2012 Humphreys County Partner Agencies
*Please note that all agencies with websites are linked to those sites.
Purpose: Improve the quality of human life and enhance self-reliance through disaster preparedness and relief, such as immediate emergency assistance to single family fires, floods, tornadoes, etc., as well as armed forces emergency communications
UW Funding Used For: Food, clothing, and shelter to individuals and families experiencing disasters in Humphreys County
Contact: Fay Hooper at (931)-582-6869
Purpose: Serve children from birth to 18 years of age who are victims or alleged victims of severe physical and/or sexual abuse.
UW Funding Used For: Implementation of the first empirically based child abuse prevention program entitled “Stewards of Children;” this training is provided free of charge to agencies/organizations that serve children
Contact: Kim Stringfield-Davis at (615)-789-3035
Purpose: Provide shelter, meals, advocacy, and transportation for homeless men, women, children, and families in the area.
UW Funding Used For: Food and personal supplies for the emergency shelter clients; federal grant match money
Contact: Marian Paschall at (731)-336-8724
Purpose: Provide numerous positive, ahnds-on experiences and opportunities for young people in education, citizenship, and leadership that promote the development of life skills and positive character.
UW Funding Used For: All awards; educational materials and equipment; camp sponsorships; conferences; all other activities directly for the benefit of 4-H’ers
Contact: Scott Reese or Jennifer Stewart at (931)-296-2543
·Helping Hands of Humphreys County
Purpose: Provide assistance for disabled and elderly individuals and needy families with emergency needs. Food pantry hours are M-W-F from 9-11 am.
UW Funding Used For: Electricity, rent, food, and utilities
·Highland Rim Economic Corp—Head Start
Purpose: Provide children and parents with a well-stocked library where materials can be checked out, used at home, and returned to the center. These materials are supportive of school readiness and foster parent-child engagement.
UW Funding Used For: Lending library
Contact: Tawny Mullen at (931)-289-4101
·Homemaker Program—Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
Purpose: Provide in-home services for the elderly and disabled as an alternative to institutionalization; also provides parent training instead of foster care placement for abused, neglected, or exploited children and seniors.
UW Funding Used For: Match money for state dollars to provide homemaker services.
Contact: Deb Holmes at (615)-850-3039 or (866)-707-8791
·Humphreys County Long-Term Recovery Organization
Purpose: Provide assistance for unmet needs of Humphreys County residents who have met with a disaster and would not otherwise be able to recover.
UW Funding Used For: Assistance, including temporary housing, furniture, and appliances.
Contact: Karin Davis at (931)-622-9243
Purpose: Provide age-appropriate books each month for children in Humphreys County beginning at birth and ending on their fifth birthday.
UW Funding Used For: Purchase and distribution of books; registration brochures
Contact: Mike Mott at (931)-296-2568, ext. 252
·James Developmental Center
Purpose: Provide training and jobs for mentally and physically challenged adults age 22 and older in self-help, social, and vocational skills and assists families of children and adults with severe disabilities; also operates a recycling center, thrift store, apartments, and group homes.
UW Funding Used For: Purchase and maintenance of transportation for clients; supplement the operation of the recycling center
Contact: Linda Dycus at (931)-296-7755
·Legal Aid Society
Purpose: Provide free legal services to people with low incomes (125% or less of the federal poverty level and/or seniors age 60 and older).
UW Funding Used For: Legal services for qualifying individuals in Humphreys County
Contact: Kevin Fowler at (931)-552-6656, or call the toll-free number 1-800-342-3317
·McEwen Senior Citizens Center
Purpose: Provide facilities to citizens age 55 and older in the McEwen area for meals, health services, educational programs, recreation, social activities, and exercise.
UW Funding Used For: Supplies; maintenance of the building
Contact: Sarah Bell at (931)-582-6634 or the Center at (931)-582-6037
·Meals-on-Wheels and Senior Dining—Mid-Cumberland HRA
Purpose: Assist elderly persons in maintaining their health, dignity, and independence by providing nutritious meals in their homes during the week; also provides congregate meals for seniors age 60 and older who are able to come to the Torrey Johnson Senior Center.
UW Funding Used For: Delivery of hot meals to the homes of Humphreys County residents
Contact: Rose Denton at (931)-296-7753
Purpose: Serve pre-school children who have been identified as having a developmental delay or diagnosed syndrome.
UW Funding Used For: Supplement the funding received from the Department of Education for center-based programs; provide teacher’s salary; operation costs for the preschool for which DOE funds cannot be used.
Contact: Judy Butler or Melinda Bradford at (931)-296-5020
·TN Rehabilitation Center
Purpose: Provide vocational evaluation, employee development, and job placement for students and adults with physical and/or mental disabilities in acquiring the skills necessary to enter the world of work and function independently in the community.
UW Funding Used For: Job placement materials; repair and maintenance on equipment used for on-site employment.
Contact: Debbie Bradley or Adreonna Holland at (731)-584-7015
·Toys for Humphreys County Kids
Purpose: Provide toys at Christmas for children birth through 12 years of age from needy or disadvantaged families; administered by the American Legion.
UW Funding Used For: Toys
Contact: Sanders Hunt at (931)-296-2048
·We Care/We Help Community Clinic
Purpose: Provide health services to non-insured and low-income residents referred by the Humphreys County Health Department’s family nurse practitioner.
UW Funding Used For: Diagnostic testing and subspecialty care
Contact: Mary Beth Davis at (931)-296-2231
Purpose: Provide a hotline, court advocacy, safe shelter, client transportation, transitional housing, and outreach services to victims of abuse and their families; also provides continuing education for staff and volunteers and sponsors educational programs to raise awareness of issues concerning domestic violence.
UW Funding Used For: All of the above services for Humphreys County residents
Contact: Main office at (931)-729-9885 or the 24-hour crisis hotline toll-free at 1-800-470-1117