Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS) has been providing elderly care in the home and in long-term care facilities, since 1970. Click on the tabs below to read more about our history.
- Who Is SCHAS?
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. (SCHAS) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation formed and operated in Knox County,Tennessee in 1970. SCHAS has grown to serve 20 counties in East Tennessee. Annually, SCHAS employs around 300 people that are dedicated to providing services to over 2,600 East Tennesseans. With offices in many of those 20 counties, SCHAS has a local presence of management and caregivers ensuring our clients’ needs are met. SCHAS serves people of every age, religion, ethnicity, and background.
As a non-profit, the agency is able to offer a sliding scale fee for hourly services that is determined using the net income of the client (gross income less necessary expenses). SCHAS has fundraisers, is an United Way Agency, and receives funds from local governments so hourly rates can be affordable. For clients that have the financial resources, a full-fee is charged that covers all the cost of the service.
Throughout the years the agency has formed great partnerships to help further our mission. Every community in East Tennessee has different resources and having partnerships in local communities is vital to providing the highest quality services.
In 2009. SCHAS opened Renaissance Terrace Assisted Living facility. With 48 rooms, this building is located in the 4th and Gill neighborhood of Knoxville. This is a beautiful place to live with excellent staff, food, activities and services. With monthly rates that are more affordable than other facilities in the area, our residents receive the best value for the price.
Thank you for taking time to learn about SCHAS. If you need help for yourself or a loved one we hope you will call on us. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to provide you with care that exceeds your expectations.
SCHAS Corporate Offices and Renaissance Terrace Assisted Living
are located at 215 Bearden Place, Knoxville, TN 37917
- Our Story
The history of SCHAS is a long and interesting one. In the 1960’s the Federal Government conducted a survey to measure the quality of life of the elderly and disabled. The results of that survey showed the need
of in-home care as a means to allow those individuals to remain in their homes and postpone, or eliminate, the need for more costly institutional care.
With a grant from federal and local governments, funding from civic organizations, churches, and individuals, in 1970, Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit agency. Since that time, SCHAS has set the standard for in-home care of the elderly and those with disabilities.
Today SCHAS is embedded deep in East Tennessee and is an agency that strives to keep abreast of new developments in the world of in-home care and to be a forerunner in providing our clients with services that meet the changing needs of today’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.
- Our Staff
Tim began his career with SCHAS in 2001 as the Finance Director, and became the Chief Executive Officer in October 2008. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Accounting, and passed the CPA exam in November 1991.
With his leadership and vision the agency has grown in area by serving more counties, increased the number of people being served, opened Renaissance Terrace – an affordable assisted living facility, began offering transportation services, formed partnerships with other companies, and improved the lives of thousands of people throughout the East Tennessee area.
As the American population continues to age, the need for services is growing. Tim is dedicated to offering high quality services at affordable prices so everyone can receive the help they need. He states, “It is a privilege to serve older Americans. They deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.”
Ada Shannon, Chief Financial Officer P. (865) 523-2920, ext 4316
215 Bearden Place F. (865) 637-3817
Knoxville, TN 37917
Ada is Chief Financial Officer for Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. (SCHAS)
and Renaissance Terrace Assisted Living, headquartered in Knoxville, TN.
Ada administrates a four-person team Finance Department. These areas include Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Government billing, and banking duties. Ada writes numerous grants to fifteen East Tennessee United Ways.
Ada devotes her personal time to her husband, three children, and extensive, extended family as well as numerous church activities.
Education: Berea College, Berea Kentucky, B.S. Business Management, 1987
Carrie Broadus Jordan
Marketing/Social Media Manager T. (865) 523-2920
215 Bearden Place F. (865) 637-3817
Knoxville, TN 37917
Carrie began her career with SCHAS in 2009 and has held various positions in the company. Before joining the SCHAS team she worked for over 17 years with her husband, Randy, in their family business.
Carrie oversees all the marketing efforts for SCHAS in all of our counties, including website, social media, print, booths, radio and television advertising.
Carrie is a wife, mother of four and a grandmother. Her hobbies are: American history, gardening, reading, traveling, photography and singing karaoke with her husband.
Development & SOS Program Director
215 Bearden Place P. (865) 523-2920 Ext: 4301
Knoxville, TN 37917 Email: email@example.com
Jessica joined SCHAS in 2015. As Development Director, she is responsible to find funding to support SCHAS’ programs including financial aid for our subsidies’ clients; the Renaissance Terrace Bridge the Gap fund; the SCHAS Out Shopping S.OS. program and our Endowment fund. She also oversees the SCHAS Out Shopping (S.O.S.) Program.
Jessica’s work experience includes fundraising and development, marketing and promotions and event management. She has worked for various organizations including the Knoxville Symphony, Knoxville Opera, WUOT at University of Tennessee, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley as well as private companies including Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, AC Entertainment and the Knoxville Convention Center. She has a Bachelor’s in History from the University of Alabama.
In addition to serving SCHAS, Jessica’s passion is animal welfare. She volunteers for various organizations including Humane Society of Jefferson County and Slumdog Rescue Crew.
Human Resource Director
215 Bearden Place F. (865) 523-2920, ext 4320
Knoxville, TN 37917 F. (865) 637-3817
Tricia began her career with SCHAS in 2008 and became the Human Resource Director in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2010 with a degree in Human Services.
She is very familiar with recruitment, benefits, compensation, labor laws and payroll.
When Tricia is not working, she enjoys traveling and reading.
- SCHAS Governing Board Members
SCHAS has a Governing Board that ranges from 24-40 members. The main responsibilities of the Board of Directors include oversight of Quality of Client Care and Evaluating Community needs. They are elected for a term of one year from July 1 to June 30. Officers may be re-elected to their position for a second term, but shall not serve more than two consecutive years in the same office. The entire Board holds regular monthly meetings except during July and August each year. Several smaller Board Committees also meet monthly or as needed, with a Resources Committee which has input and oversight for SCHAS’ annual budget and monthly financial reports.
Governing Board 2020-2021
Erin Harlow, Chairperson
Steve Savell, Vice-Chairperson
Leslye Hartsell, Treasurer
Leigh Dunlap, Co-Secretary
Bill Tapp, Co-Secretary
William L. Cooper III
Dr. Sherry Cummings
Dr. Jim Decker
Ann Giffin, Retired
William Patrick McGlothin
Karen L. Massey
Mary Ann Mulhern,
Carolyn Pointer Neil
Ronald N. Sherrill
Dr. Bradley White
- Annual Report and Financial Audit
Financial transparency helps preserve the very-important trust each donor places in a nonprofit with each contribution. Those contributions must be managed and accounted for. Please find below the links to the most recent annual report and financial audit for SCHAS.
Click on the link to open each report in PDF format.