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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

Mission: Knox Area Rescue Ministries seeks to rescue the poor and needy of the Knoxville area by providing recovery services in Jesus' Name. Our programs provide food, shelter, clothing, assist with individual needs and circumstances, and offer recovery services including case management, addiction treatment, crisis intervention, and job training. All services are free of charge.

Programs: The three largest program service accomplishments are (1)rescue/emergency, (2)recovery, and (3) job training. (1) the rescue/emergency service provides overnight shelter to over 400 men, women, and children each night. As many as 1,600 meals are served daily to the homeless and to those who are struggling to pay bills or buy food. (2) the recovery program provides biblically-based recovery services, case management, individual and group counseling, spiritual support, crisis intervention, and long-term refuge from violence for men and women. (3) the job training program provides job training through career counseling and life skills classes. The culinary arts program includes 12 weeks of classes and a four week internship in the abundant life kitchen. Upon completion of the culinary arts program students will have 640 training hours. In addition, there is clean start, a janitorial certification program.

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