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Assistance programs in Robertson, Cheatham, and Trousdale County.

Financial resources and emergency assistance

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is focused on empowering low-income residents of the Middle Tennessee region. Programs and resources offered are focused on helping people to become economically self-sufficient. Service counties include Cheatham, Robertson, and Trousdale.

The case management services they administer are designed to help clients both identify and then to overcome the barriers and challenges that prevent economic self-sufficiency. Some of the components of this program are the Comprehensive Family Case Management Program and also a program know as the Elderly and Disabled Services.

Emergency program - This may be able to provide qualified clients with limited financial assistance, cash grants, counseling and information to families and individuals. This is targeted at those residents of the Robertson and other counties that need emergency financial help with paying for their housing, rent, and utility costs and bills.

Health program- This can help qualified clients with procuring prescription medication, medical supplies, and any other needed items. It is an services provided to uninsured low-income households in the non-profit agencies service territory.

Another option is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The federal government funded program can offer emergency and regular energy bill assistance is for income qualified households.

Referrals and linkages are available to other public and non-profit private entities and assistance programs in Tennessee and at the federal level.

Food and nutrition programs can offer non-perishable food items to eligible low income residents and families. The community action agency works in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Tennessee Emergency Food Assistance Program.




The Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency helps the low income overcome a short term challenge and will assist with longer term self-sufficiency. They are located in Lebanon, Tennessee 37088, phone (615) 742-1113. All of the resources listed above are offered by the community action agency. Find more details on Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency assistance programs.

Bethesda Center runs a housing assistance program that makes emergency rental payments. Assistance is offered for people who are at risk of eviction without any type of assistance. Applicants will need to meet age, disability, income, need based or other requirements. 124 S. Main St., Ashland City, TN 37015, call (615) 792-1389

The Ark Community Resource & Assistance Center, Inc. is a non-profit that focuses on mortgage and rent assistance. Resources are focused on residents of South Cheatham County and it can help bring some form of stability to them. Address is 710 Hwy 70, Pegram, Tennessee 37143. Phone (615) 457-1931. Click here for more information on Tennessee mortgage assistance programs.

Cooperative Outreach for Personal Emergencies also may have emergency rent or utility bill assistance. It is only offered for people facing eviction or facing homelessness. 810 S. Main St., Springfield, TN 37172. Call (615) 384-1465 for intake.

White House HOPE Center is another regional non-profit. The main office is in White House Tennessee and it also offers emergency financial assistance to the needy. Rent, food, clothing, and more may be provided. (615) 672-0298

First Baptist Church of Greenbrier operates a clothing and food pantry. Those in need can stop by up to twice per month. Referrals to other social service agencies and government programs may be offered too. The non-profit also gives away school supplies, Toys, Thanksgiving Baskets and more at holidays, including Christmas time. (615) 643-4503





Emergency food programs - Find information on pantries as well as public aid for low income families. There are also Meals on Wheels services for seniors and the disabled in Trousdale County. Or get help in applying for SNAP food stamps. More information on Wilson County TN free food pantries.

TN Housing Development Agency can be reached at (615) 564-1200. They can assist or provide advise on housing and rental issues. The main resource they offer is the HUD-funded rental assistance program for very low income and working poor families. There is often a waiting list for these vouchers and a number of conditions need to be met by applicants.

St Luke's Community House administers an emergency food box for families in Cheatham and Robertson. Call (615) 350-7893

Community Help Center of Trousdale County provides free canned and perishable food, groceries, and government commodities. Some other resources such as baby formula and referrals may be administered as well. 109 E. Main St, Hartsville, Tennessee 37074. Main number - (615) 374-2904

Hartsvillle Family Health Center/Community Health Clinic. The location is a private, nonprofit outpatient facility which provides basic health and medical care including immunizations, physical examinations, family planning, nutrition assistance and diagnosis and treatment of common ailments. All medical services are provided to the low income and uninsured on an ability-to-pay basis. Assistance is focused on indigent and low-income residents of the community. (615) 374-2107

Dickson Community Clinic is a faith-based primary care clinic which treats uninsured individuals and families from Dickson, Trousdale and surrounding counties. The center offers diagnosis, primary healthcare, treatment, special referral and diagnostic testing and therapies. (615) 441-1486.


By Jon McNamara














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