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25 06, 2024

UCHRA Public Transportation Go Routes Fare-Free Starting July 1

By |2024-06-25T13:52:17+00:00June 25th, 2024|News and Events, Transportation|0 Comments

Effective July 1, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s (UCHRA) Public Transportation’s Go Route will be fare-free.  “We are thrilled to be able to provide this vital transportation service free of charge,” said Holly Montooth, UCHRA Public Transportation Director. "Removing the fare makes our bus routes in Algood, Cookeville, Crossville, and McMinnville more accessible to everyone. [...]

22 06, 2024

In the News: UCHRA Transportation Increasing Driver Pay

By |2024-06-22T22:21:55+00:00June 22nd, 2024|News and Events, Transportation|0 Comments

The following article was published by Newstalk 94.1 and can be found here. The pay increase is effective July 1, 2024.  Base pay for UCHRA Public Transportation drivers has been bumped up to $14 per hour after a vote from the Executive Board. Transportation Director Holly Montooth said drivers with their CDL can receive up to [...]

17 06, 2024

Cheryl Cox, Community Intervention Director, Retires After 35 Years at UCHRA

By |2024-06-17T16:18:49+00:00June 17th, 2024|News and Events|0 Comments

Cheryl Cox, a dedicated member of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA), has been honored for her 35 years of service. Cox, who joined the agency as a Correction Specialist in 1989, has been an integral part of the Corrections Department, holding various roles over the years. During her tenure at UCHRA, Cox has [...]

11 06, 2024

Putnam County Office Awaiting Additional Crisis LIHEAP Funds

By |2024-06-11T17:08:23+00:00June 11th, 2024|Alerts, Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

The Putnam County UCHRA office is not accepting crisis LIHEAP applications at this time. Please stay tuned for updates. This only impacts the Putnam County UCHRA office.

5 06, 2024

UCHRA Announces New Director of Community Intervention

By |2024-06-05T16:01:06+00:00June 5th, 2024|Alerts, News and Events|0 Comments

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) has selected Melissa Hoisington as the new director of UCHRA’s Community Intervention department. Hoisington, whose most recent work experience is that of Senior Regional Crisis Director for Volunteer Behavioral Health, brings more than 15 years of professional social work experience as well as experience with treatment planning, case [...]

23 04, 2024

Van Buren County Head Start Achieves FA2 Compliance

By |2024-04-23T15:24:09+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Community Services, News and Events|0 Comments

Congratulations are in order for UCHRA's Van Buren County Head Start and the leadership team for achieving compliance in all areas of Focus Area 2 (FA2) Review. FA2 provides an opportunity for individual grant recipients to demonstrate their effectiveness in implementing a high-quality program for children and families served over the course of their grant [...]

17 04, 2024

UC Recovery Receives Opioid Abatement Funds

By |2024-04-17T20:43:51+00:00April 17th, 2024|News and Events|0 Comments

The UC Recovery CONNECT program, a program of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) has been awarded opioid abatement funds. The UC Recovery CONNECT project was among 139 other applicants seeking funding via the Tennessee Opioid Abatement Council. UC Recovery requested $5,161,469 to fund the first three years of the project.  “We are committed [...]

4 04, 2024

IN THE NEWS: A better quality of life

By |2024-04-04T18:56:45+00:00April 4th, 2024|News and Events|0 Comments

The following article was published in the Herald-Citizen and can be found here.    With an aging population becoming more and more prevalent in the Upper Cumberland, officials are taking steps to better serve that demographic. "How do we provide a better quality of life, and how do we keep people in their homes longer?" [...]

26 03, 2024

CHANCE Girls Home’s Heartwarming Event Delivers Comfort and Inspiration to Cancer Patients

By |2024-03-26T21:19:11+00:00March 26th, 2024|News and Events|0 Comments

During the month of February, the CHANCE Girls Home collected donations and made purchases using grant funds through their Teen Outreach Program (TOP) with Oasis. These items were utilized to create care bags for children undergoing cancer treatments and hygiene bags for their families to utilize during unexpected overnight stays at the hospital. On March [...]

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