Great family success stories.

Genesis and Craig

Genesis’s life has consistently been about what she can do for others. When she was a senior in high school, her mom suffered a massive stroke and was hospitalized for several months. Since Genesis’s dad wasn’t present in their lives at the time, she became her mom’s primary caregiver at the age of 17. Genesis…

Robert and Bridget

After a life seasoned with challenges but strengthened through faith, Robert and his wife, Bridget, are steadily working towards a better future. Growing up in New York, Robert lived within the epicenter of a growing drug epidemic that was sweeping the entire country. He recalls that it “hit like a bomb and spread” throughout his…

Myracle

Since her arrival into the world, Myracle has been the ultimate example of strength. Born three months early and weighing only 1.5 pounds, Myracle’s parents were told she would only live minutes after being born … so her mere existence in that moment was a “miracle” enough for them.  Myracle’s family has always been an…

Felicia

Though she lives by herself, Felicia spends her life caring for everyone around her. She grew up as the oldest of five siblings, and she became like a second mother to many of her younger siblings. She now helps care for nieces and younger siblings, regularly having family come and stay with her for extended…

Chrishawna, Eric and their family

For Chrishawna and Eric, their biggest joy in life comes from raising their three children: AyMarri (11), NaRaye (10), and Erykah (6). Their kids are all active in sports, so they spend most days running around to all their practices and games. AyMarri loves baseball, and the girls love to come watch their big brother…

Lillian, Rodney and their family

For Lillian and Rodney, nothing is more important than family. Lillian and Rodney have been together for almost 12 years, and together they have three children: Javaunte (23), William (18) and Mya (16). They love spending time together hosting BBQs, playing sports, and watching movies. Above all else, these incredibly strong parents are teaching their…

Cierra, Tobius and their family

Cierra, Tobius and their three children will be among the first families to move into the new Ellen’s Glen neighborhood in Knoxville. Cierra and Tobius met over a decade ago as students at Alabama State. Since then, they have moved to Knoxville and had three children: their daughter Zaharra (9) and twin boys Ocean and…

Candice

While raising her son, Candice worked on her career path and grew professionally from a summer camp counselor to Recreational Specialist at a city recreational center. As the Recreational Specialist, Candice plans summer events and activities for two groups of kids, 6-11 years old and middle and high school aged children. She is passionate about…

Machozi

Machozi and her family have gone through copious struggles and strife to make it to this point in their lives. They were victims of war, refugees, and now building a stable life in America. But no matter what happened, they kept going and used the hardships to grow stronger as a family and as individuals.…

Shanique

Shanique and her daughter, Jamara (7) are so excited to be building their very own home. They are quickly outgrowing their small, expensive apartment and need the space to grow as a family, especially as Jamara grows older. Growing up with her mother in government assisted housing, Shanique knew that she “wanted better for me…