YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley

COVID-19: Client Resources

We Are Here To Help

YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley is committed to serving our clients during these uncertain times. Our Keys of Hope Women's Program continues to serve the 58 women who call the YWCA home, and we will continue to accept new clients to our waiting list. Victim Advocates are available via phone to provide danger assessments and assist in securing orders of protection for clients escaping domestic violence. While the Phyllis Wheatley Center may close intermittently to limit the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to provide resources and assistance to our families in East Knoxville.

Have a question or need more information about these resources? Please call our 24-hour front desk at 865-523-6126 to be connected with the resources you need. Additional community resources are listed below for your convenience. We are here for you.

Not Sure Where to Start? Visit or Call 2-1-1.

• Do you need assistance? United Way maintains a comprehensive database with information on employment resources, food assistance, legal aid, housing and utilities, and much more. Please visit their website or call 2-1-1 for more information.

Employment Resources

• Are you looking for employment opportunities? Our friends at Star 102.1 are maintaining a list of employers that are currently hiring. Please visit their website for more information.

• Looking to file for unemployment benefits? The State of Tennessee website has the resources you need.

Food Assistance

• Knox County Schools will provide two days’ worth of meals to be distributed on Monday and Wednesday, and a day’s worth of meals on Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be distributed at the same time. The meals will be available at one of 34 designated emergency feeding sites via drive-thru or walk-up for children to consume at home. For distribution sites, please visit their website.

• Second Harvest Food Bank has pantries located throughout East Tennessee for meal pickup. Please visit their website to find the distribution center closest to you.

• Many local restaurants, churches, and community agencies are offering 1-day or 1-week programs to help fill in the gaps from these resources. Please follow YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley and United Way of Greater Knoxville on Facebook for updates!

Legal Assistance

• The University of Tennessee Legal Clinic is committed to serving our community, and is fully operational while working remote at this time. Please call 865-974-2331 for assistance.