Wesley House empowers and strengthens our community by providing academic, emotional, and spiritual support.

who we are


Programs: Our community is at the heart of our programs. Wesley House was started in 1907 to provide care to the children of working parents. These families and their needs have provided the programming road map to Wesley House for decades. Today we focus on two populations of greatest need: children and senior citizens.

Children: Caring for children has always been a part of Wesley House. Our commitment is to provide quality educational, emotional, and spiritual support for Knoxville's inner-city children.

Seniors: The people who made this community cannot be forgotten. Programs for senior citizens have been a part of Wesley House since the early 1950s. Today we enjoy a lively relationship with some very special seniors!


letter from tim


Dear Friends,

Since 1907, Wesley House has served the people of inner-city Knoxville in a Christian environment. From the early days as a daycare to the days as a food and clothing pantry to our current efforts to provide wellness and fellowship for senior citizens and tutoring and educational enrichment for our students, Wesley House has always sought to meet the changing needs of the community we serve. In many cases, Wesley House is the only stability our children and seniors have.

As we look to the future we know that growth and change are inevitable. We want to continue to serve the educational, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of our children, and we know that these needs are ever growing. We also know that the senior citizen population is expanding and that our senior programs should expand as well.  We currently have a waiting list of both children and seniors who need us and would like to be part of our programs. 

That is why we are so excited about the June 2013 purchase of our “new” building at 1719 Reynolds Street, very close to our former Dameron Avenue facility.  By expanding our footprint over four-fold to 26,000 feet, we will have the capacity to serve many more children and seniors.  We know the need is there, and we are committed to fulfilling that need.  

None of this would be possible without God’s guidance and your commitment.  We sincerely hope that you will continue to support us with your prayers, your time, and your donations.  If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me at 865-524-5494 or tim@wesleyhouse.com.

Let me invite you to stop by Wesley House.  There is no better way to learn about Wesley House than to come and visit when the children or the seniors are here.

We hope to see you soon.

Tim Adams
Executive Director