The Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency provides a variety of assistance to local families. Some of the programs offered include :
Prescription Drug and Medical Program
They provides help to individuals and families who do not have prescription drug medication coverage. They will also assist with medical supplies and other health care needs.
Car Repair and Transportation Program
Families can even receive grants and own payment assistance to help them purchase a reliable, used automobile for work. Or, if you have an automobile that needs repairs, they will provide limited financial assistance to help repair the car.
Emergency Aid and Services
A wide variety of counseling, financial assistance, credit card help, budgeting, and more. More on credit card help. They also give free cash grants to help pay for utility bills and rent.
Home repair assistance for safe water supply , septic systems, and other improvements such as the construction of wheelchair ramps.
Register for the Low-Income Home-Energy Assistance Program
This utility bill assistance program will assist with the payment of cooling and heating costs. In addition, emergency energy bill assistance is available if your service is about to be disconnected.
They are located at 4151 South Academy Street in Murfreesboro Tennessee, and can be reached at (615) 742-1113.
The non profit agency Community Food Partners: a Program Of Second Harvest Food Bank Of Middle Tennessee (phone (615) 329-3491) provides groceries and food to charities and agencies that feed senior citizens, poor children, unemployed, struggling parents, the homeless, the disabled. Call them to find a distribution center near you.
Another non-profit to contact is Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, which helps relieve and end hunger in south Rutherford County by serving low income and other persons who are temporarily unable to provide groceries or food for themselves. Phone (615) 895-1148.
Northminister Presbyterian Church has an emergency food pantry. Items can be provided in a crisis, such as the victims of a disaster such as a fire. Call before stopping by. Phone number is (615) 893-5880
Heartland Baptist Church - Food Pantry is in Murfreesboro at 307 E. Jefferson Pike. A small food bag may be offered to the low income and needy, including seniors.
West Main Mission can provide free meals for transient, senior citizens or local homeless individuals. Call the Murfreesboro non-profit at (615) 893-8912.
St Rose of Lima Catholic Church may offer utility bill help and information on other services. The program only runs Tuesday late morning. The charity also has referrals to a Food Pantry for the region. Partners in the Rutherford County area acquire food products through donations, canned drives, or direct purchase. The groceries and canned items are then provide to clients who are faced with emergency situations. 1601 North Tennessee Boulevard, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130. Dial (615) 692-0159.
Additional food pantries, clothing centers, and meal programs operate in the region as well. Or case managers can help low income families apply for government aid such as SNAP food stamps. More Rutherford food banks.
Contact Community Helpers, which provides low income and other eligible residents with emergency financial assistance for paying rent, utilities, prescription medicines, wood, heating oil kerosene, and even emergency tooth extractions. (615) 898-0617, or more Community Helpers emergency programs.
The Salvation Army: Emergency Shelter & Transient Assistance (phone number (615) 895-7071) runs numerous assistance programs, and partners with other agencies. They provides qualified individuals with emergency shelter for families and men as well as bus tickets, occasional financial assistance for bills and rent, gasoline assistance, and emergency food to low income and transient persons; serves Rutherford County Tennessee. Additional services available in Murfreesboro and across the county include employment counseling, holiday assistance, and more. Continue Rutherford County Salvation Army assistance programs.
Last, but not least, call West Main Mission, which can be reached at (615) 893-8912. This agency helps people of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, and they provide help and aid to needy people who live in Rutherford County through the distribution of clothing, food, clothing, financial aid, household items, furniture, and Christmas gifts. Assistance is also provided for paying for groceries, meals, gasoline, and bus tickets.
Murfreesboro Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Housing program. Very low income families can access safe, improved, and affordable living conditions. Your monthly rent will also be kept at affordable level. The program is offered across all of Rutherford County Tennessee. 415 North Maple St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130, call (615) 893-9414. Read more section 8 in Tennessee.
PATH Program of The Guidance Center provides information on housing to the homeless, with a focus on the disabled or those with a mental illness. They can offer referrals to the disabled with eviction due to unpaid rent, people whose utilities are at risk of being shut off or disconnected, or information on shelters. The support requires age, income, disability, need or other requirements. Address is 118 N. Church Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130, dial (615) 898-0771
St. Luke's Catholic Church of Smyrna TN has a Food Pantry on site. The location is 10682 Old Nashville Hwy, Smyrna, TN 37167. Bags of food are offered to LaVergne and Smyrna residents only. Phone number is (615) 355-1784
Rutherford County DHS administers a number federal government and state of Tennessee assistance programs. Examples include Food Stamps, which provide low-income and indigent households vouchers for buying their groceries. Other assistance includes Medicaid for health care needs or LIHEAP / low income energy bill assistance. Several social services are available. 1711B Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129, call (615) 848-5153.
Family Resource Center of Murfreesboro has clothing, personal care items, toiletries, free baby food and basic household items. Assistance is for residents of Public Housing or Section 8 Housing units. (615) 893-9414.
Rutherford County Housing Authority process applications for section 8, which is a form of rent assistance for the very low income and working poor. They can use the voucher to help pay for private housing units or apartments in the county. Shelter Care Plus can provide government grants for rent to the disabled that are homeless, and MHA also arranges shelter. 415 North Maple St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130, dial (615) 893-9414. Click more information.
Non-profits offer holiday help, including at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Rutherford County agencies assist low income families, the working poor, and elderly with free meals, groceries, toys, and gifts. A numer of resources are available to those that need help. Learn more.
Legal Aid Society Of Middle Tennessee And The Cumberlands ((615) 890-0905), which is based in Murfreesboro, provides the elderly and low income with free legal advocacy and education to obtain basic necessities, legal advice or to gain protection from family violence for persons of low-income and elderly people in Rutherford County Tennessee. Read more on free legal aid
Primary Care & Hope Clinic provides primary health and medical care at low cost to low income and uninsured patients of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro. Read more on free medical care.
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