A Place to Stay is a nonprofit working to end homelessness in Blount County, Tennessee.

A Place to Stay is a nonprofit working to end homelessness in Blount County, Tennessee.

Are you currently experiencing homelessness?

Community Outreach Center

Center staff provide needs assessment, referrals,  and follow-up for those dealing with housing insecurity, homelessness, and poverty. This one-stop location assists can connect you with a full range of services and support available to you. 

APTS Community Outreach Center

Blount County Public Library

508 N Cusick St, Maryville, TN 37804 

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

            Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

865-606-0714

info@aplacetostaybc.org

Share Your Story

 I would like to share some of my story so that others might understand what it is like to experience homelessness?   Email us here: info@aplacetostaybc.org

Want to Volunteer?

 I would be interested in serving with A Place to Stay to seek cooperative solutions to end homelessness in Blount County.  

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We want to end homelessness in Blount County.

Throughout our community, friends, neighbors, and co-workers are going through the devastating struggle of losing their homes. But we believe through compassionate support and respectful care, everyone in Blount County can have a place to call home.

Woman Holding her child

Through partnerships across our community, A Place to Stay is collaborating with supportive individuals, nonprofits, and organizations to provide a pathway to permanent, affordable housing for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

We are actively engaged in:

Pulling together resources from area nonprofits

Creating pilot projects

Providing help and support for neighbors experiencing homelessness

Impact Stories

Janie, an employed mother of two is looking for a place to stay

Janie, a 35 year old mother of two daughters, was referred to APTS by her employer. Although employed full time at a local nursing home, Janie is unable to secure housing because over 50% of her paycheck is garnished to pay child support to her ex-husband who is the custodial parent. Previously she stayed at a local shelter until her time there was exhausted. More recently, Janie used her stimulus check to stay in a local motel. Now that money is gone. APTS volunteers paid for two nights in a motel while they went to work making referrals and phone calls on her behalf. Legal Aid, the McNabb Center, and H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People in Emergencies) have all been contacted. Unfortunately, there is not an immediate solution to Janie’s housing crisis. Both Janie and APTS are committed to working together until she is stable and adequately housed.

Living at a women’s shelter in Blount County because I suddenly found myself without a place to live.

Do you know what I did today? I’m living at a women’s shelter in Blount County because I suddenly found myself without a place to live. The folks there are very supportive and have shared lots of resources. I can even look for a higher paying job with benefits while working at my current job! But, back to what I did today. Today a group of us made our monthly trip to Knoxville where we reach out to some of the folks experiencing homelessness there. We even took some packets of things like socks that were donated. It was great to be able to give back and meet others who are going through some of the same things I am.

Join us to end homelessness in Blount County

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