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Offering a transitional day program for the homeless, the Resource Center is a case management program which assists people in their efforts to work their way out of homelessness. Every member is assigned a case manager who works  with them to overcome barriers to housing and self-sufficiency. When housing is achieved, the case manager remains involved until independence is achieved. Various classes, a meal program, showers, laundry facilities and social activities are also offered as a part of the programming.

Who we serve

Knox County residents who are literally homeless (staying in emergency shelter or a place not meant for habitation)


What we provide

Case management to help locate permanent, affordable housing

Daytime temporary shelter

Classes to help with finding, qualifying for, and keeping housing


Telephone/Computer Access



Services are free


Times of service

Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm


How to get an appointment

We offer services to those who have been referred by the Coordinated Housing Assessment and Match Plan (CHAMP) assessment and have completed an orientation session.  Those interested in the Resource Center should start with a CHAMP assessment that can be completed in the VMC Bush Family Refuge Monday-Friday starting at 9:30 am.


What to bring

Those who have been referred to the Resource Center should bring the verification form provided at the CHAMP assessment. No other identification is needed.

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