnerable population.

Support Groups & Services

  • Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Program - The Adoption Support and Preservation Program (ASAP) and the Guardianship Support and Preservation (GSAP) programs are designed to support and promote a family’s success on every level and at every stage of the adoption and guardianship journey.

  • FUSE (Families-United-Supported-Engaged) - Monthly FUSE parent support groups are offered across the state of Tennessee. ASAP | GSAP FUSE groups are open to all guardianship, foster, and adoptive families.

  • Foster Parent Support Group for Knox County

  • Post-Adoption Support Services - Adoption can present unique challenges, even long after the adoption has been finalized. Whether you're an adoptee, birth parent, or adoptive parent, Bethany Christian Services is here for you—providing expert support built on decades of experience in the field of adoption.

  • The Adoption Connection

    • Great trauma/support group resources for parents who are on the edge of compassion fatigue or giving up

    • Free 30 Day Challenge - from Apathy to Empathy

    • Online support group called The Village

    • Very parent (specifically mom) focused, run by two adoptive moms

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