Approximately 60 local elected officials, community leaders, and support staff attended the 2023 Upper Cumberland Bootcamp Wednesday, May 17. 

This educational session provides an opportunity for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) and its sister agency, the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD), to inform attendees about the variety of services and supports available through both agencies. 

The four-hour event included a panel of seven program leaders representing both agencies and support staff from various departments; discussing four common scenarios seen by agency staff including families with multiple generations living in the household, homelessness, and substance abuse. 

By presenting these scenarios in a story format, the audience was able to walk alongside the fictional families as members of the panel provided information on available resources to navigate the obstacles they faced. 

This marks the second bootcamp session the agencies have held. Plans to hold future sessions are in the works.