Homemaker Family Support

This is a program designed to stabilize or maintain families in their own home. There are services provided to families with problems of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.


Clients must be considered Adult Protective Service clients referred to the program by the Department of Human Services. Clients are referred from the Children’s Service Agency (CSA) due to neglect or need.


  1. Achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency.
  2. Preventing or remedying neglect, abuse, or exploitation.
  3. Preventing or reducing institutional placements through community based care.

Explanation of Services

Services are provided to elderly or persons with disabilities over 18 years of age who are in danger of being neglected, exploited, or abused. The homemaker performs tasks in the home that the client is no longer able to do for him/herself. There are some adults who also benefit from the teaching, supervision, and skills development component of the homemaker service.

Number of Persons Served

A Homemaker serves 10-12 cases on a weekly basis depending on the tasks that are performed at the home.

Source of Funding

Federal funds are made available through the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Children’s Service Agency.

Counties Served

Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Monroe, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union.

For More Information Please Contact: Karen Laws at (865) 691-2551 ext. 4229 or by E-mail KLaws@ethra.org.