Our History

- Incorporated in 1989, CCETN was founded to provide social services to East Tennessee.
- Member of Catholic Charities USA, the largest social service agency in the U.S.
- One in ten persons living at or below the federal poverty guidelines are served by Catholic Charities annually.


Fast Facts

- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee served more than 3322 individuals last year.
- We offer nine innovative programs to serve anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of religious affiliation.
- We estimate that fewer than 5% of the neighbors we serve Catholic.


Our Clients

- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.


Want to be part of the effort to restore wholeness and provide help?


Administrative Office • 119 Dameron Avenue • Knoxville, TN 37917 • 865-524-9896