Columbus Home Children’s Services
Columbus Home Children’s Services CCETN provides a continuum of care to children, birth through 17, who have been or are in danger of being removed from the home because of abuse, neglect or other endangerment. Services include intensive in-home services and family counseling to prevent abuse or out-of-home placement of children; emergency shelter and assessment for placement determination; a residential group home; and supervised visitation and parenting classes for non-custodial parents and their children. For information about specific programs, please visit:
C.H.A.P. (Columbus Home Assisting Parents)
Columbus Home Children’s Emergency Shelter
Columbus Home Group Home

Counseling & Education
Counseling services include therapeutic counseling in various schools and parishes in the area and, on a sliding fee scale, for others in the community with limited income. Pregnancy and post-abortion counseling are also offered, along with life-skill mentoring for both men and women dealing with the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy. CCETN also provides financial counseling and evaluation services to the Knoxville Diocese for families seeking assistance with school tuition. For information about specific programs, please visit:
Pregnancy Services
Therapeutic Counseling
Tuition Evaluation

Emergency shelter, and short- and long-term transitional housing are available for single women and one- and two-parent families in group and single-family sites across Knox and Roane counties and in Northeast Tennessee. In addition to emergency and transitional housing, Samaritan Place, for senior adults, also offers permanent supportive housing, day stay and respite care services. Samaritan Place is one of fewer than 20 such programs in the nation. All shelter and housing services clients receive intensive case management. For information about specific programs, please visit:
Permanent Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill
Samaritan Place
The Home Place
Transitional Housing for Families

Population-specific, CCETN’s various outreach programs seek to: promote inclusion of the disabled; foster family unity and self-sufficiency of immigrant families; provide hunger relief through various food pantries.  For information about specific programs, please visit:
Crazy Quilt Friendship Center
Housing Counseling
Interfaith Senior Services
Office of Immigrant Services