People helping people.

Our Story

CareCuts is the brainchild of Martha “Marti” LaRue Baker, owner of Salon LaRue. A Knoxville native, Marti has been a barber, stylist, and instructor for over 40 years. After joining Maxine Raines and the Lost Sheep Ministry, Marti’s dream to help those in need continued to grow, so she set out to help restore people’s dignity by cutting their hair and providing grooming services. From this dream, CareCuts was born and began serving the homeless community in April of 2016.

Our mission is to restore dignity to the homeless and less fortunate through the love of Jesus Christ.

Homeless Off The Street

In 6.5 Years With No Federal, State, or City Funding


Marti Baker

Salon LaRue

Cindy Arnold
Grant Writer

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Board of Directors

Mary Katherine Wormsley

Hatcher-Hill Properties, LLC

Tim Hill
Vice President

Hatcher-HiLL Properties, LLC

Peggy Troutt

Community Leader

Tommy Smith
Board Member


Janette Burgin
Board Member

Regions Bank

Greg Scealf
Board Member

Knoxville Insurance Group

Amy Gentry
Board Member

Cherokee Health Systems

Lori Tucker
Board Member


Todd Jewell
Board Member

Weichert Realtors-SEM Associates

Kachelle Steigerwald
Board Member

Tennessee Valley Authority

The Honorable Charles Cerny
Board Member


Matt Davis
Board Member

Turner Homes

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