Community Services

20 04, 2022

UCHRA Employee Recognized for Heroic Response

By |2024-03-26T21:19:49+00:00April 20th, 2022|Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

19 04, 2022

Warren County Commodities Make-up Date Apr. 28

By |2024-03-26T21:19:49+00:00April 19th, 2022|Alerts, Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 02, 2022

In the News: Circles USA collaboration with Upper Cumberland, TN Awarded $445,000 in TANF Funds

By |2024-03-26T21:19:49+00:00February 13th, 2022|Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

1 11, 2021

UCHRA Looking to Fill Several SCSEP Vacancies

By |2024-03-26T21:20:00+00:00November 1st, 2021|Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

UCHRA is currently working to fill several vacancies in the Senior Community Service Employment Program or SCSEP. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) was established under Title V of the Older Americans Act and is funded through a grant from the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. SCSEP provides income-eligible unemployed individuals age [...]

13 10, 2021

2021 LIHEAP Application Now Available

By |2024-03-26T21:20:00+00:00October 13th, 2021|Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a federally funded program administered by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to provide energy assistance to low-income households. To view and complete the 2021 LIHEAP application packet, please click here. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact your local county [...]

23 07, 2021

Internal Partnership between Community Corrections and Community Services Continues

By |2024-03-26T21:20:00+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

The internal partnership between UCHRA’s Community Corrections and Community Services continues. This partnership allows Community Corrections clients to complete required community service hours by volunteering with UCHRA’s Community Services department during commodities distribution events. We appreciate the hard work that these men and women do to help ensure those in need of commodities are [...]

25 06, 2021

Two UCHRA Employees Receive ROMA Certification

By |2024-03-26T21:20:00+00:00June 25th, 2021|Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

TaShana Hooks and Megan Spurgeon prepare for their respective ROMA certification exams. Two employees of the Cookeville-Putnam County office of Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) are now certified in Results-Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) for the Community Action Network.  Megan Spurgeon, Community Services Assistant Director, completed training to become a certified ROMA [...]

2 06, 2021

Food drive to benefit on-site blessing box slated for June 19

By |2024-03-26T21:20:13+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

We are so thankful for the awesome new partnerships we forge with organizations throughout the UC. Our friends at Butterfly Blessing Effect recently installed this wonderful blessing box at our Cookeville UCHRA office. Join us June 19 as we hold a food drive to collect additional non-perishable items to be stored in the blessing box to help [...]

28 05, 2021

Internal Partnership between Community Corrections and Community Services Continues

By |2024-03-26T21:20:13+00:00May 28th, 2021|Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

The internal partnership between UCHRA's Community Corrections and Community Services continues. This partnership allows Community Corrections clients to complete required community service hours by volunteering with UCHRA's Community Services department during commodities distribution events. We appreciate the hard work that these men and women do to help ensure those in need of commodities are served [...]

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