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Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Inc.

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418 North Broadway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Contact Information

Phone:    (865) 673-6540


Knox Area Rescue Ministries provides daily for those most vulnerable and desperate among us, first supplying rescue services of food and shelter, then healthy, supportive relationships, and ultimately restoration, including job-training opportunities. We believe that rescue begins when someone comes through our doors with all their brokenness on display. We then offer safe shelter, a warm meal, and overwhelming biblical hospitality. When rescue is combined with the support and encouragement provided by healthy relationships that reflect the heart of Jesus - Jesus, who spent his earthly ministry investing in 12 individuals who in turn invested in others - then true restoration can occur...restoration to God, self, family, and community. KARM serves nearly 1,000 meals per day, feeding not only the homeless, but many in crisis who must choose between food and other basic needs. KARM's emergency and residential shelter for men, women and families are home to nearly 400 people each night, providing a safe place of encouragement to those in need.

Services Provided

Ministry to Men

Day room, Emergency shelter, Transitional housing

Women and Family Ministries

Emergency shelter, Case management, Extended shelter (not long term), Single women (no children), Single women (with children), Long-term recovery/rehab program (90 days or more)

Children and Youth

Senior Citizens


Prepared meals served

Jail and Prison Ministry


Job skill training programs, Employment/career readiness programs, Life skills training


Thrift store

Mental Health

Medical-Dental-Eye Service

Regularly scheduled medical clinic, Medical Respite Care

Chapel Services


Support Groups


Other Programs

Other Services