EMPOWER East Tennessee
Through our community education and training program, EMPOWER East Tennessee, we provide more than 13 free, community-focused and profession-specific curricula to train and educate primary responders, industry professionals, and community members to recognize the red flags and safely respond to human trafficking cases.
Interested in bringing a training to your group or place of work? We’re happy to get something on the calendar!
Make a selection from our training catalog below to book a training with us today.
Anti-Trafficking Task Force
Our Anti-Trafficking Task Force is comprised of multi-disciplinary teams – namely, FREE Knox and FREE Knox Kids – through which we bring service providers and community agencies together to address the needs of trafficked individuals in our community by collaborating on active cases, sharing intelligence and resources, and ensuring that victims are connected to services.
Below are just a few of our community partners.
A Step Ahead TN
Cancer Support Community
CASA of East Tennessee
Central Baptist Church- Bearden
Cherokee Health Systems
Child Protective Services
Childhelp Children’s Center of East TN
Department of Child Services
Department of Homeland Security
District Attorney’s Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Florence Crittenton Agency
Great Schools Partnership
Lonsdale & West View
Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association
Helen Ross McNabb Center
Hilton Garden Inn West Knoxville
Hope Resource Center
Knox County Health Department
Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Knox Family Justice Center
Knoxville Police Department
Street Hope TN
Tennessee Advocacy Talk
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
US Attorney’s Office
UT College of Nursing
UT College of Social Work
Vanderbilt Center of Excellence
Grow Free Tennessee
Through our direct services program, Grow Free Tennessee, we provide survivors of human trafficking with a wide variety of trauma-informed services that help provide pathways to safety and recovery and align with the personal goals of each individual we serve.
Among the services we provide are safe shelter, 24/7 crisis hotline, trauma-responsive case management, food and clothing, traditional and alternative therapies, intervention support, rides and transit assistance, relational case management for youth, legal advocacy, foster parent/caregiver support and training, access to medical care, safety planning, and more.
We collaborate with a number of community agencies across East Tennessee to coordinate this comprehensive care for the individuals we serve, and it wouldn’t be possible without support from caring, passionate people like you. Click below to learn more about how you can support survivors of human trafficking right here in our community.
For DCS personnel ONLY: click here to make a referral to the CCAHT for youth in need of trauma-informed services. (**Note: This referral form will not load in Safari.)
If you are a survivor in need of help or a community agency looking to refer an adult for aftercare services, please call the CCAHT hotline at (865) 292-0285.
Your support makes a difference.
“I feel so loved and supported by the CCAHT. It warms my heart to feel like someone is excited for me.”
Your investment in the work of CCAHT is enabling survivors of human trafficking in upper East Tennessee to reclaim their safety, their health, and their future. Survivors like Anna have access to therapy, are engaging in healthy relationships, have a community of individuals who love them, and are working towards self-sufficiency, thanks to friends like you.
Take a look at our impact stories and annual impact reports to learn more about the hope and progress you are igniting right here in our community.