Mission: Empowered by the grace of jesus christ, catholic charities of east tennessee addresses the unmet needs of the most vulnerable of our region by providing shelter, nourishment, counseling and education, in order to foster human dignity.
Programs: Children's services: children's services provides residential, in-home and appointment-based interventions for abused, neglected or at-risk children and youth. As child custody and protection laws have changed, ccetn has adapted its services to ensure protection and nurturing of these youngest and most vulnerable in our community. Served 1,136 individuals during the year.
housing: as part of its mission to address unmet needs, ccetn focuses its housing programs on special populations for whom safe and stable community living may be difficult, if not impossible, to secure. These populations vary by community. Served 267 individuals during the year.
counseling and education: counseling and education programs serve women and families facing the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy; low to moderate income catholic families seeking catholic school tuition support; and uninsured or under-insured individuals, couples and families dealing with emotional or adjustment issues. Served 1,883 individuals during the year.
catholic charities of knoxville: outreach services. Served 2,346 individuals during the year.
As the mother of a son who was adopted through Catholic Charities, I felt a strong desire to give back to this wonderful organization. I have learned so much about the tremendous array of services offered to people in our community regardless of creed. The word Catholic truly means"including or concerning all humankind; universal" as defined in the dictionary. The scope of services offered by CCETN is vast and thorough. Not only do they support pregnant women in need, but they offer education to them and the baby's father regarding needed life skills. The elderly are not only housed, but loved and cared for with compassion. The children in need of protection are nurtured and kept safe. These items just touch on a couple of issues CCETN addresses.
CCETN helps so many needy people. That is why I got involved with Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities provides support for many people. They serve the elderly, homeless, immigrants, and children. Most importantly, only 10 % of revenues go toward administrative costs. It was named by Charity Navigator as a Top Ten Charity for fiscal responsibility. The organization reaches out to everyone. Fewer than 5% of those served are Catholic. I know my time and money is helping others.