Welcome to Hand Up for Women!

Thanks for visiting our website!  A Hand Up For Women, an affiliate of the national Christian Women’s Job Corps ministry, has been serving women in the Knox County area since 2003.  We strive to be a source of hope to ladies with the desire and motivation to pursue a more self-sufficient lifestyle.  We provide long-term relationships and classes that teach women to realize their full potential in every area of life.  We introduce them to the person that God created them to be!


-Eva Pierce, Executive Director

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Welcome to A Hand Up For Women! We are the Knox County, Tennessee site of a national ministry called Christian Women’s Job Corps. Founded in 1996 by the Women’s Missionary Union, CWJC started with two pilot sites, and has now grown to include over 150 sites nationwide, including some that are Christian Men’s Job Corps sites. The Acton Institute has named A Hand Up For Women of the most effective faith-based nonprofits in the country for three years in a row.

The graduates who have been through our program report that our series of Life Management, Spiritual Development, and Job Readiness classes help them to become more personally strong and self-sufficient in every area of their lives. The relationships that they form with their Mentors provide them with a supportive friendship that is also a source of encouragement, consistency and accountability. Our instructors and volunteers model the kind of unconditional love and acceptance to the women that is also extended by the God who formed them in His image, and who craves an intimate relationship with them. We strive to keep our classes small so that we are able to make a personal investment in each of our participants.

Some of the life changes that we have witnessed in our women include ending dependency on public assistance in favor of satisfying employment, leaving unhealthy relationships and making wiser life choices, obtaining and maintaining sobriety from addiction, being reunited with their children and families, and becoming valued members of the church and public community. If you get the answering machine of one of our graduates, she puts it like this. “I have made some big changes in my life recently. If I don’t call you back, it’s because you’re one of them!”

I hope that you will check back with our website on a regular basis so that you too can share in the excitement of watching women move from dependency to self-sufficiency within their culture!

Eva Pierce, Executive Director


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Leave a Legacy of Hope

One of the key values of A Hand Up For Women is partnering with organizations in the community who share our commitment to empowering women to succeed. Last year, we were fortunate enough to be sought out by the Second Chances program through the City of Knoxville’s Public Service Department. Eligible candidates from A Hand …


Mailing Address:
A Hand Up For Women
Knox County Christian Women’s Job Corps
P.O. Box 3216
Knoxville, TN 37927
Physical Address:
2723 Fairview Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone:  865-525-9696
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