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 http://lunchapplication.com/ to fill out an application and find out if you qualify.
Backpack buddies 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 every Friday throughout the school year. Please contact your child's teacher or school counselor for more information.
Shoes For Kids
Copper Ridge Elementary is able to offer families shoes or shoe vouchers through a generous partnership with local churches and organizations. If your child is in need of shoes, please notify the school counselor for information.
Knox County School Clothing Center
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.
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 gree bi-annuial family camp! Contact the manager, Tracy Vandevate, at 865-524-2786 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also look at their website for more information http://knoxseniors.org/grandparents.html If you would like a pamplet or more information please contact the school counselor.
Vine Health Clinic
The Vine School Health Center is a full service pedicatric 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. They 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.
Family Justice Center
The Knoxville Family Justice Center serves domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Ths comprehensive support center provides co-located services for victims and their children including prosecutors, detectives, clergy and social services professionals. Family Justice Centers are being replicated across America and around the worls. Please visit https://www.fjcknoxville.org or call 865-215-6800 for more information.