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2014 Spring Fair is Coming!

Everyone is welcome to come play some games, eat some food, and dunk the Director!

There will be horseshoes, ladderball, cornhole, bingo, a cookout, a dunking booth, and opportunities to win prizes. Volunteer opportunities are available for this event. If interested, please contact Brent Mathis at 865-689-4871 or



Thank You Cokesbury UMC!

Volunteers from Cokesbury UMC came to Agape Outreach Homes and helped us celebrate Easter. We had an Easter service followed by an Easter egg hunt, guessing game, and cookout. This was our first event with the new covered picnic area. Thank you so much to Cokesbury UMC for making this possible and showing unconditional love to our guys!




What is Agape Outreach Homes?

Agape Outreach Homes is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides housing and care for men with severe persistent mental illness.  Agape is a Greek word meaning “unconditional love”, and Agape Outreach Homes exists to extend this love to our clients and community.  We serve 24 adult men through education/training at the home on all daily living skills (cooking, cleaning, medication management, etc.), and partner with a psychosocial rehabilitation program (PSR) that offers classes about their mental illness, coping skills, and much more. Also offered are opportunities to acquire a GED, get a job, or even attend college.  Our program gives individuals housing, effective treatment, education/training and support with a holistic approach that prevents hospitalization and “graduates” them into independent living.