There is a local nonprofit agency, the Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency that helps pay utility bills and more for families in need in Sumner, Rutherford, Robertson, Williamson, Wilson, and also Cheatham counties. This year, they have over $4 million to provide to needy individuals.
The agency also has a large variety of other assistance programs. Some of them include a program that provides free of discounted prescription drugs to those who can’t get them on their insurance, or do not have insurance. They have a program that provides grants for used cars, and will even help pay for car repairs. They provide food aid to those who need nutritious meals. And last, but not least, they will also provide short term rent help and money for security deposits.
This is only a sampling of the programs they offer. There are more. You can contact them for more information. The Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is based at 600 Small Street in Gallatin, and can be reached at (615) 742-1113.
Another program offered by the Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is the medical support program. This option provides assistance to those individuals and families who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage and are struggling with health care expenses. It also helps eligible participants with receiving medical supplies and dealing with medical bills. Learn more on other tactics such as as medical bill negotiating techniques.
The community action agency also administers the following services to people in need of help.
Call Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency at (615) 742-1113.
Whether you need free food, affordable health or dental care, or financial assistance for paying bills, rent, and medications, the non-profits below are there to help.
Transportation Programs - This option provides down-payment and transportation assistance to qualified and eligible participants who purchase a reliable, used automobile for work. But the help doesn’t stop there. It also provides financial assistance and grants to use for paying for car insurance and minor automobile repairs that may be required to keep vehicle in working condition for transporting back and forth to work. Learn more on car repair programs.
Gallatin and Portland CARES offers food, rent, and utility assistance, among other resources. They run programs and obtain products through canned drives, donations, and other sources. All of the items raised from the community go to the food pantry, and in some cases the church will resort to direct purchase of even more items. The grocery, food, and meals are then distributed to the people who are in emergency situations.
Using money from the thrift store sales, rental payment assistance is provided for those who are faced with eviction and who meet program conditions. In some cases, CARES may issue a low to the applicant. Those faced with a disconnection of their electric service may also qualify for utility and/or water bill assistance. Address is 330 N. Durham Ave., Gallatin, Tennessee 37066, phone (615) 452-5732. A second office is at 617 Hwy. 52E, Portland, Tennessee 37148, dial (615) 325-7805, or read CARES assistance programs.
Hendersonville Samaritan Association – Food is available on site for the needy. People facing disconnection of their power, or homelessness, may qualify for rent assistance. Other services range from clothing at a thrift store to vouchers for prescription medications. Applicants will need to meet income, age, disability, need or other requirements as well, in order to get aid. Main number is (615) 824-7105. Call for intake, or find more programs from Hendersonville Samaritan Association.
Portland Housing Authority is located at 107 Potts Ave, Portland, Tennessee 37148. Dial (615) 325-4559. The government agency answers questions on and processes Section 8 applications. The rental vouchers can help low income qualified families pay their rent.
HOPE Food Bank/pantry distributes food, groceries, and meals to people who are in emergency situations who live in White House, TN. Call (615) 672-8006
Free food banks - There are a few dozen in Sumner County. Each will try to feed the hungry and working poor. Not only that, but some offer other targeted programs such as Meals on Wheels, Christmas help, or also operate clothing closets. Options range from Cross Roads Church to a pantry at Little Guys Foundation and many others. More Sumner County food pantries.
Salvus Center, Inc. is a local Primary Healthcare Clinic. Health and/or dental care may be provided for those without health insurance in Sumner County. There are two centers. One is at 556 Hartsville Pk, Ste 200, Gallatin, TN 37066, (615) 451-0038 and the second is located at 107 Imperial Blvd., Ste 3, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075, phone (615) 822-0804.
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