Keys of Hope Luncheon

2024 Keys of Hope Luncheon

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Join us for the 14th Annual Keys of Hope Luncheon and Unlock Hope!

Tickets on sale now

Individual Tickets -$75.00 each

Table of 10 – $750.00

Why Keys of Hope?

YWCA’s Keys of Hope Luncheon exists to support the YWCA’s essential Jenny Boyd Keys of Hope Women’s Program which provides safe, affordable housing for 58 women in downtown Knoxville for up to two years.

At the YWCA, 24-hour staff provides support and monthly programming for women to encourage goal planning, career advancement, self-care, budgeting, and permanent housing. In 2021, the YWCA housed 130 women and received over 2,000 calls for housing. The need is overwhelming!

Who Are the Women of Keys of Hope?

Like 87% of our residents, Sue* has a history of domestic violence. Last year, Sue lost her job and soon found herself homeless and living in a motel. She came to the YWCA seeking a safe place to start over. After meeting with a program counselor, Sue moved into the Jenny Boyd Keys of Hope Women’s Program. She participated in financial literacy classes and health and wellness classes. With job training, she was able to find new employment and pay off her debts. Sue is working full-time and recently saved enough money to transition into her own permanent housing.

Why YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley?

Funds raised through this event support life-changing programs that empower victims of domestic violence; provide a safe, nurturing environment for our most at-risk youth; encourage boys and men to prevent violence against women; and provide safe, affordable housing to women and their families, in Knoxville and throughout the Tennessee Valley.

2023 Keys of Hope Luncheon

YWCA held its 13th Annual Keys of Hope Luncheon on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. Thanks to our generous Sponsors, Table hosts, Employees and Attendees, over $148,000 was raised to support our Keys of Hope Program.

Thank you to our sponsors

Thank you to our generous partners for supporting YWCA’s Key of Hope Luncheon:

Key partners

Promise partners

Wanda & John Sobieski

Hope partners

Beth Ford

Maureen McBride

Susan Edwards

Susan Seagraves