• DISABILITY & REHABILTATION      click here to return


    Cherryhaven Home                                                                        Phone: 865-584-0841

    Tennessee Children’s Home                                                            Fax:     865-588-6560


    Cherryhaven Home provides services to special young adult women who are in need of care. Cherryhaven is a habilitation center for adult women between the ages of 18 to 30. Our goal is providing transitional living skills necessary for them to live on their own in an apartment or house. Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM

    Sunshine Industries                                                           Phone: 865-546-9431

    3000 North Central Street, 37917                                      Fax:     865-546-7960

    Website: www.sunshinekcarc.com


    Employment Program

    Sunshine Industries provides short-term vocational training and long-term sheltered employment to individuals with developmental disabilities. Work includes light industrial subcontract jobs for local businesses, as well as a metal shop where commodities are manufactured for the federal government. 


    Residential Program

    Sunshine Industries offers both Independent Living and Beta Home Programs. The ILP provides minimal supports to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in the community. Residents pay their living cost and a monthly supervision fee. Beta Homes serve a coed group of adults who have a dual diagnosis of developmental disabilities and/or mental illness. Training by staff promotes personal growth and development for residents who require consistent structure and supervision.


    TEIS (Tennessee’s Early Intervention System)                                   Phone: 800-852-7157 (toll free)

    2726 Island Home Blvd., 37920

    Website: http://tn.gov/education/TEIS/index.html


    TEIS is a voluntary educational program for families with children ages birth through two years of age with disabilities or developmental delays. The primary goal of EI is to support families in promoting their child’s optimal development and to facilitate the child’s participation in family and community activities. It is the parents who provide the real early intervention by creatively adapting their child care methods to facilitate the development of their child, while balancing the needs of the rest of the family. Weekly home visits provide caregivers support and information, and teach them skills that will help them promote development in their child. Office Hours: Monday- Friday from 8:00AM – 4:30PM


    Vocational Rehabilitation                                                            Phone: 865-594-6060

    Regional Office

    531 Henley Street, Suite 520, 37902

    Site Location-Knox County Career Center                                    Phone: 865-594-2741

    1610 University Avenue, 37921                             

    Website: http://tennessee.gov/humanserv/rehab/vrs.html


    Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal and state-funded program providing services to help individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment. It is designed to assist individuals of work age with physical and/or mental disabilities compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood. Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 4:30PM