Just three words…but these words bring more than 5,000 men and women through the doors of Knox Area Rescue Ministries every year. Since 1960, KARM has helped men and women struggling with homelessness, poverty and addiction to pick up the broken pieces and build a better life—one with a home, job, and loving relationships; a life that is healthy, whole, restored.
Restoring lives in Jesus’ name. That’s the ministry KARM is in 24/7/365.
Want to see living proof of Jesus’ power to change lives? You’ve come to the right place.
Every day of the year, 24 hours a day, Knox Area Rescue Ministries provides for our area’s homeless, hungry and hurting neighbors–first supplying rescue services of food and shelter; then providing healthy, supportive relationships; and, ultimately, restoration.
WE’RE COMMITTED TO OVERWHELMING
We believe rescue begins when someone comes through our doors with all their brokenness on display. We meet them there and offer:
Safe shelter to more than 300 men, women and children each night
Hundreds of meals each day— feeding not only the homeless, but also many in crisis who must choose between food and other daily needs
Basic hygiene and clothing needs
WE BELIEVE IN
KARM uses the same ministry formula Jesus used:
RESCUE + RELATIONSHIPS = RESTORATION
We believe when rescue is combined with strong, supportive relationships that reflect the heart of Jesus, true restoration can occur…restoration to God, self, family and community.
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 have no 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.