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OUR HISTORY
Steps House, Inc. is a non-profit, 501c3 organization located in beautiful south Knoxville, Tennessee. Often called "The Home of Unconditional Love" and "A Home for Homeless Veterans," Steps House was founded on November 21, 1991, when Patrick W. White purchased our first two homes located at 712 and 710 Boggs Avenue. Since then, our main office has operated out of the "Blue House" at 712 Boggs Avenue, and we enjoy a respected reputation in the Old Sevier Avenue Ccommunity.



GROWING PAINS
Since 1991, Steps House has opened its doors to thousands of people seeking relief from the ravages of homelessness and addiction. Beginning with the two original homes, Steps began to expand at a very rapid pace. As substance abuse treatment communities, domicillaries, VA's, drug courts, employee assistance programs, probation and parole offices became more aware of the services being offered at Steps, we began to see more and more men who needed the love, compassion and discipline found at Steps. As a result, we began to expand by purchasing more homes and apartments for our programs. Today, we have a total of 30 homes and 6 apartments for a total of 140 beds at Steps.

We are well known as a home of recovery with an emphasis on addiction. We feel our calling is to help homeless veterans and alcoholics and addicts recover from addictions as well as helping them obtain life skills necessary for independent living. We utilize a well trained staff, including state and nationally licensed counselors, to provide the best possible services to those we serve.



AFFILIATES and AWARDS
Steps House, Inc. is currently a member of the National Homeless Coalition and the National Homeless Veterans Coalition. Steps House serves in an advisory capacity to the Knox County Drug Court, Federal Probation, various treatment facilities and many other agencies throughout the East Tennessee area. We also work closely with the Board of Paroles and Probation, Tennessee Access to Recovery II and the Department of Veterans Affairs. We have received numerous organizational and individual awards for excellence including an Outstanding Service Award from the Veterans Administration. Staff members have been presented with the Tennessee Association of Alocholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Lifetime Achievement, Addiction Counselor of the Year and Addiction Professional of the Year awards.



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