Baby Sitters
Crisis Help Lines

Need help with the high cost of home delivered fuel, gad or electricity?
School Supplies

Blount Seniors Resource Directory

Homeless, Housing

Know of an individual, group or organization that offers aid to others in times of distress and uncertainty? Please email any information you might have.
Steve Speer


Last year, there were over 600 children who needed those warm coats in Blount County, along with over 1,000 adults. The number of cold Blount County residents in need of those coats continues to grow every year.

It's not just the homeless who are affected, but 25 million Americans, including individuals who are unable to work to support themselves: 9 million children and 3 million senior citizens are
in need of food. If you or your family is in need of food use these links and check the for more information.
Heaven Sent Home designated as a temporary, emergency shelter for women and children that are misplaced, abused or both. For whatever the reason you find yourself without a home please call 
offer direction for shelter and protection. In this self-help center women are given the opportunity to live in a safe and clean environment. They will learn independent living skills and receive counseling on behavior modification based on the Christian faith.

Abuse Information & Answers
Child sexual abuse is the exploitation or coercion of a child. Child sexual abuse involves a continuum of behavior that ranges from verbal, non-physical abuse to forcible touching offenses. It can range from a single encounter with an exhibitionist, to confusing occasional fondling by a casual acquaintance, to years of ongoing abuse by a relative or family member, to rape and/or exploitation through prostitution and pornography...



Surviving Our Loveless World
The heart of man has grown cold. Heres how to protect your family from a world callous to brutality. By Brad Macdonald


The mission of Blount County Community Action Agency is to provide specific services () and develop resources to help people achieve self-sufficiency and independence within our community. In fulfilling its mission, BCCAA helps to improve living conditions and helps to protect and promote the individual dignity of the elderly, of the disabled, and of those families with low and moderate incomes...



I need the help of the Blount County Community
          Any individuals, organizations or businesses who can offer aid or relief to those in need of help to please send me a brief statement on yourself, organization or business services accompanied by a link to your web site, and any other contact information you would like posted. From spiritual help to physical help, from a baby sitter for working mothers to those that might aid the elderly in their distress. From helping in house repairs to transporting those with disabilities, from sheltering abused women and children to the counseling of such. From financial assistance to job placement... any helps will be greatly appreciated. There are no strings attached and no charges involved. This web site has one purpose only, to give access to information available to help those in a time of need.
Call Steve @ 983-5999


Last Update 09/02/2013

The 1st Saturday of each month His Reaching Hands will have a picnic for all to come and partake of. Come not only to picnic with us but to enjoy the music, and if you or someone you know is in need of clothing we have clothes of all sizes to serve yours of their needs... nothing is asked for in return as they
are a gift and given in the name of Christ Jesus...

There is no need whatsoever for you or your family to go hungry... We have many programs in Blount County which will help you with food and we also have churches who serve meals freely given and prepared with love.

Good Neighbors is a 501(c)3 community ministry of the Blount County Ecumenical Action Council.  Good Neighbors is designed to help lift our neighbors out of crisis in a compassionate setting.
Good Neighbors provides resources to maintain and/or increase the ability of our neighbors to cope with the challenges of everyday life. We do this in an atmosphere of love and respect, building partnerships through which Christs love can grow and by advocating for social justice within Blount County.

Wasted... People, Money and Lives

In January 2009, Assistant City Editor Mark Boxley (The Daily Times) undertook a six-month fellowship with the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at The Ohio State University. The digital media project he completed during the fellowship centered on the societal, economic and personal effects of drug abuse in Blount County.

Classic Warning Signs of an Abuser Not every abuser shows every one of the above signs, but if you are uncomfortable about a relationship for any of the above reasons, you have the RIGHT to end it!
Pushes for a quick, exclusive commitment
Controlling especially regarding money and whereabouts
Unrealistic expectations
Isolation from family and friends
Blames others for problems or mistakes
Makes others responsible for his/her feelings
Cruelty to animals or children
Playful use of force during sex
Verbal abuse
Rigid gender roles
Sudden mood swings
Past history of battering
Constant threats & threats of violence
I came across this story while searching the subject of mental and physical abuse. The reason for my search was that I have seen so many young women living in fear of an abusive or threatening boyfriend or spouse. Over the years of watching friends of my kids from their early years in kindergarten, on to high school and beyond I have known many to become involved in abusive relationships with many of them feeling there is no way out.
Denominations & Faiths
Many of our local churches have ministries that may serve to meet your needs. As this site is built I hope to have these broken down by categorizing the types of help or aid available from each church.

         There are many faiths represented in this web site. And even though some differ in beliefs I will not exclude them based upon my own convictions. My prayer is that those seeking aid will find not only find spiritual comfort but find relief for their immediate burdens be they physical, mental or spiritual.

Defense of all life: BCRL (Blount County Right to Life) members believe that all life including life of unborn babies is God-given, precious, and worthy of protection. We try to assist in the fight to protect life through public education... there
are two victims of an abortion the unborn baby and his or her mother....
All parents, grandparents and care providers for children need to occasionally visit the following web sites to gain insight into Crimes Against Children, Exploited Children and much more. I will also offer links for Child Abusers in this community and links and emergency contact information with our local Police Departments. If you have suggestions I would love to hear them.

CALL 1-800-824-3463
The Tennessee children listed on this site do not represent all missing children in the state. Many cases are resolved before reports are received by TBI and reports are not received consistently from across the state. The children posted here are parental abductions, children considered at risk and those cases which publication would best serve.

Its nearly unthinkable, but every year thousands of children become victims of crimewhether its kidnappings, violent attacks, or sexual abuse. The mission of our Crimes Against Children (CAC) program is threefold: first, to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; second, to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes
against children; and third, to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations...

The AMBER Alert System is an early warning program designed to help quickly locate abducted children in local communities. It works like this: following an abduction, law enforcement notifies broadcasters and transportation officials, who interrupt transmissions to get the word out. AMBER stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created in Texas as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman...



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Personal Care Choices
At Personal Care Choices, we offer a variety of services
that include (but not limited to) in-home personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping...

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble... Psalms 9:9

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I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.