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The ultimate goal for VMC’s Street Outreach is to help neighbors who are living in outdoor locations obtain their own permanent housing. We do this by providing access to housing case management services offered across our community. Direct services can include anything from providing accurate information about housing and programs, to providing a ride to the doctor, to helping another agency provider locate a client who has lost touch. VMC’s Street Outreach staff work in a team to visit various camps and sites where those experiencing street homelessness regularly gather. The Street Outreach team maintains a consistent schedule of visits to these sites in order to develop relationships and trust.

VMC Street Outreach
511 N. Broadway
(entrance on the Broadway side of the building; office located in the same area as the Dental Clinic)

Who we serve:

VMC Street Outreach teams help neighbors who are living in outdoor locations throughout Knoxville and Knox County.

What we provide:

Housing-Focused Street Outreach services, including connection to housing programs and shelter through the Coordinated Entry System (CHAMP)

Walk-in office hours at 511 N. Broadway on Thursdays when the Outreach flag is at the front gate.

  • Spring & Summer office hours: 2 P.M. – 4 P.M.

  • Fall & Winter office hours: 9 A.M. – 11 A.M.

Clothing and toiletries available at 511 N. Broadway

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Shower trailer available in the Safe Space off Cooper St.

  • Monday-Thursday 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.


**Note: Outreach workers spend most of their time in the field and will return calls when they are in the office

To learn more about the services VMC is bringing to the streets and encampments, follow VMC Street Outreach - Knoxville on Facebook at or scan this QR code with your phone’s camera app.

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