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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Youth must reside in Knox County, Tennessee
  2. Have a diagnosable emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorder
  3. 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
  4. Be at risk for a higher level of care such as residential treatment, state custody, or hospitalization.

For more information, visit the K-Town Youth Empowerment Network website.

Brenda Beverly, Project Director
Ph: (865) 523-0701

Office Location:
200 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37917