On July 1, 1973, the doors to The Columbus Home program opened for the very first time, serving as an emergency shelter and home for abused and neglected children. Thanks to the support of the Knights of Columbus, The Knox County Juvenile Court System, Tennessee’s Department of Human Services and East Tennessee’s Catholic community, Columbus Home has served thousands of children in need.
Presently, the Columbus Home program has expanded its services to encompass even more children and families in need throughout our area, through its 3 unique programs:
- The Columbus Home Group Home services young men, between the ages of 12-17, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other factors affecting their well-being.
- The Columbus Home Children’s Emergency Shelter, which provides a caring, safe haven for children (from infancy through age 17) removed from their homes and awaiting longer-term placement.
- The Columbus Home Assisting Parents (C.H.A.P) program, which is a home-based parent education and support service that provides crisis intervention and support for families experiencing life stressors.
Check out our Columbus Home photo album for more of our program’s unique history!
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