You Can Help


There are many ways to help people in your community through ETHRA programs.  Many programs are in need of your volunteer time and your financial support. Cash donations may be targeted for specific purposes.  Memorial gifts are accepted and acknowledged with a card to the donor and the family. Please contact ETHRA by calling 865-691-2551, by email at, or by mail at 9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100, Knoxville, TN 37923.  Here are some needs we ask you to consider:


Senior Nutrition Program                                                        
In East Tennessee many elderly seniors struggle to feed themselves.
Some may be your neighbors!  Senior Nutrition Programs provide meals in congregate settings and through delivery of meals to  home-bound individuals.  However, there are simply not enough funds to feed all the people on our waiting list.
Please Help!  Your donation of dollars and/or your time will help us feed more seniors in East Tennessee.
Homemaker Program
The Protective Service Homemaker Program helps stabilize and maintain families in their own home.  Services are provided where there are problems of abuse, neglect, or potential exploitation.  The Homemaker Program needs donated household items, food, and furniture in clean, usable condition for families they are assisting as well as cash donations.
District Ombudsman
The Ombudsman needs volunteers to advocate for individuals in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in East Tennessee.
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The Legal Assistance Program assists senior citizens
(aged 60 or above) with various legal matters regardless of their
income. Legal Assistance for the Elderly also offers public education presentations
on senior legal issues to senior centers, churches, civic groups, etc. throughout the region.
Public Guardian Program
The Public Guardian Program needs volunteers to monitor the well-being and assist with needs of program individuals.