Common FAQs

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Common Questions

No, Hand UP For Women is NOT a shelter or a residential program.  Hand UP For Women is also not a rehab facility nor a sober-living house. 

Any woman over the age of 18 who is ready to commit to regular attendance and working hard toward becoming self-sufficient is eligible.
No, but you must understand that participating in our Bible study is part of the program.
Every woman who demonstrates her commitment to the program is paired with a trained mentor.
They serve as a personal support person for you spiritually and emotionally. They meet with you at least once a week, as well as communicating by phone. They are there to advise and encourage you, as well as to serve as a source of accountability for the goals you wish to pursue.
We teach life management skills including improving self-esteem, anger management, assertiveness skills, and healthy boundaries, goal-setting, problem-solving and budgeting. We also address job readiness skills such as how to fill out a job application or prepare a resume’, professional ethics and integrity, successful interviewing, or how to dress appropriately for an interview. All classes are informational and discussion-based and no grades are given.

YES – basic computer skills are part of our curriculum. One on one assistance is also available.

Classes are held for 12 months on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00, with dinner served at 5:15 for those participating. Graduates are always welcomed and encouraged to come to refresh their skills, encourage the current participants, and offer assistance in the classroom.

We are not a job placement, referral service, or an employment agency. Our focus is to strengthen your life as a whole so that you are better equipped and prepared to seek out and find employment. We can help with job leads, but we cannot get the job for you.

In order to graduate from our program, you must have at least a 90% attendance and participation rate, a productive relationship with their mentor, as well as a current resume’.

Our facility is in the heart of North Knoxville, directly on the KAT bus line.

If you have a car, we can assist you with a gift card for fuel assistance, or if you ride the bus, we can provide you with KAT bus passes. THIS ASSISTANCE IS FOR THOSE THAT ARE ATTENDING REGULARLY.

Call the office at 865-525-9696, email [email protected] or [email protected], or use the Contact Us button below.