our staff are community members who believe in ending homelessness in Blount County.

We’re a collection of like-minded, community members who believe everyone deserves a place to stay, to live, and to call their home. Through our collective resources, abilities, and connections, we’re addressing the problem of homelessness in Blount County.

Mary Moreland

Mary Moreland

Executive Director

Mary Moreland has held senior management nonprofit positions for over 25 years.  She has worked for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  She graduated from Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio, but now considers herself a Southerner since she has lived in Tennessee for over 30 years. Mary is excited to be making a difference by helping Blount County neighbors at A Place to Stay.

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Keela Paulsen

Community Outreach Coordinator


Keela Paulsen is excited to be greeting our Neighbors at the Community Outreach Center!

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