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5:21 PM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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"Child & Family Tennessee" unveiled its renovation of the Pleasantree Apartments in Northwest Knoxville.

The organization founded the Pleasantree Apartments over two decades ago.  These apartments provide shelter to chronically homeless women with mental health issues.

The Pleasantree Apartments houses a total of 30 units.  Twelve of these units were renovated and three are new.  A Knox County Community Block Development grant funded the recent renovation.  

Before the recent renovation, these apartments provided homes to 27 women and their children at any given time.  

"Child & Family Tennessee" chair Chip Finn said the renovated homes will provide families a higher quality of life.

"Unquestionably it can make a difference, if it wasn't for places such as Pleasantree these women would be homeless," said Finn.  "Worse than a homeless situation these women can be separated from their children. Here they are able to stay with their children and be a parent to their children."

"Child & Family Tennessee" has served the community since 1929.  The private nonprofit provides shelter for more than 29,000 women, children and families each year.

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