CNS-Y12 Community Investment Fund


New Hope, Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center is pleased to announce that our request for grant funding has been granted by CNS-Y12 Community Investment Fund through the East Tennessee Foundation.  This grant is  in support of New Hope’s forensic  interviewing program, which is the “gateway” to helping children on a path to healing.  We are […]

Tennessee Winter Beer Fest

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Making Hope Possible by: Hannah Rials It’s that time of year again! Warm yourself up in this mild winter weather with a plethora of beer options at TNWBF 2017! Join us on February 18th from 3-8 p.m. at the Carriage House in Townsend. If you’ve never been to TNWBF, or you’ve been and you don’t […]

New Hope in a New Year

Happy New Year 2017

New Hope in a New Year In the Scottish poem, “Auld Lang Syne,” Robert Burns writes: Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? It is certain that as we continue our mission in 2017 that we will reflect upon our past and all of you who have supported our endeavor. Never forgetting your generosity of spirit […]

MAXIMUS Foundation Grant Recipient

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New Hope is proud to announce that we received a grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation is support of our therapy program.  These funds will assist in the continued efforts of our therapists to support children and families on their journey of healing after trauma or abuse.  Our many thanks to John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman and […]

Black Tie Blue Jeans Gala 2016 Up-date

Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala 2016 Up-date   Our many thanks to all who attended Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala!  It was a fantastic evening made possible by all those who sponsored, gave in-kind donations to the auction, and attended the event.  We at New Hope are thrilled to be in a community […]

November: A Time for Awareness & Hope

Happy End of October (even though it doesn’t feel like it)! There are so many opportunities coming up in the next month to support New Hope and the children that we serve! Apart from our annual Black Tie Blue Jean Gala, we have a few new events that we are so, very excited to share […]

My Perspective: If Hallowed Halls Could Speak

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My Perspective: If Hallowed Halls Could Speak Ghost Written: Hannah Rials  It’s a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. The wind is whistling in the branches of my trees, and the sun is shining down on my blooming flowers. There’s a child walking up my stone path, looking up at me with big, […]



One thousand reports of neglect and abuse are reported each year in Blount County.  In 2015 New Hope served 327 children who were affected by severe abuse.  In honor of those children we asked a local author to write a fictional story depicting what a child goes through when abuse or trauma occurs.  Please keep […]

Forensic Interviewing: So, uh, what exactly do you do?

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Ever wondered what a Forensic Interviews does? This wonderful article written by Eliazbeth King from the Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center does a great job of sharing what it is like to work in this role.  Our many thanks to Elizabeth for sharing her story and to all the Forensic Interviewers out there that make a […]