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Heartwarming and life-changing stories from A Hand UP for Women.

Putting “Mom” back in Mother’s Day

April 28th, 2023|

Mother's Day can be a difficult holiday for many women, especially those who have lost custody of their children. However, their biggest hope is to celebrate the day and put "Mom" back in Mother's Day. Staff at Hand UP for Women say one of the main motivators women participate in [...]

The story behind the Inaugural Angels and Axles Fundraiser

April 11th, 2023|

Hand UP for Women’s inaugural fundraiser, Angels and Axles Car Show and Bake Sale, has a unique backstory of how this event was created. In 2018,  Knoxville Police Officer, B.K. Hardin was ambushed after a UT football game. He was directing traffic when someone used a hammer to attack him. [...]

Hand UP for Women Gala to Reflect on 20 Years of Transformation from a Servant’s Heart

March 14th, 2023|

In preparing for this year’s gala, Executive Director Eva Piece reflects on the women whose lives have been transformed. There are at least 100 ladies whom she feels have “profoundly changed,” because of the Christian-based program. It’s these Christian principles that guide women in becoming self-sufficient and financially independent regardless [...]

Discovering Self-Love Through the Eyes of Christ

February 7th, 2023|

How often do you say the three little words “I love you” to yourself? Perhaps, not enough. Self-love is a phrase that runs around society’s social media platforms, but often we don’t take the steps to make it a priority. Krystal Brown was one of those women before she found [...]

Hope and the holidays: Christmastime at A Hand UP for Women

December 19th, 2022|

The holidays are a time to celebrate the many joys in life and to reflect on all the things there are to be thankful for, but for women in need, the spirit of the season can be a difficult time of year. “Most of them can't look back fondly and [...]

Hand UP for Women Graduate Explains Holiday Hardship for Women in Need

November 14th, 2022|

What’s supposed to be the happiest time of year filled with family gatherings, cheerful music, delicious treats and feelings of warmth and love, can be anything but for women in need. “It’s still a struggle,” Joy Bright said about the holidays. Bright graduated from Hand UP for Women in 2020 [...]

Hand Up for Women Works to Help Those Impacted by Opiate Addiction

August 23rd, 2022|

Opioid addiction in Knox County: the impacts on women and how A Hand Up for Women can help victims. Hand Up for Women exists to help women living in poverty and challenging situations build resilience and overcome the obstacles in their way. Part of this process includes helping women in [...]

Mel’s Story

January 10th, 2020|

When Mel came to interview as a prospective participant for HUFW, she said, “I know ya’ll are scared of me.” Apparently, she had grown accustomed to people being intimidated by her partially-shaved head, numerous facial and ear piercings, and abundant tattoos. She was dressed in clothing that reflected her long [...]

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