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UCHRA News2022-05-09T13:17:42+00:00

UCHRA News and Announcements

Check out the blog below to see what is happening at UCHRA.  For the calendar of events, click here.

1805, 2022

Public Hearing Notice: UCHRA Public Transportation

May 18th, 2022|Categories: News and Events, Transportation|

Public Hearing Notice Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA), Monday, June 27, 2022 at 5 p.m. at Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, [...]

1105, 2022

Request for Proposals: Mowers at Chance Girls Home

May 11th, 2022|Categories: News and Events|

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will solicit bids from qualified companies for lawn mowing and weed eating services at the Chance Girls Home located at 1744 Deberry Rd., Bloomington Springs, TN, [...]

505, 2022

UCHRA, Collaborative Partnership Awarded $25M in TANF Opportunity Act Funds

May 5th, 2022|Categories: News and Events|

UPPER CUMBERLAND — The Upper Cumberland collaborative aimed at alleviating poverty in the region - Empower Upper Cumberland - has been selected to receive $25 million in TANF Opportunity Act funds to implement its plan.  [...]

205, 2022

UCHRA SCSEP Program Available for Older Americans

May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. SCSEP provides income-eligible unemployed individuals age 55 and over with [...]

2204, 2022

SAS Life Skills Course: Navigating a life of healthy recovery

April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

Pictured, from left: Shelia L., Wendy R, Holly M., and Lauren L. The road to recovery isn't easy. UCHRA's SAS team offers a 12-week Life Skills course to help those in recovery learn [...]

2004, 2022

UCHRA Employee Recognized for Heroic Response

April 20th, 2022|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

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 [...]

1904, 2022

Warren County Commodities Make-up Date Apr. 28

April 19th, 2022|Categories: Alerts, Community Services, News and Events|

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 [...]

404, 2022

Driver Education Instructor

April 4th, 2022|Categories: Careers, News and Events|

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 [...]

2903, 2022

Case Manager (Group Homes)

March 29th, 2022|Categories: Careers, News and Events|

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 [...]

803, 2022

Community Rides Grant, UCHRA Public Transportation Assists with Family Engagement Night

March 8th, 2022|Categories: News and Events|

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 [...]

803, 2022

Livingston Academy Students Job Shadow with UCHRA

March 8th, 2022|Categories: News and Events|

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 [...]

2302, 2022

Bridges out of Poverty & Simulation Day Held

February 23rd, 2022|Categories: News and Events, Uncategorized|

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, [...]

1302, 2022

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

February 13th, 2022|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

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 [...]

2701, 2022

UCHRA Public Transportation Receives IMPROVE Grant Award

January 27th, 2022|Categories: News and Events, Transportation|

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) Public Transportation program has been selected by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to receive $90,000 in funding under the IMPROVE Transit Investment Grant Program.  “This grant will [...]

1101, 2022

UCHRA Public Transportation Team Navigates Winter Weather Challenges

January 11th, 2022|Categories: News and Events, Transportation|

Riley Sparks (left) and Terry Cronk (right) carefully navigate the challenging road conditions to bring food and drinks to UCHRA Public Transportation passengers stuck in traffic on I-40 during the Jan. 6 snowstorm. [...]

601, 2022

UCHRA Hosts TANF Opportunity Act Kickoff Meeting, Welcomes Collaborative Partners

January 6th, 2022|Categories: News and Events|

In order to move the needle and move clients out of poverty, it will take all of us working together. That’s the message from Mark Farley, UCHRA Executive Director to community partners in [...]

301, 2022

Upper Cumberland Drivers Recognized

January 3rd, 2022|Categories: News and Events|

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program through the U.S. Department of Transportation has designated the Rural Mobility Champion Award to ALL rural Frontline Transit Drivers. Drivers across the 14-county Upper Cumberland are officially being recognized [...]

2812, 2021

UCHRA Public Transportation, Partners to Provide Safe Rides Home in McMinnville

December 28th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is teaming up with the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and the Warren County Executive’s office to provide safe rides home this New Year’s Eve.  The UCHRA Public Transportation [...]

2412, 2021

UCHRA Public Transportation, Partners to Provide Safe Rides Home

December 24th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is teaming up with Tri Star Beverage, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and Cookeville Police Department to provide safe rides home this New Year’s Eve. The UCHRA Public Transportation team [...]

1512, 2021

UCDD, UCHRA Recognize Employees and Communities During Annual Meeting

December 15th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

During the agencies’ annual meeting, eight employees of the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) and Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) selected as departmental employees of the year were recognized for their efforts. Two employees [...]

812, 2021

THDA Public Notice: Housing and Community Development Activities in Tennessee

December 8th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

THDA Public Notice: Housing and Community Development Activities in Tennessee In the recently released 2020-2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) describes how federal CDBG, ESG, HOME, HOPWA, [...]

