Our work falls under three priority investment areas.  Listed below are the programs administered by United Way Program Staff.

Financial Stability

2-1-1 Info and Referral Hotline - Just as you dial 911 for emergencies, dial 2-1-1 for non-emergency information and referral.  2-1-1 also provides emotional support, crisis intervention, disaster response, and suicide prevention.

My Budget Coach - A 12 month on-line budgeting program with counselor provided coaching on a monthly basis.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance - Keep every dollar of your refund and apply for EITC by letting United Way prepare your taxes for free!

Poverty Simulation - A powerful and enlightening opportunity to discover the challenges and struggles families in poverty deal with every day in Knox County.


Imagination Library - A free book program for all Knox County children under age five.  Books are mailed directly to your home each month.

Born Learning - An awareness campaign to prepare children with early learning skills needed to begin kindergarten ready to learn.  Great tips and information for parents.


Get Healthy with 5-2-1-0 - A program designed to change lifestyles by providing nutrition and exercise information.Visit for more tips and ideas.

FamilyWize - A free prescription discount program for those without prescription coverage.  There is no enrollment and everyone is eligible. Just show the card at your local pharmacy.

Crunch Out Obesity - Physical education teachers administer this program to 4th grade students througout the Knox County. Students complete weekly journals, track their exercise progress and their healthy eating habits are are eligible to win prizes and awards.