Compassion Knoxville Holds Community Meeting

UPDATE: Date corrected to Monday, May 23.

Compassion Knoxville, the citizens group formed earlier this year to take up where the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness left off, has been busy for the past month, coordinating dozens of small community meetings around Knox County. Now it's wrapping up the first part of its work with a final, large-scale meeting on Monday, May 23. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mercy Hospital West, 10820 Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek, you're invited to come give your own ideas and comments about how to deal with homelessness in the region.

After this meeting, Compassion Knoxville plans to pull together all the comments from the recent meetings, divide them into topic areas, and form groups to study each one. The goal is to present some recommendations to city and county leaders by sometime this summer. For more information, you can go to the task force's website,