TOPS - Only migrant or seasonal farm workers may qualify for help. The non-profit provides assistance with paying for rent and utilities. Alamo TN and various other locations around the area. (731) 696-4860
Halls Mission - Provides rent payment and housing assistance to those in need of short term help or who may be facing a hardship. In addition to money for paying rent, they may have funds for utility bills, food aid, and information on other services for qualified individuals. (731) 836-7079
Dyersburg-Dyer Co Union Mission (phone (731) 285-0726) - This agency also provides rent payment assistance to those in need of help. Also learn about energy bill programs.
Community action agency - Economic Development Council - Funding is limited, and provided on a case by case basis. The program may be able to offer assistance with paying for utility, heating and cooling bills. This is the local non-profit community action agency for the region. Other resources for families facing poverty, the low income, or unemployed are as follows.
- Inquire into federal government programs such as Head Start.
- Applications are processed for low income energy bill assistance programs including weatherization and LIHEAP.
- Food assistance in Gibson, Carroll and nearby counties include surplus government commodities and meals for children.
- Job training, including federal programs such as WIA, or the Workforce Investment Act.
All financial aid and services are available for people who live in Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion and Weakley counties, and they can provide information on other services if you do not live in those counties. Referrals are offered too. The main office is in Dresden TN. Call (800) 273-0301. However other locations are open too.
The Salvation Army has locations around Northwest Tennessee. The Henry County branch can be reached at (731) 642-4105 and is located in Paris. This branch can provide rent help, and possibly other limited funding for energy bills and medications. The location can refer people to Salvation Armys in other counties, as well as other non-profits, charities, and government programs.
The agency also has centers in Gibson and nearby counties. In addition to the Salvation Army programs listed above, numerous other resources are available. They include free food from a pantry, Christmas meals for families and gifts for children, as well as referrals and case management. Or explore other basic needs such as clothing and even job training services. Learn more.
Faith Family Medical Clinic has locations and serves most towns and cities in TN. They have information and details on health care programs. Dial (615) 341-0808
Henry County Health Department - Services offered to the low income and uninsured can include, but are not limited to, primary adult and pediatric care, dental care and specialty medicine, prenatal care, as well as laboratory and radiological services and allied support services like nutrition and health education. They also partner with other community clinics throughout Northwest TN. Paris Tennessee based, and dial (731) 642-4025. Find other medical bill programs.
Paris Family Resource Center may have school supplies and they also run a food pantry. 642-2938
Sunswept Baptist Church Food Pantry of Union City ((731) 885-8525) may be able to provides limited amount of free groceries and food when donations are available on first-come, first-served basis to families in need of help.
Helping Hand Ministry - Some of the assistance programs offered include emergency financial assistance for rent, utility bills, medicine, medical expenses. They can also refer people to local non-profits. Union City. (731) 885-3924
Lake Co Primary Care - The clinic may offer health care and other aid for residents of the surrounding counties. Call (731) 253-6690