Consider volunteering and supporting A Place to Stay in reaching our goal of ending homelessness.

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We can’t end homelessness in Blount County without your help. 

Volunteers and supporters make our mission possible, and your support helps to ensure everyone in our community can have a place to call home. If you or your faith community, group, or organization want to contribute, please reach out to learn more about our specific needs today and see where your generous volunteer hours can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness.


Hey, Folks. We have an emergency situation and urgently need your help! Temperatures coming up are going to be well below freezing day and night. Some of our folks will be in the warming shelter at night when it’s 25 degrees and below and outside in the day. The temps you see below fall on the holidays, and places where they would normally find warmth will be closed. There is not enough availability in the motels to place everyone. If you can donate a sleeping bag or two, you would be someone’s hero through the holiday and winter season, certainly mine. You can reach out at Your donations can be dropped off at our resource center located inside the Blount County Public Library. Ask for A Place to Stay, and someone will direct you to us.
A Place to Stay and our Partners are working on shelter and better solutions for our friends, but it can’t come quick enough and truly is a community effort. To get involved, please visit our website at Thank you in advance for your support.
Mandy Proffitt
Executive Director

Projects where support is needed

Support our Community Outreach Center by providing funds for our Neighbors in need through the Community Outreach Center.

Support A Place to Stay as our ministry grows.


Volunteer Opportunities


Community Outreach Office

Aid in covering the Community Outreach Office at the Blount County Public Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during business hours. Assist in providing referrals and coaching for persons experiencing homelessness (“Neighbors”) who are seeking stable housing in Blount County. Training will be provided.

Phone Follow-Up

Maintain contact with Neighbors and APTS partners via phone and text messaging to determine on-going needs and ways APTS can assist. Cell service and email capability required. Training will be provided.

Street Outreach

Assist in locating and developing relationships with persons experiencing homelessness in Blount County. No experience needed. Training will be provided. Can be assigned with experienced volunteers.

Marketing and Fundraising

Prepare publicity, help plan events, prepare and edit video, shoot photographs, work with social media preparation.

Other opportunities....


What interests and skills do you have to share?

Social work/mentoring

Office work

Social media design/posts

Design publications



Special events



Curriculum development  

Information gathering /sharing    neighbor stories

Street Outreach Service Days

Grant writing

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