712, 2021

UCHRA Announces 2022 Commodities Distribution Schedule

December 7th, 2021|Categories: Community Services, News and Events, Volunteer & Internships|

UPPER CUMBERLAND - Click here to view the full schedule of commodities distribution dates for 2022. To learn more about specific distribution events in your area, or to volunteer, please contact your local UCHRA county [...]

1911, 2021

Contract Auditor

November 19th, 2021|Categories: Careers, News and Events|

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is currently accepting applications for Contract Energy Auditors to conduct pre- and post-audits for the Weatherization Program. The Weatherization Program (WP) is a federally funded program administered by [...]

1011, 2021

Clay County Commodities Rescheduled to Nov. 24, 2021

November 10th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

Please note that due to the observance of the Veterans Day (Nov. 11) holiday, the Clay County commodities distribution originally scheduled for Nov. 11 has been rescheduled for Nov. 24. All other details including location [...]

111, 2021

UCHRA Looking to Fill Several SCSEP Vacancies

November 1st, 2021|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

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 [...]

2810, 2021

UCHRA Public Transportation Brings Home TPTA Awards

October 28th, 2021|Categories: News and Events, Transportation|Tags: , , , , |

In addition to being named the most spirited during the Tennessee Public Transportation Association conference and expo last week, UCHRA's Public Transportation team brought home several awards. Joey Bitter won third place in [...]

1310, 2021

2021 LIHEAP Application Now Available

October 13th, 2021|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

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 [...]

1110, 2021

Overton County CASA Motorcycle Charity Ride Slated for Oct. 23

October 11th, 2021|Categories: CASA, News and Events|

Mark your calendars! Our Overton County CASA team is busy planning their first motorcycle charity ride and we would love to see you there! The ride will take place Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. [...]

1110, 2021

UCHRA Welcomes New Policy Council Members

October 11th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

On Oct. 6, the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency welcomed the new members of the recently-restructured policy council. The new policy council consists of 19 members -- local elected officials, consumer representatives, community partner representatives, [...]

1110, 2021

UCHRA Offering Discounted Rides for Blues and Brews Ticket Holders

October 11th, 2021|Categories: News and Events, Transportation|

UCHRA Public Transportation will offer a discounted and safe way for Blues and Brews ticket holders to get to their destination safely.  Recently, Heather Thomas, UCHRA Public Transportation Mobility Manager, joined WCTE President and CEO [...]

309, 2021

Pick Up Cookeville, Powered by Uber, Now Serving Putnam County

September 3rd, 2021|Categories: News and Events, Transportation|

PUTNAM COUNTY - On Sept. 2, staff and leadership representing Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) joined with local and city officials to celebrate the official launch of Pick Up Cookeville.  This new, on-demand service [...]

2807, 2021

Pick Up UC Transit Operator

July 28th, 2021|Categories: Careers, News and Events, Transportation|

Position: Pick Up UC Transit Operator Location: Putnam County Job Description: The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency (UCHRA) has multiple openings for part-time Transit Operators/Drivers to facilitate a new transportation service line in partnership with Uber: [...]

2307, 2021

Internal Partnership between Community Corrections and Community Services Continues

July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

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. [...]

2506, 2021

Two UCHRA Employees Receive ROMA Certification

June 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

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 [...]

206, 2021

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

June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

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 [...]

2805, 2021

Internal Partnership between Community Corrections and Community Services Continues

May 28th, 2021|Categories: Community Services, News and Events|

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 [...]

2605, 2021

Head Start del condado de Van Buren se inscribe ahora para el año escolar 2021-22

May 26th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

¡Head Start del condado de Van Buren ahora está aceptando solicitudes para el año escolar 2021-22! Nuestro equipo de Head Start tiene como objetivo promover la preparación escolar en niños pequeños de todas las capacidades; [...]

2605, 2021

Van Buren County Head Start Now Enrolling for 2021-22 School Year

May 26th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

Van Buren County Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year! Our head start team aims to promote school readiness in young children of all abilities; integrating social and intellectual development through the [...]

604, 2021

April is National Fair Housing Month

April 6th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. This landmark law was signed into law on April 11, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because [...]

1602, 2021

UCDD, UCHRA Board Meetings Rescheduled

February 16th, 2021|Categories: Alerts, News and Events|

Due to inclement weather and potentially hazardous travel conditions across the Upper Cumberland, the regularly scheduled Policy Council and Executive Committee meetings of both the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) and the Upper Cumberland Human [...]

2701, 2021

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?

January 27th, 2021|Categories: News and Events|

Tennesseans who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, and qualify for a phase currently being vaccinated, can register for an appointment online at https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/vaccine-phases/. Residents of Tennessee’s metropolitan counties may seek information from their local [...]

511, 2020

Community Needs Assessment

November 5th, 2020|Categories: News and Events|

UCHRA and the Community Action Agency have now published the latest Needs Assessment which helps us the unique needs of our region.  To view this publication, click on the link below. PY21 UCHRA CNA Final

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