‘That’s the power of a home’ | Isaiah 117 House opens location in Knox County

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The doors are officially open for the new Isaiah 117 House in Knox County. The organization provides a comforting space for kids while they await foster care placement. The wait for placement can be a few hours to several days.

“A state office is a state office. Fluorescent lighting, sterile furniture. We wanted a home,” said Isaiah 117 Founder and Executive Director Ronda Paulson.

The children that come to the home get clean clothes, toys and a safe place during a traumatic transition. The house is fully staffed with friendly and certified volunteers. Paulson said they work with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to help ease the transition.

 

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