Restoring Lives in Jesus’ Name

Rescue + Relationships = Restoration

We achieve our mission through our ministry equation of Rescue + Relationships = Restoration
KARM uses this ministry equation because Jesus used it. He rescued us. He longs for a relationship with us. Through that rescue and ever-present, ever-growing relationship, He restores us. He spent his earthly ministry modeling for His followers the power and eternal impact of investing in others. 

We achieve our mission through our ministry equation of Rescue + Relationships = Restoration

KARM uses this ministry equation because Jesus used it. He rescued us. He longs for a relationship with us. Through that rescue and ever-present, ever-growing relationship, He restores us. He spent his earthly ministry modeling for His followers the power and eternal impact of investing in others. 

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Every day of the year, 24 hours per day, Knox Area Rescue Ministries provides for Knoxville’s vulnerable and desperate – first supplying rescue services of food and shelter; then providing healthy, supportive relationships; and, ultimately, restoration.
Biblical Hospitality
We believe rescue begins when someone comes through our doors with all their brokenness on display. We open our doors to them and offer:

  • safe shelter to more than 300 men, women and children each night
  • nearly 1,000 meals each day—feeding not only the homeless, but many in crisis who must choose between food and other daily needs
  • basic hygiene and clothing needs
  • and overwhelming biblical hospitality
Real Restoration
When rescue is combined with the support and encouragement provided by healthy relationships that reflect the heart of Jesus, true restoration can occur … restoration to God, self, family and community.

KARM’s Core Values

God Dependent

Biblically Grounded

People Centered

Church and Volunteer Rooted

Excellence Minded

Dedicated to the Homeless, Poor and Needy for Christ’s Sake

What we believe
Knox Area Rescue Ministries exists to rescue and restore the poor and needy of the Knoxville area by providing recovery services in Jesus’ name. We approach this ministry without a denominational affiliation and desire to utilize the full range of gifts in the Christian community to accomplish the mission to which God has called us.