The Community Services Department’s programs and services focus on assisting our Community’s low-income and vulnerable populations. To learn more, there are more detailed descriptions of each program found below. Don’t know where to start? You can complete our service request form here.

UCHRA is proud to work with the Association of Community Action Partnership.

Programs and Services

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program


Need help with your water bill?

Click here to access the LIHWAP Application Packet 2022-2023

Contact your local county office to find out more.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance


Need help with your utility bill?

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.

Click here to access the LIHEAP Packet 2022-2023

Haga clic aquí para acceder al Paquete LIHEAP 2022-2023

Contact your local county office to find out more.



Does your home need to be weatherized?

The Weatherization Program (WP) is a federally funded program administered by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA).  WP provides basic insulation and weatherization measures for low-income households.

View our bid tracking sheet here.

To find out more, contact your local county office.

Child & Adult Care Food Program


Supplemental Meal Cost Program

The Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS) supplements the cost of meals and snacks to caregivers for children enrolled in Approved or Licensed Day Care Homes.

For more information, call 931-528-1127 and ask for the Food Program Manager

Senior Community Service Employment


Job Training For Seniors

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), funded through Senior Services of America, provides income eligible, unemployed individuals ages 55 and over with paid part-time job training positions within host agencies that serve community needs. While in the program, participants receive work related training to gain skills and experience they need to transition to unsubsidized  employment.

If you are interested in our program, either email or call 931-528-1127 and ask to speak to the SCSEP program coordinator.

“…operated under a USDOL grant and in cooperation with Senior Service America, Inc. SCSEP is funded by a $45.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This funding provides 90% of the support for SCSEP with SSAI providing 10% match or $5 million. The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.”

Home and Community Services (CHOICES)



Through contracts with Tennessee Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), in-home services are provided to eligible Tennessee clients. UCHRA provides attendant care and respite to CHOICES clients. 

To learn more about CHOICES or to apply for services, contact the Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) at 1-866-836-6678. 

Ensure & Glucerna

Order Directly From UCHRA

Pickup At Your Local UCHRA Office!

You can now get Ensure, a brand name nutritional supplement and meal replacement, through UCHRA.  We have a variety of flavors.  These can be ordered from your local UCHRA office.  The cost is $25 per case.  We also offer Glucerna at $35 per case.  To see more information and  available flavors, check out the flyer!


Pickup locations across the Upper Cumberland

100 percent domestic USDA Foods


The Commodities Program at UCHRA

The Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, known as commodities, served over a million pounds of food to the 14-county area covered by UCHRA last year alone. 

If you think you or someone you know qualifies for the commodities program, please contact your local UCHRA county office for more information. Interested in applying for commodities? You can fill it out online or print it and bring it to your local UCHRA office. Access the commodities eligibility application by clicking here.

The U.S.D.A.’s Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program is available to all eligible recipients regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability.

To see when the next commodity distribution is coming to your area, check out our events page. Click here to view the full schedule of commodities distribution events set for 2023. 

Social Services Block Grant


In need of Homemaker Services?

The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG), which is funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS), funds the Adult Protective Services (APS) Homemaker Program. The APS Homemaker Program receives referrals from APS to serve adults who have been abused, neglected or exploited. Services provided by the homemaker include: household chores, errands, budgeting and other services to enable them to live independently.

Contact the In Home Services Manager at 931-528-1127 for more information.

Community Services Block Grant


Services With A Target On Poverty

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), is a federal block grant program funded by the Office of Community Services and administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS).  CSBG provides assistance to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities by removing the barriers to self-sufficiency.  CSBG enables agencies to provide a range of services, including emergency services, based on the needs in the service area.  

Found below is the primary application used in CSBG programs.  Click to download and complete.

CSBG Application

For more information on available CSBG programs, contact your local county office

Substance Abuse Solutions


Substance Abuse Solutions

Substance Abuse Solutions (SAS) works with individuals from entry into the program to stability in life.  SAS will work with an individual for up to two years while in the program to help them get their life back from what substance abuse stole from them.

For more information visit the Substance Abuse Solutions page or contact your local county office