Berea transforms lives through work, learning, and service

“I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.”   John 10:10 Berea is an unprecedented personal development opportunity at KARM focused on work, learning, and service. It is now fully integrated into our ministry services and structure at KARM and has transformed KARM into a work-learn-serve campus. Work. Learn. Serve. After food, shelter, and […]


Everyone’s story is different…there is no typical homeless person.

Everyone’s story is different. It’s sometimes easy to profile a person who’s homeless, and assume the story is the same. But the reasons someone may be homeless are complex and varied…from unemployment, to illness, to domestic violence, to sudden unexpected circumstances, to making poor relationship choices, like the situation Mark found himself in. Mark was […]


“I didn’t have any place to go…”

Ron enjoyed all the perks of a six-figure salary until his drug addiction finally got the better of him.  He lost his wife, his business, and his home….and ended up sleeping in a basement.  “I couldn’t function anymore,” he said.  “I didn’t have any place to go.” Thanks to you, Knox Area Rescue Ministries was […]


Thank you, East Tennessee!

We want to say thank you! With your help in 2016, KARM served 269,000 meals to our hungry neighbors, provided 122,657 nights of safe shelter for those with no where to sleep, and celebrated with 103 men and women graduated who from our LaunchPoint Program, where they set new life goals and attainable action plans to end their cycle of homelessness.  These and many […]