TCaware - Teaching Community Awareness is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based on Christian principles that provides advocacy, education and resources. Our mission is to empower communities' and their residents to improve their quality of life through support that promotes education and self-sufficiency.
Community Awareness, COVID-19 Resources, Child Abuse Intervention, Disability Support Services, Youth Leadership, Food Waste Awareness, Employment Assistance, Substance Abuse/Family Preser
TCaware Community Support
2023 Expanding into East TN Communities
2023 - 2024 New Program:
Increasing Family Preservation
2.08 million or 8.33% of 12- to 17-year-olds nationwide report using drugs in the last month. Among them, 83.88% report using marijuana in the last month. 591,000 teenagers aged 12- to 17-years-old used an illicit drug other than marijuana in the last month (https://drugabusestatistics.org/teen-drug-use/). In 2021, 46.3 million people aged 12 or older in the US—about 16.5% of the nation's population—met the applicable DSM-5 criteria for having a substance use disorder. Of those, 94% did not receive any treatment (https://www.hmpgloballearningnetwork.com ). TCaware seeks to keep families together by providing education regarding high-risk drug and alcohol choices for teens and their caregivers. Our substance abuse curriculum helps individuals define what is important to them (family, good health, friends etc....), leading them through a journey that involves new ways of thinking about high- risk activities that lead to the likelihood of problems. By helping communities divert justice-involved parents/primary caregivers & teens from incarceration/re-entry due to substance abuse, our program promotes the unification of families, prevents children from entering the foster care and/or juvenile justice systems, and allow parents or primary caregivers involved with the justice system to remain united with their children to improve family outcomes.