YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley | Victim Services

Housing Programs

Jenny Boyd Keys of Hope Women's Program

YWCA's Jenny Boyd Keys of Hope Women's Program has been a home and safe space for women in need for nearly a century. Women come to the YWCA for a variety of reasons and with a variety of needs. Whatever the reason for a woman's stay, the program's goal is to provide affordable housing in a safe environment with supportive services that promote self-sufficiency without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Safer and Stronger Transitional Housing Program: Anderson County

In Fall 2017, YWCA created the Safer and Stronger Transitional Housing Program to offer scattered-site transitional housing to victims of domestic violence and their families. Funded by Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), this program is specifically for residents of Anderson County who are fleeing a domestic violence situation. This program offers financial education, parenting education, and trauma informed care, including support groups and classes specifically for victims of domestic violence.

Application Process

1. Contact YWCA at 865-523-6126 to schedule an intake with our Transitional Housing Coordinator.

2. Complete and return application at program intake.

3. Transitional housing coordinator will work with you to determine next steps.

Additional Program Requirements

1. Must be a resident of Anderson County.

2. Must be a recent victim of domestic violence, in need of housing due to domestic violence.

Safer and Stronger Transitional Housing Program: Tennessee Valley

In November 2018, with funding from the Office on Violence Against Women, the YWCA extended the scattered-site transitional housing program. This program is available to victims of domestic violence and their families in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, and Sevier Counties who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence or stalking. This program offers financial education, parenting education, and trauma-informed care, including support groups and classes specifically for victims of domestic violence.

Application Process

1. Contact YWCA at 865-523-6126 to schedule an intake with our Transitional Housing Coordinator.

2. Complete and return application at program intake.

3. Transitional housing coordinator will work with you to determine next steps.

Additional Program Requirements

1. Does not have be a resident of Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane or Sevier counties, but must be willing to live in those counties as a part of the program.

2. This program is for victims who are homeless or in need of transitional housing as a result of a situation of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence or stalking.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous partners for supporting YWCA's Jenny Boyd Keys of Hope: