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Get information on programs to contact for financial help with paying electric bills, rent, transportation and other costs in Sevier County. Assistance is provided to low-income families, seniors and the disabled among others. Find financial assistance or free stuff near you in Sevier County.

Government grant money to pay bills in Sevierville is combined with free items, including food, clothes, gas vouchers, car repairs and other basic needs. Or get job placement, debt relief, or free school supplies or Christmas gifts for kids in Sevier County.

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Sevier County Human Services Department - The government office may have applications to limited financial aid, including Families First (TANF), SSI disability grant money, section 8 housing and more. They provide limited emergency assistance for the low income in the area. There is also free government health insurance from TennCare, SNAP food stamps applications and other benefits. Location is 815 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37862. Phone: (865) 429-7005.

  • SNAP recipients can also get other nutritional support. This includes free cooking classes, tips for shopping and even information on EBT cards and what can’t be bought, and some surprising items that can be purchased. Find details here on surprising things to buy with EBT.

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries, phone number (865) 908-3153, can help Sevier County residents pay their rent. They also provide vouchers that can be used to pay utility bills and prevent a disconnection of service. A homeless shelter is also offered for homeless adults.

Fort Sanders Sevier County Senior Center & Office on Aging - Seniors who are aged 60 are older may be able to get assistance from this non-profit. They do not offer financial aid, but rather other programs for the elderly and the community. This includes Meals on Wheels, Medicare applications, information on saving and budgeting and other support. Call (865) 453-8080




Salvation Army - Sevier County Tennessee provides emergency assistance and grants. This includes money for paying cooling and utility bills.  Assistance is available once per year up to $50 maximum. Other services may be offered in the city of Sevierville as well, ranging from transitional housing to free holiday programs. There are also free back to school supplies for students, Christmas gifts for children and other holiday support.

Other support is given too. This includes free summer camps, a soup kitchen, clothes and counseling. The agency may have information on government grant programs for certain bills or paying rent. Call (865) 908-4010, or find more details Salvation Army assistance Sevier County.

Sevier County Food Ministries - While they do not offer money or financial aid, it does provide free food and groceries on a weekly basis for families and individuals who come to the local distribution center. Free food boxes are for those who state their need for help. They also have a thrift store on site. Address is  890 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37862. Call (865) 428-5182

ETHRA, or East Tennessee Human Resources Agency, provides help across the Sevier County area as well. Qualified low income or elderly families can get information on LIHEAP utility bill assistance, government programs such as Head Start or weatherization, and food pantries. Other referrals may be provided too, including to job training. Read East Tennessee Human Resources Agency services.

Mountain Hope Good Shepard Clinic provides free or low-cost care, including to people with no insurance or a low income. Eye exams, medical check ups, dental and other services are from the charity. They also help patients on Medicaid with dental or hearing aid needs. Address is 312 Prince St, Sevierville, TN 37862, call (865) 774-7684, or learn how you can get free dental work near you.

Sevier County community action agency grant money

The local Sevier County Tennessee Community action agency is Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc. They have a mission of helping the low income in the community and ensure they become self-sufficient.





  • Free government grant money is provided, when funding allows. The main program offered is The Neighborhood Service Centers, which is funded primarily by the federal funded Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). This can help Sevier County families with bills, housing, and job related expenses, such as clothes, gas cards for a job, or even the repairs of a car. Learn more on car repair assistance for free near you.
  • They also run the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through the Tennessee Department of Human Services. This will help low-income families, single moms, and seniors pay their light, electric and heating costs.
  • In addition, the non-profit agency operates the government crisis LIHEAP program which has three components for the low income, elderly, and the disabled. They include emergency assistance for utility disconnect notices, summer cooling bills, and regular ongoing reimbursements for heating expenses. The cooling and heating programs provide one time payments for assistance once per year
  • The Centers, which are located throughout the county, provide emergency services in the form of vouchers or grants. This will be limited help with paying rent and mortgage, funds to prevent evictions, money to address utility disconnect notices and they can provide free food. Some loan programs may also be provided for housing programs or rental needs.
  • Food assistance is provided. They also distribute USDA Surplus Commodity food to the low income and needy, provide job placement services, and provide limited home visits and errands for elderly and disabled clients in the area.

Other programs run include Head Start, Child Care, and education programs. Call the Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc. at (423) 587-4500.




Free lawyers in Sevierville

Legal Aid of East Tennessee provides pro-bono legal services for a variety of civil legal problems, but they also provides a certified foreclosure counselor who can provide information on various government programs (both federal and Tennessee. They help tenants facing evictions, help stop debt collectors and address housing discrimination.

Free attorneys are available for low-income families or seniors. Both in person or phone consults are offered. Dial (865) 637-0484, or click here for more information on free legal services in TN.


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