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Knoxville Center of the Deaf (Knoxville Center of the Deaf)
http://www.kcdtn.org/ (opens in new window)
3731 Martin Mill Pike
Knoxville, TN  37920
579-0832

Contact: Terry Osborne, CEO
Phone: 579-0832 or 978-6051 (VP)
Email: tosborne@kcdtn.org

Second Contact: Craig Lemak,COO
Email: clemak@kcdtn.org
Phone: 579-0832


Subjects: DEAF, DISABILITIES, BLIND, VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Comments: To encourage, recognize, promote needs of deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind people in pursuit of economic security, social equality, access to community resources/

Last Updated: October 19, 2018

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Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS)
https://www.tn.gov/education/early-learning/tennessee-early-intervention-system-teis.html (opens in new window)
2726 Island Home Blvd
Knoxville, TN  37920
609-3598

Contact: Diane kuhlman, District Admin.
Phone: 609-3598
Email: diane.p.kuhlman@tn.gov

Second Contact: Rhonda Cheeks, Secretary
Email: rhonda.x.cheeks@tn.gov
Phone: 609-3568


Affiliation: Tennessee Department Of Education, Division of TEIS

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, DISABILITIES, PARENTS, CHILDREN

Comments: A voluntary educational program for families with children birth through age two with a developmental delay, are at risk for delays, or have a disagnosed condition which could impact education

Last Updated: July 30, 2019

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Rainbow Acres - Knoxville (Rainbow Acres - Knoxville)
http://www.tnbaptisthomes.org/RA-Knox.html (opens in new window)
220 Templeton Rd
Knoxville, TN  37918
689-2762

Contact: Russ Mitchell, Co-Team Leader
Phone: 689-2762
Email: rainbowk@tnbaptisthomes.org

Second Contact: Francie Koehrsen, Co-Team Leader
Email: rainbowk@tnbaptisthomes.org
Phone: 689-2762


Affiliation: Tenn Baptist Adult Homes

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, GROUP HOMES, DISABILITIES, RELIGION, BAPTISTS

Comments: Operates Christian group home ministries for adults with intellectual disabilities; provides speakers

Last Updated: April 20, 2018

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Cerebral Palsy Center For Handicapped Adults (Cerebral Palsy Center)
http://www.cpcenter.org (opens in new window)
241 E Woodland Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37917
523-0491

Contact: Angelia Jones, Executive Director
Phone: 523-0491 or 523-0492FAX
Email: frontdesk@cpcenter.org


Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, DISEASES, CEREBRAL PALSY, DISABILITIES, GROUP HOMES

Comments: Provide adult daycare to severely handicapped adults in Knox County, job development, group home.

Last Updated: July 31, 2019

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Goodwill Industries of Knoxville, Inc. (Goodwill Industries of Knoxville)
http://www.gwiktn.org (opens in new window)
PO BOX 11066
Knoxville, TN  37939
588-8567
Location, if other than mailing address: 5307 Kingston Pike, 37919
Contact: Elizabeth Nother, CEO
Phone: 588-8567 or 588-0075 FAX
Email: info3@gwiktn.org


Affiliation: Goodwill Industries International

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, REHABILITATION, JOB TRAINING, DISABILITIES, EMPLOYMENT

Comments: Provides vocational services and employment opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people who face barriers to employment

Last Updated: June 20, 2018

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Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (Senior Citizens Home Asst. Service)
http://www.schas.org (opens in new window)
PO BOX 3025
Knoxville, TN  37927
523-2920
Location, if other than mailing address: 215 Bearden Place 37917
Contact: Carrie Jordan, Dir. Marketing
Phone: 523-2920
Email: cjordan@schas.org

Second Contact: Tim Howell, CEO
Email: thowell@.schas.org
Phone: 523-2920


Affiliation: National Homecaring Council

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, SENIOR CITIZENS, DISABILITIES

Comments: Homemaker service, respite, home hair care for elderly and handicapped persons in homes or nursing homes; Renaissance Terrace, an assisted living facility. Organization is a 501c3 established in 1970 serving 20 counties in East TN. Please see website.

