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Services focused on those in the Upper Cumberland who are vulnerable or less able to care for themselves
Collaborating with community partners to make a difference
Making a difference in our region through innovative programs and services
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Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency
At the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, we strive to improve the quality of life throughout the region. Through our diverse array of services, we connect and provide individuals, families, and businesses with the resources they need.
Our services reach all 14 counties of the UC – and beyond with some programs
More than 35 programs offered to improve the quality of life of those in the Upper Cumberland
Through these programs, more than one million units of service were provided last year
The Community Services Department administers a variety of programs that assist low-income and vulnerable populations in the Upper Cumberland. The majority of the services are delivered through our local offices located in all 14 Upper Cumberland counties.
Our Community Intervention department provides programs that target opportunities within the community to improve quality of life. This is done through programs that help individuals who are at risk with the correctional system, individuals who are victims or abuse or neglect, and children who are in need of a positive learning environment.
The UCHRA Public Transportation program, operated by the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, strives to provide safe, affordable, and dependable public transportation to residents of all ages in the 14-county Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee.
This transportation is provided through many “avenues.” We offer local fixed routes, routes to major cities, trips for groups, and even trips where we pick you up right at your door.
Forged from the collective, region-wide mission to lift children and families out of generational poverty, Empower Upper Cumberland – also known as Empower UC – is tasked with serving the most vulnerable populations of the 14-county Upper Cumberland region which includes the counties of Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White with a core objective of lifting 1,600 children and their families out of generational poverty by 2025.
UC Recovery acts as the hub of a centralized system in the coordination of providing help to those who are dealing with addiction. This hub will help one find treatment and help coordinate services such as housing, transportation, jobs, and education.