Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly Business Directory


Free Mom Hugs- Tennessee This is the Tennessee State Chapter of Free Mom Hugs. Our Mission Statement: Empowering the world to Celebrate the LBGTQIA+ Community through visibility, education, and conversation. And yes, we still give hugs. Nonprofit Organization @FreeMomHugs   

Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) Founded in 2004, engages state and local governments in Tennessee on behalf of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. We fight negative legislation at the state level such as the Don't Say Gay, License to Bully, and Turn the Gays Away bills. Leave a voice mail or text us at (615) 212-3947. Facebook #TennesseeEqualityProject Email     

Knox Pride Vocation Center Knox Pride is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Knoxville, TN. Our vocation suite is a learning facility for meetings, activities, and group gatherings.  4028 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920 

Voices Out Loud: East Tennessee LGBTQ History Project Voices Out Loud works to collect, share, and preserve East Tennessee’s LGBTQ+ history and culture. Let’s #MakeHistoryTogether. #VoicesOutLoudTN Email   


Appalachian OUTReach is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to empower, connect, and support the East Tennessee lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people through the provision of safe and healthy, inclusively welcoming, OUR MISSION Empower, Connect, & Support East TN LGBTQ+ communities. @appalachianoutreach 


Sevier Community Outreach This group is for the members of the Sevier Community Outreach group meeting at at the King Family Library to discuss LGBTQ+ issues and programs for the community.  



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CAC Community Action Committee CAC AmeriCorps & VISTA, Beardsley Farm, Community Leadership, Energy & Community Services, Food &, Nutrition Programs, Head Start, Social Services, Housing & Energy Services, Neighborhood Centers, Office on Aging, Tax Assistance, Knox County CAC Transit

Low Cost Dental & Medical Services List At one of my jobs I was often asked to look up resources for employees. This is a list that I often gave out.  There are 10 free or sliding scale clinics on this list. They include ones that are medical services, dental services, women's services, pediatric medical and dental, and mental health.. 



Care Cuts Knoxville Each weekly CareCuts event brings together local volunteer barbers, cosmetologists, and many organizations to provide professional grooming, food, and support services for the homeless and working poor to become self-sufficient and regain their dignity. 519 Williams St Knoxville TN 

(865) 599-3866 EMAIL 

Knoxville Laundry Love: Knoxville works to restore dignity and provide hope by offering free laundry service EMAIL (865) 544-8719 

YWCA Women's Programs & Housing "Provide affordable housing in a safe environment with supportive services that promote self-sufficiency without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability." 420 West Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902 (865) 523-6126   KEYS OF HOPE PROGRAM:  all forms must be submitted via mail or in-person.

Community Center

Connection Center through Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Fig Tree Day Center: Laundry, Showers, Hot Meal, Internet Access, Recovery at Cokesbury Network Dinner: Worship & Groups, Hope Hub: Resources Connections, Manna House Food Pantry, 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN Hours Change Check website for details. Website



The Community Fridge is a refrigerator located at Sam Duff Park on Chapman Hwy by the Knox Pride Center. The fridge was a gift from the city of Knoxville to the Homeless Community. It is maintained by the Knoxville Rainbow Library. Volunteers fill the fridge daily leave accessible food for the Homeless and Hungry citizens. 4044 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville TN

Knox Pride Food pantry gives out to community members that come into the Knox Pride Vocational Center located at 4044A Chapman Hwy in Knoxville.

Metropolitan Community Church Food pantry will deliver to you. Call church for more information. Leave a message, they will call you back. (865) 531-2539 

Church of the Savior Call for emergency food delivery 934 N Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville (865) 584-7531

The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan Please call for an appointment. (865) 693-9591 425 North Cedar Bluff Rd Knoxville TN

Food Pantry set up like a grocery store in the Forward church. No requirements or identification needed, No limit on days. All are welcome. 1520 Willoughby Rd, Knoxville, TN (865) 268-9138 Email 

Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am to 4pm. 

Blessing Boxes  are lockers or cabinets that are outside of a Church or Business that allow access to it at any time verses using a traditional Food Pantry that has limited hours of operation. 

Powell Presbyterian Church Blessing Box in the front yard that is filled daily with good and hygiene items. No appointment necessary—just stop and take whatever is needed.)  910 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849 (865) 938-8311

TVUUC Blessing Box Blessing Box is on the drive up to the church, it is filled with nonperishable food. Always open. 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN (865) 523-4176 Email

FISH Hospitality Pantries which is "FISH Hospitality Pantries welcomes all guests. We do not require identification or limit how often our guests can visit. We provide food to all who come, regardless of ethnic background, religious tradition, or economic circumstance."

Tyson House Lutheran-Episcopal UT–Knoxville, Smokey's Pantry 824 Melrose Pl #1 Knoxville (865) 637-2031

Saint Luke's Episcopal Church - FISH Hospitality Pantry Contact Information 600 South Chestnut St. Knoxville (865) 522-3474.

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church FISH Food Pantries West Knox FISH Pantry throughout the year to provide food to families in need.  St. Elizabeth’s takes calls and delivers food. 110 Sugarwood Dr (865) 675-0450


Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Has a small food pantry, participates with CROSS FOOD ministry to meet larger needs and has additional items such clothing. Cal for more information or send a message to their Facebook or email. (865) 387-3575 2656 Boyd's Creek Hwy Sevierville, TN 37804 Email 

A place at the Table A volunteer ministry serving food and water every Monday evening to those who are without proper shelter, the working, poor and the hungry in the Knoxville area. Monetary support accepted through the website. (865) 256-4587 EMAIL 


Food Pantries Search Website This website has many local food pantries on it. Not all that are int he area but more than most websites.

The Community Action Committee (CAC) of Knoxville's Website has many options for Food Resources.  You can see them here  


Nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide hygiene & basic household items for low income & homeless individuals. (865) 310-1117 Email 

A volunteer ministry serving food and water every Monday evening to those who are without proper shelter, the working, poor and the hungry in the Knoxville area. Monetary support accepted through the website. (865) 256-4587 Email


Borderland Tees Screen Printing & Embroidery A community ministry in South Knoxville specializing in custom t-shirts for churches, clubs, and businesses. We seek to fund our ministry through our work instead of asking for donations. We have been in the screen-printing business for over 45 years. (865) 414-7163


Knoxville Rainbow Library is a place to find yourself. Free to all, kindly hosted at South Press Coffee. The Rainbow Library at South Press has hundreds of books on queer topics and by queer authors. Check us out.  3615 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN, Email Knoxville Rainbow Library  

Children's Diversity and Justice Library

Child and Adult Diversity Library is located in Room H at the Tennessee Unitarian Universalist Church at 2931 Knoxville Pike, Knoxville TN 37919. The library is an effort to share books in diverse groups that were not represented in the regular public libraries. The library offers monthly story times, pop up libraries at child and reading festivals and daily open to the public hours. 

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