Commodities employee Adam Knepp was recognized for his heroism by Executive Director Mark Farley during the UCHRA Executive Board meeting held on April 20. In March, Adam successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver on a volunteer who was choking during a commodities distribution event. The volunteer began using the universal signal that he was choking and [...]
During our recent Warren County commodities distribution event on April 12, a bad storm came through and we were not able to distribute all of the commodity bags to the clients. For those clients that did not receive a bag, we will be handing them out on April 28 from 9 a.m. until noon. This [...]
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is currently accepting applications for a Driver Education Instructor. The Driver Education Instructor will be under the supervision of the Community Intervention Services Director and will be responsible for teaching students driving laws in the state of Tennessee. Duties: Maintain an F endorsement license with the Tennessee Department [...]
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is currently accepting applications for a Group Homes Case Manager. The Case Manager is responsible for the administration of clients reports, staffing, and treatment plans. Also develops support and good working relationships with local and state-wide agencies. Duties: Represents Lead Case Manager as directed Conducts routine daily tasks [...]
The Community Rides Grant recently assisted UCHRA Public Transportation for Family Engagement night at Burks Elementary School. Heather Thomas, UCHRA Public Transportation, said: “Serving on the CRMC Foundation Coalition with Sarah Birdwell and Katelyn Steakley has been a privilege. This coalition provided the opportunity for public transportation to work with Putnam County School System and [...]
Livingston Academy High School seniors Emma Sadler and Jayda Hammock, recently assisted with a commodities distribution event in Jackson County, job shadowing with TaShana Hooks, Community Services Manager. Thank you, Emma and Jayda, for your assistance!
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The Upper Cumberland has recently formed a collaboration to develop a Poverty Reduction System in our region. This collaboration includes a variety of partners and has recently been named Empower Upper Cumberland. Empower Upper Cumberland, alongside the Putnam County School System, participated in a Bridges out of Poverty and Simulation Day on Wednesday, Feb. 23. [...]
The following article is shared courtesy of Circles USA and originally appeared here. Circles USA’s latest partnership has yielded a big win for the Upper Cumberland region in Tennessee. CUSA consulted with the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) to apply for Tennessee Opportunity Act planning grant, using the Circles model and poverty alleviation innovations at the heart [...]
This article, Housing the Homeless, is shared courtesy of Herald-Citizen and was featured in the Winter 2022 385 magazine. To learn more about UCHRA's Substance Abuse Solutions (SAS) team, click here.