Last Updated: December 4, 2018

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Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee--Head Start (Knoxville-Knox County Head Start)
http://www.knoxcac.org (opens in new window)
2400 Piedmont Street
Knoxville, TN  37921-7048
522-2193

Contact: Nancy Thomas, Director
Phone: 522-2193 or 522-2338 FAX
Email: kkchs@comcast.net

Second Contact: Renee Hauge, Assistant Director
Email: kkchs@comcast.net
Phone: 522-2193


Affiliation: Community Action Committee

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, PRESCHOOL EDUCATION, EDUCATION, CHILDREN

Comments: Information, social services and training services for families; interests are health, nutrition, dental, mental health, disabilities; speakers available

Last Updated: November 3, 2017

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Arc Knox County (Arc Knox County)
http://www.sunshinekcarc.com/ (opens in new window)
3000 N Central Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37917
546-9431 X218

Contact: Judy Wohlwend, Exc. Dir.
Phone: 546-9431 X218 or 546-7960 FAX
Email: jwohlwend@sunshinekcarc.com

Second Contact: Alexis Dyer, HR/PR Director
Email: adyer@sunshinekcarc.com
Phone: 546-9431 X219


Affiliation: National Arc, Tennessee Arc

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, DISABILITIES, GROUP HOMES, EMPLOYMENT, CHILDREN, PARENTS, JOB TRAINING

Comments: Also called Sunshine Services (Industries); serves citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities; information and referral; job training; group homes and independent living support; leisure services/

Last Updated: July 31, 2019

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Knoxville Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 24 And Auxiliary (Knoxville Disabled American Vets)
http://www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/tn/24/default.aspx (opens in new window)
2600 Holbrook Dr
Knoxville, TN  37918
689-7789

Contact: Diana Houston, Sgt at Arms
Phone: 689-7789
Email: dihstn@hotmail.com


Affiliation: Disabled American Veterans

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, VETERANS, MILITARY, DISABILITIES

Comments: Service to disabled veterans and their families, help public know about disabled veterans, meetings 2nd Thursday of month 6:30 p m at 2600 Holbrook Dr. 37918

Last Updated: May 1, 2018

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National Alliance on Mental Illness, Knoxville (NAMI Knoxville)
http://www.namiknoxville.org (opens in new window)
PO BOX 10004
Knoxville, TN  37939-0004
800-771-5491

Contact: Judy Evans
Phone: 800-771-5491 or 602-7814 FAX
Email: help@namiknoxville.org


Affiliation: Tennessee & National Alliance on Mental Illness

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, DISEASES, MENTAL HEALTH, DISABILITIES

Comments: Advocacy & support group for families & friends of persons who have severe & persistent mental illness such as depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD. Conferences, speakers, free classes for parents/

Last Updated: April 13, 2018

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East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, Inc. (ET Lions Eye Bank)
http://lionseyebanktn.com (opens in new window)
1924 Alcoa Highway U-26
Knoxville, TN  37920
305-9625

Contact: Valerie Stewart, Executive Director
Phone: 305-9625 or 523-4869 FAX
Email: etleb@mc.utmck.edu

Second Contact: Laura Gilleran, Office Manager


Affiliation: Eye Bank Association Of America

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, CORNEAL TRANSPLANTS, DISABILITIES, BLIND

Comments: Harvest corneas for transplants

Last Updated: May 21, 2018

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Sertoma Center, Inc. (Sertoma Center, Inc.)
http://www.sertoma.com (opens in new window)
1400 E Fifth Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37917
524-5555 X236

Contact: Lee Freeman
Phone: 524-5555 X236 or 524-5563 FAX
Email: info@sertoma.com

Second Contact: Marie Rousch
Phone: 524-5555 X225


Affiliation: CMRA

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION, DISABILITIES

Comments: Programs for persons with developmental disabilities -- both day and residential

Last Updated: April 11, 2018

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Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center (Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Ctr.)
http://www.patneal.org (opens in new window)
1901 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37916
331-3600

Contact: Mary Dillon, Medical Director
Phone: 331-3600 or 1-800-728-6325


Affiliation: JCAHO & CARF

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, REHABILITATION, DISABILITIES

Comments: Provide comprehensive programs (including support groups and rehabilitation) for people disabled by stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, etc.

