Family and Community Resources

The Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County is a non-profit agency that serves children who have been victims of child abuse, child sexual abuse, or are in drug endangered homes, along with their non-offending parent members. The goals of the Child Advocacy Center are to increase children’s safety, help children and their families heal from the trauma and victimization of child abuse and child sexual abuse, and help prosecute child abuse perpetrators.

Providers of foster care and adoption services. We strive to provide Permanency, Safety, and Well-Being for every child in custody.

At Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center our mission is simple but powerful: to PROTECT victims, PREVENT violence, and EMPOWER survivors.

We accomplish this by providing citizens of Rutherford County with the resources and assistance necessary to effectively deal with the personal, social, and legal implications of victimization by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Support group offering friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, for any cause.

Parents as Teachers, a Knox County Health Department program, is parental to kindergarten program that helps parents know how to be their child’s first and most influential teacher. This is designed to ensure young children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

The Way of Hope is a faith-based emergency shelter for women and women with children. It is their goal to protect this high-risk sector of society from the many types of victimization that they suffer.
The Women’s Resource Center can provide a safe place during the day as well as at night in The Way Of Hope. Their programming teaches boundary setting, goal assessment, anger management, budgeting, and Christian ethics.