Blount Community Fund invests in ending child and family homelessness through Family Promise!

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Blount Community Fund invests in ending child and family homelessness through Family Promise!

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Family Promise of Blount County is honored to announce that we received the first grant from the newly-formed Blount Community Fund through the East Tennessee Foundation!

With this $2,000 grant, Family Promise of Blount County provides financial subsidies to homeless families with children (infant through age four) so the children can be enrolled in local childcare/preschool facilities. These subsidies offer opportunities for children to improve social skills and contribute to future educational success. Parents are able to maintain/obtain work/income so that the family can afford permanent housing and no longer be homeless.

Blount Community Fund was established in 2016 by a local donor and a group of community leaders who wanted to make a lasting commitment to the people of Blount County by developing a resource to achieve community goals and promote Blount County. Administered by the East Tennessee Foundation, the Blount Community Fund is a permanent endowment that has been created to support opportunities to advance and improve the quality of life of the residents of Blount County.

Family Promise of Blount County leads the way in creating a community where every child has a home. Started in 2008, Family Promise has helped over 275 families achieve sustainable independence through emergency shelter, transitional housing, and moving out to permanent housing through the Going Home, Staying Home program. At this time, over 72% of families served have maintained permanent housing for 6 months after leaving Family Promise programs.

For more info about how Family Promise helps homeless families with children, please call us at 865.233.4737 or email us at tlatham@blountfamilypromise.org.  For more info about East Tennessee Foundation or the Blount Community Fund, please visit www.EastTennesseeFoundation.org.