Help For Families
Look below for some great school and community resources!
Please ask your teacher or school counselor for more information about any of these programs!
Free and Reduced Lunch/Breakfast Knox County offers this service for families in need. If you would like assistance in this area, please go to lunchapplication.com to fill out an application and find out if you qualify.
Food for Kids Food for Kids is a collaborative effort between Second Harvest and your child’s school. The program is designed to provide healthy, easily-prepared food to children who may be missing meals on a regular basis. These children are discreetly given a backpack full of food for themselves (and any siblings they may have at home) every Friday throughout the school year. Please contact your child’s teacher or school counselor for more information.
Shoes For Kids Cedar Bluff Elementary is able to offer families shoes or shoe vouchers through a generous partnership with local churches and the Elks Lodge. Children can get one pair of shoes per semester. If your child is in need of shoes, please notify your child’s teacher or school counselor for more information.
Knox County Schools Clothing Center PTA Established by PTA schools in the 1930’s, the purpose of this project is to provide Knox County students the clothing needed to attend school on a daily basis. Knox County school children that visit the Clothing Center receive new and gently used clothing. Please contact your child’s teacher or school counselor for more information.
Vine Health Clinic The Vine School Health Center is a full service pediatric clinic located in the Vine Middle Magnet School in Knoxville, TN. They offer health and mental health care as well as psychoeducational services such as educational assessment and targeted interventions.These services are available by appointment for all Knox County students. Most services are available at reduced cost to the families of the student based on a generous fee sliding scale. We bill insurance, including TennCare, for those students who are insured. To make an appointment call (865)594-5078 or visit their website for more information.
Grandparents As Parents A great resource for grandparents raising their grandchildren. They offer resource help as well as emotional and legal support. They even have a free bi-annual family camp! Contact the manager, Tracy Van de Vate, at 865-524-2786 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also look at their website for more information.