Agape Newsletter


About Us

Mission Statement

Agape Outreach Homes is a 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. Our goal is to provide a therapeutic environment, while maintaining a sense of "family" among our residents. We strongly believe in the dignity and courage of those battling mental illness. Agape seeks to offer a place of safety and hope, and illuminate a path to recovery and vitality.



The original Agape Home opened in January 1983 on Garden Drive in the Fountain City area of Knoxville. The following year, two more facilities were added just a few blocks away, on Jacksboro Pike. The Jacksboro location was remodeled to include a common room, large enough for events and gatherings offered to our clients. This facility also contains our administrative offices.

Today Agape houses and cares for 24 clients in these separate locations. Each of these facilities is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and undergoes announced and unannounced inspections. In addition, our homes are subject to the codes and inspections by local regulatory agencies such as the fire, health, building and zoning departments.

In 2003, Agape purchased and remodeled four houses, two 2 bedroom, two 1 bedroom, to be used as independent living for persons with mental illnesses in our community. These homes are located on Essary Drive in Fountain City.

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