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Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

At the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, we strive to improve the quality of life throughout the region. Through our diverse array of services, we connect and provide individuals, families, and businesses with the resources they need.

Our services reach all 14 counties of the UC – and beyond with some programs
More than 35 programs offered to improve the quality of life of those in the Upper Cumberland
Through these programs, more than one million units of service were provided last year

Community Services

The Community Services Department administers a variety of programs that assist low-income and vulnerable populations in the Upper Cumberland. The majority of the services are delivered through our local offices located in all 14 Upper Cumberland counties.

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

  • Weatherization Assistance

  • Child & Adult Care Food Program

  • Senior Community Service Employment Program

  • Commodities (Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program)
  • Social Services Block Grant

  • Community Services Block Grant

  • Home & Community Services

  • Van Buren County Head Start

Community Intervention

Our Community Intervention department provides programs that target opportunities within the community to improve quality of life. This is done through programs that help individuals who are at risk with the correctional system, individuals who are victims or abuse or neglect, and children who are in need of a positive learning environment.

Community Corrections

CHANCE Group Home for Girls

Day Reporting Centers (DRCs)

Driver Education and DUI Corrective Education

Juvenile Community Intervention

UC Recovery

Public Transportation

The UCHRA Public Transportation program, operated by the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, strives to provide safe, affordable, and dependable public transportation to residents of all ages in the 14-county Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee.

This transportation is provided through many “avenues.” We offer local fixed routes, routes to major cities, trips for groups, and even trips where we pick you up right at your door.

Empower Upper Cumberland

Forged from the collective, region-wide mission to lift children and families out of generational poverty, Empower Upper Cumberland – also known as Empower UC – is tasked with serving the most vulnerable populations of the 14-county Upper Cumberland region which includes the counties of Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White with a core objective of lifting 1,600 children and their families out of generational poverty by 2025.

UC Recovery

UC Recovery acts as the hub of a centralized system in the coordination of providing help to those who are dealing with addiction. This hub will help one find treatment and help coordinate services such as housing, transportation, jobs, and education.

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