Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. is a Licensed Child Placing Agency by the State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. This license grants Catholic Charities the right to place children in approved foster and adoptive homes, legally take surrenders, file terminations of parental rights, and take guardianship and/or custody of children. The State Department of Human Services has licensed Catholic Charities as an Adult Day Program. It is also approved by the Area Agency on Aging and Disability. The program follows a social model with supervised activities. The Board of Immigration Appeals has accredited Catholic Charities and its Immigration Counselor as qualified to help with immigration needs.