New Hope
Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center

(865) 981-2000
(865) 981-5422 fax

New Hope

Fight Child Abuse

Stewards of Children
Community Seminar

When: July 27th 6-8 pm
Where: Barley’s in Downtown Maryville
Dinner is provided and limited childcare is available.

Stewards of Children is a the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. The focus of this seminar is to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual abuse. It is estimated that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Come learn how to make a difference in the lives of Blount County Children!

Childcare will be available the New Hope office at 212 Cates Street starting at 5:30 pm on July 27th.

For more information please contact Nicole Wicker at or at 981-2000

Register for the seminar today!

Make a difference today!

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter and its those things that we are running short of at the advocacy center these days.
We are in need of the following:

~paper towels
~copy paper
~healthy snacks & juice boxes (for the children)

We are grateful for any assistance!

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Hope by the Numbers

Last year New Hope served 450 children.

226 Forensic Interviews

946 therapy sessions

329 advocacy referrals

38 medical exams

 762 adults trained in our Stewards of Hope education program. 

Surviving and Thriving: Sexual Abuse Survivor looks to spread awareness


This past weekend the Daily Times ran an article about child sexual abuse victim, Rhonda Stinnett. Her story is empowering and encouraging for those who are suffering or who have suffered from abuse. We at New Hope are grateful to Rhonda for sharing her story and hope that it will encourage Blount County adults to attend a Stewards of Children seminar. If we all join the movement we can prevent abuse from occurring, recognize the sign, and report abuse before it occurs again. Education is vital is seeing the great change that can begin just one adult at a time.

If you didn’t get a chance to read Rhonda’s story please follow the link. Click here to read.