Samaritan Place expands to house more seniors

Samaritan Place opened its expansion in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 30. The long-anticipated expansion project will allow the program to help more seniors in crisis. “For every single person here who calls Samaritan Place home this is a place of comfort and refuge from life on the streets,” said Lisa Healy, interim director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. …

New program leader looks forward to program expansion

Samaritan Place has a new program leader, and she is already jumping into making Samaritan Place and welcoming home for more seniors in crisis. Mandy McKay took over as program leader of Samaritan Place in July. A Knoxville native, Ms. McKay has a background in working in case management and property management. She said that working with seniors and helping …

UT Business Students Host Eighth Annual Barefoot Benefit

Kick off your shoes! The Barefoot Benefit is pleased to announce this year’s 5K, Fun Run, and Fall Festival will be hosted on Sunday, Oct. 15, in Sequoyah Hills Park-West Parking Lot. All funds raised will go towards Samaritan Place, an emergency shelter for senior citizens in Knoxville, TN. With different activities for every age, this year’s Barefoot Benefit is …

Catholic Charities receives $2,500 grant from Bank of America

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee received a $2,500 grant from Bank of America to benefit Samaritan Place. Pictured (l-r) are Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee; John M. Hall, Knoxville market president for Bank of America; Rhea Ennist, program manager for Samaritan Place; and Paul Ritter, director of programs for CCETN. Samaritan Place …

Volunteer Spotlight – Brian Halford

He’s only 18 years old, but Brian Halford has accomplished quite a bit in his life so far. In May, Brian graduated from Bearden High School and will attend Pellissippi State Community College in the fall. He hopes to get his core classes out of the way, before transferring to the University of Tennessee to study Electrical Engineering. Brian is …