Last Updated: June 19, 2018

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Disability Rights Tennessee
http://www.disabilityrightstn.org/ (opens in new window)
9050 Executive Park Drive Ste 101B
Knoxville, TN  37923
670-2944

Contact: Anna Bass, Program and Quality Assurance
Phone: 670-2944
Email: gethelp@disabilityrightstn.org

Second Contact: Intake / Request for Services
Phone: 800-342-1660

Phone: 670-2944

Affiliation: Natl Assn Of Protection And Advocacy Systems

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, DISABILITIES, ADVOCACY

Comments: Advocate for and protect the rights of people with disabilities. Information and referral, brochures. CALLS MUST BE MADE TO TOLL-FREE NUMBER IN NASHVILLE

Last Updated: April 23, 2018

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Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR) (Shangri-La Therap. Acad. of Riding)
http://www.rideatstar.org (opens in new window)
11800 Highway 11E
Lenoir City, TN  37772
988-4711

Contact: Lynn Petr, Exec. Dir.
Phone: 988-4711 or 988-4712 FAX
Email: star@rideatstar.org

Second Contact: Kristen Sanders, Director of Administration.
Phone: 988-4711


Affiliation: PATH International

Subjects: DISABILITIES, THERAPY, HEALTH, ANIMALS, HORSES

Comments: Provides challenging, therapeutic experiences using horse-related activities for persons with disabilities or special challenges.

Last Updated: March 19, 2018

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disABILITY Resource Center (Knoxville disABILITY Resource Ctr)
http://www.drctn.org (opens in new window)
9111 Cross Park Dr Suite E 135
Knoxville, TN  37923
637-3666

Contact: Lillian Burch, Executive Director
Phone: 637-3666 or 637-5616 FAX
Email: drc@drctn.org

Second Contact: Alison Butler, Assistant Director
Email: abutler@drctn.org
Phone: 637-3666

Third Contact: Teletypewriter (TTY)
Phone: 637-6976


Affiliation: National Council on Independent Living

Subjects: DISABILITIES, SOCIAL SERVICE

Comments: A nonprofit that is run for and by people with disabilities, assisting people with disabilities to gain independence and fully integrate and participate in the community

Last Updated: August 1, 2019

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Tennessee Library for Accessible Books and Media (Library for the Blind)
https://sos.tn.gov/tsla/labm (opens in new window)
403 7th Ave North
Nashville, TN  37243
1-800-342-3308

Contact: Maria Sochor, Director
Phone: 1-800-342-3308
Email: tlbph.tsla@tn.gov

Phone: 615-741-3915

Affiliation: Tennessee State Library & Archives

Subjects: BLIND, VISUALLY IMPAIRED, READING, LITERACY, DISABILITIES

Comments: State program of braille, recorded and large-print materials available to TN residents with visual or physical disabilities

Last Updated: July 27, 2019

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Renaissance Terrace
"https://renaissanceterrace.org" (opens in new window)
PO BOX 3025
Knoxville, TN  37927
544-1710
Location, if other than mailing address: 215 Bearden Place, Knoxville, TN 37917
Contact: Carrie Jordan, Director of Marketing
Phone: 544-1710 or 637-3817
Email: cjordan@schas.org

Email: "info@renaissanceterrace.org"
Knoxville, TN 
Affiliation: Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services

Subjects: senior citizens, social service, disabilities, housing

Comments: Assisted-living, 50-bed facility accepting Choices State benefits program ; owned and operated by Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS)

Last Updated: December 5, 2018

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Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee-Savings Check Up
http://www.knoxseniors.org/savings/ (opens in new window)
PO BOX 51650
Knoxville, TN  37950
865-546-6262
Location, if other than mailing address: 611 Winona St
Contact: Sara Mary Wallace, Coordinator
Phone: 865-546-6262
Email: saramary.wallace@knoxseniors.org

Knoxville, TN 
Affiliation: Community Action Committee-Office On Aging

Subjects: SOCIAL SERVICE, SENIOR CITIZENS, RETIRED PERSONS

Comments: Staff uses web based-tools and person-centered approaches to help low-income seniors and persons with disabilities find and enroll in all the benefits programs for which they are eligible, and create coordinated, community-wide systems of benefits access.

Last Updated: August 23, 2019

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