K-Town Youth Empowerment Network
The K-Town Youth Empowerment Network is a mental health initiative in Knox County, Tennessee, serving youth who are transitioning to adulthood (ages 12-21) with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and their families. K-Town offers an effective approach to delivering mental health services and system transformation through an enhanced culturally competent, family-driven, youth-guided and coordinated System of Care.
- Youth must reside in Knox County, Tennessee
- Have a diagnosable emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorder
- Be unable to function adequately in the family, school, or community, or in a combination of these settings; OR require multi-agency intervention involving two or more community service agencies such as the following: youth or adult services offered by mental health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, substance abuse, social services, vocational rehabilitation, housing, higher education, and primary health care
- Be at risk for a higher level of care such as residential treatment, state custody, or hospitalization.
Brenda Beverly, Project Director
Ph: (865) 523-0701
200 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37917