About Us

We are a non-profit created to house the homeless, educate the community, and equip
stakeholders to provide lasting solutions to end homelessness in our  twelve county
region, which includes Anderson, Blount, Campbell,
Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger,
Hamblen, Jefferson, Loudon, Monroe, Sevier, and Union County

OUR VISION

To create a region where HOMELESSNESS IS
RARE and lasts less than 30 days. We believe
that ALL INDIVIDUALS deserve access to safe,
decent, and affordable housing.

OUR CORE VALUES

OUR PEOPLE

We meet people where they are, without judgment and condemnation, and ignore the stigmatism of homelessness.

CREATE LASTING CHANGE

We embrace change. We don’t accept the status quo. We dig deep to find and address root causes of homelessness.

BRIDGING THE GAP

We create win-win opportunities and seek lasting solutions to homelessness through education and resources throughout our region.

OUR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

1 in 4 people live in conditions that harm their health, safety, prosperity, and opportunities. We’re on a mission to change that with our strategic initiatives.

BUILT FOR ZERO

This movement is made up of homeless providers within the 12 county regions that have committed to measurably ending homelessness, one population at a time.

F.O.C.U.S Center

The F.O.C.U.S Center (Feed, Outreach, Clothe, Uplift, Serve) is a welcoming and safe location for homeless families and individuals to receive a meal and other items of necessity in Region One (Anderson/Campbell/Claiborne), as we work to open future a F.O.C.U.S Center in each of our remaining three regions.

OUR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

1 in 4 people live in conditions that harm their health, safety, prosperity, and opportunities. We’re on a mission to change that with our strategic initiatives.

BUILT FOR ZERO

This movement is made up of homeless providers within the 12 county regions that have committed to measurably ending homelessness, one population at a time.

F.O.C.U.S Center

The F.O.C.U.S Center (Feed, Outreach, Clothe, Uplift, Serve) is a welcoming and safe location for homeless families and individuals to receive a meal and other items of necessity in Region One (Anderson/Campbell/Claiborne), as we work to open future a F.O.C.U.S Center in each of our remaining three regions.

Let’s end
homelessness
together!

Donate today to support our strategic
initiatives and help fight homelessness in
our region. Every donation counts!

TVCH Programs

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH or “supportive housing”) is for people who need long-term housing assistance with supportive services in order to stay housed. Individuals and families living in supportive housing often have long histories of homelessness and face persistent obstacles to maintaining housing, such as serious mental illness, a substance use disorder, or a chronic medical problem. PSH programs allow people with one or more serious disabling conditions to stabilize their housing and receive treatment for their underlying conditions. The combination of housing and supportive services creates a synergy that allows tenants to progress toward recovery and independence.

Basic Requirements to Qualify for PSH

To be eligible for PSH, an individual must be: 

  1. Chronically Homeless (as defined by HUD)
  2. Physically, Mentally, Developmentally, and/or Emotionally Disabled (as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act)

TVCH Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

Family Services Program – Chronically homeless households in Campbell County
Operation Restore Program – Chronically homeless veterans in Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Monroe, Sevier, and Union Counties

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The TVCH Emergency Solutions Grant assists literally homeless clients with obtaining permanent housing. Emphasizing a Rapid Rehousing priority, TVCH provides financial assistance to clients in both Campbell and Monroe Counties with the objective of placing in permanent housing.

Basic Requirements to Qualify for ESG Assistance

  1. Literally Homeless (Currently in a Shelter or Living in a Place Not Meant for Human Habitation)
  2. A Resident of Monroe County, Campbell County, and Sevier County
Prospective individuals, and agencies who may be representing them, are encouraged to call our assistance hotline at 865-556-0791 to learn about qualifying for ESG assistance.

Want to help make a difference in our
twelve rural East Tennessee counties?

OUR TEAM

Christie Goins

Director of Marketing and Development

April Keeton

Director of Data Management

Brandon Harris

Director of Operations

Tana Daugherty

Program Director

Kristen Collins

Permanent Supportive Housing Family Services Case Manager

Macrea Love

Covid Mitigation Coordinator

Katelyn McGuire

Grant Writer/Administrator

Skylar Vincent

Program Assistant Manager

OUR TEAM

Christopher Taylor

CEO

Savanna Sims

Director of Data Management

Hannah Henderson

Director of Finance

Christie Goins

Director of Marketing and Development

Brandon Harris

Director of Operations

Tana Daugherty

Program Director

Christine Gonzalez

Emergency Solutions Grant Case Manager

Kristen Collins

Permanent Supportive Housing Family Services Case Manager

Emilee Weich

Grant Writer/Data Specialist

Skylar Vincent

Program Assistant Manager

Want to help change East Tennessee?

Explore our job openings and join the team.

Our Partners

Provide Financing Support To Help Individuals Build Livelihoods