A number of programs, resources, and assistance programs are offered to residents of Morgan, Campbell, and Scott counties in Tennessee. Get information on the agencies, charities, and non-profits to call for help paying bills, rent, food, and other financial assistance.
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, which can be reached at (423) 784-6022, provides limited amounts of rent assistance. Emergency funds to pay utilities is also offered to needy residents. Last, but not least, a food pantry is available on location.
Much of eastern Tennessee is covered by Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness. Call them at (865) 982-7616. The non-profit can provides assistance to help with paying overdue rent, cooling bills and utilities. The intent of the aid offered is to help people avoid eviction from their home or apartment, or to help them stop disconnection of their utility service.
Morgan-Scott Project, which is run out of Deer Lodge Tennessee, offers emergency financial assistance for making rent payments and housing support. Call (423) 965-3131
Another Salvation Army, this one of Morgan County, may be able to provide grants as well as emergency financial assistance with paying utilities and cooling bills up to once per year. The local Salvation Army may be able to pay up to $75 once proof the remaining balance on the particular energy bill has been /or is to be paid through other local charities or non-profit agencies. Financial assistance is not available once utilities have been cut off, so ask for help early before disconnection. Call (865) 882-7711
The local community action agency, the East Tennessee Human Resources Agency, offers many forms of assistance, including help for paying utility bills, HUD foreclosure counseling, free food, weatherization, and much more. Get details below.
Call the East Tennessee Human Resources Agency at (865) 691-2551. The non-profit can help with the programs above, and much more. For example, they may have information on low income apartments, SNAP food stamps, no interest loans, and more. More on Human Resources Agency of East Tennessee programs.
Aid to Distressed Families, or ADFAC, provides housing solutions to stop evictions and foreclosures. The main goal is to prevent homelessness in Appalachia, including Campbell County, and rehouse families.
The regionally based Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (phone (865) 521-0000) partners with various local churches, food banks, pantries, and other agencies to offer food and possibly other forms of non-financial aid and support.
Open Arms Ministry offers food. This service is offered to local, needy residents every three weeks and recipients of the program will be able to get at least three weeks of food after successfully applying for help. The non-profit provides food for residents in Campbell, Scott, and Morgan Counties in Tennessee. Call (423) 566-6723.
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