About Us


Is a multifaceted organization that is committed to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities.  KCARC offers a variety of programs and services that are intended to improve self-sufficiency and heighten overall independence.

A sense of work, the feeling of pride in a job well done, and the chance to do important work in a real environment.  These are the hallmark characteristics of employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities at KCARC.

Since 1972, KCARC has earned a national reputation as an innovator and leader in the training and care of people with disabilities.  KCARC is the area leader in performance-based placement and successful supported employment job placements in and around Knox County.

In its industrial plants, Dove Manufacturing provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to work side-by-side with individuals without disabilities to create valuable products for business, industry and home consumption.  A vocational rehabilitation component is offered to train individuals with disabilities who wish to enter the workforce with other employers located within our community.