Social Services
Project NOW!

Project NOW (Navigating Opportunities that Work) uses the evidence-based Jim Casey Model to help youth ages 16-24 who have been in foster care to develop life skills. Project NOW! offers post-secondary visits and information, career and job skills and job search classes, and sexual health classes for young women and men. 

In addition, Project NOW! offers a financial literacy program called Opportuinty Passport. During the program, youth open IDA savings accounts, which are matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 for each year the youth participate in the program.  Program participants develop a written plan for approved assets such as computers, vehicles and housing, medical or educational expense.

Project NOW! has a program for youth called Youth 4 Youth where they learn about their benefits as former or current foster youth, how to advocate for themselves, speaking to groups about their foster care experiences and helping lobby for improvement in the foster care system. 



Contact Information


(865) 544-5000

3006 Lake Brook Blvd. Building 2
Knoxville, Tennessee 37909
County Served
Knox County

Funding Source