The Home Place is a residential facility that provides a stable, healthy environment and intensive case management services for individuals who are homeless with limited income who are living with HIV/AIDS. Located in a convenient part of Chattanooga, the Home Place is close to hospitals and doctors’ offices, and is on the bus line to allow clients to be as independent as possible within a safe and home-like environment.
The Home Place offers seven fully furnished efficiency style apartments, with private baths that feature all the necessary items for comfortable living. Common areas of the home include a kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry facilities, deck, yard, and cookout area.
Since 1997, the Home Place has been providing a supportive and compassionate environment for at-risk and/or homeless people with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. As with all Catholic Charities programs, the Home Place relies on private contributions to help meet the needs of its clients and the considerable cost of operating a residential program. Volunteers play a vital role in providing family style meals for the residents. Meals may be prepared on site, with help and interaction from the clients, or dropped off.
Protein shakes and pre-packaged nutritional snacks are always accepted.
- 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.
- 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.