C.H.A.P. (Columbus Home Assisting Parents)

119 Dameron Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37917


Program Manager(s):

  • Knox County – Deborah Arnold (865) 603-3866 or darnold@ccetn.org
  • Grainger, Sevier & Blount Counties – Kim Cook (865) 603-3864 or kim@ccetn.org
  • Sequatchie, Grundy & Marion Counties – Tina Terrell:  (865) 210-1536 or tina@ccetn.org


C.H.A.P. is a home-based parent education and support service that provides parenting education, crisis intervention, and case management for families that are experiencing life stressors that impact parenting abilities. C.H.A.P.’s goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of children in the home by increasing parents’ skills and coping abilities. Additionally, the C.H.A.P. caseworker assists families in locating and utilizing other services in the community with the goal of empowering the family so that they can recognize issues as they arise and find their own positive solutions.

In addition to self-referrals, C.H.A.P. takes referrals from schools, medical facilities, churches, family friends/neighbors, and other community organizations.

Duration of services varies, based on the family’s specific needs, but usually lasts between three and six months. In operation since 1985, C.H.A.P. is funded in part by the state and is a licensed child abuse prevention agency. Services are provided at no cost to families, and the program operates under the auspices of Title VI.


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