Women, Infants, Children (WIC)
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Call to make an appointment at (865) 215-5016 or visit the website for more information Knox County WIC.
Help us Grow Succesfully (HUGS)
The Help Us Grow Successfully program is a targeted case management program that provides home-based intervention services to pregnant/postpartum women, children birth through the age of five (5) years and their primary caregivers. Home visitors screen for and identify potential problems, provide education, and connect families with resources in their communities. The HUGS program seeks to prevent or reduce risks as well as promote health and wellness. Call (865) 215-5000 for more information or visit the HUGS website.
Parents as Teachers
Knox County Schools offers Parents as Teachers, a free home-based parent education and family support program that provides information, activities and encouragement to families until their child enters Kindergarten. Call (865) 594-1159 for more information or visit the Parents as Teachers website.
Catholic Charities Pregnancy & Adoption Services
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee has three programs with various locations throughout East Tennessee: The Pregnancy Help Center, Adoption Services and Project Rachel. Visit those sites for more information or call (865) 524-9896.
Healthy Families of East Tennessee
A service of the Helen Ross McNabb Center, Inc., HFET serves first-time parents in Knox, Blount, Sevier, Loudon and Jefferson Counties. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call a Family Assessment worker at (865) 637-9711 ext 1275 or visit the Healthy Families of East Tennessee website.
TennCare Kids is a full program of check-ups and health care services for children who have TennCare. These services make sure babies, children, teens and young adults receive the health care they need. Good health begins at birth, so it’s important to check in, check up and check back. For more information visit TennCare Kids or call (865) 215-5173. The Tennessee Department of Human Services also has a wealth of good resources for teen parents.