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Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

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

Our services reach all 14 counties of the UC – and beyond with some programs
Over thirty five programs offered to improve the quality of life of those in the Upper Cumberland
Through these programs over 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 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

Community Intervention

Community Intervention promotes programs that provide both solid first chance and second chance opportunities to individuals in the Upper Cumberland community.

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, even trips where we pick you up right at your door. 

Youth Programs

Our Youth Programs team operates the CHANCE group home for girls in the Upper Cumberland. This facility serves youth, ages 12 through 18, and their families; primarily from the Upper Cumberland area, although services are occasionally provided to residents of other areas of the State.

Substance Abuse Solutions

UCHRA’s Substance Abuse Solutions 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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