Wilson County assistance programs.
Get information on non-profits, charities, and other organization in Lebanon and Wilson County Tennessee that provide help with paying bills, rent, and more. Access foreclosure counseling and debt management programs, as well as get free food.
Help with rent and utilities in Lebanon and Wilson County
If you are facing an eviction, call the Lebanon Help Center at (615) 449-1856. The location may be able to assist with past due utility bills, medical prescriptions, free clothing and food. They also work to assist elderly/cancer patients with a prescription. In some cases, there may be gas vouchers to out of town doctors visits.
Any help offered by the center is for those who meet age, household income, disability, or other requirements of the program in question. Qualified low income individuals may also be able to receive financial assistance for utility bills, food, gasoline vouchers, medications and other expenses.
Another option is the Mt. Juliet Help Center. They offer utility assistance up to once per year. Phone (615) 754-4357.
The region is supported by the Salvation Army. Social services and assistance programs range from financial aid to addressing basic needs. Call the agency for information on, referrals, and maybe even direct financial assistance. As resources allow, some of what may be offered in Wilson County includes emergency utility bill help, money for paying rent, free food, and school supplies. Other resources include a thrift store, food pantry, and programs focused on senior citizens. Case mangers are focused on helping the working poor. Read Wilson County Salvation Army assistance.
Assistance programs from the Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency
This agency is focused on helping low to moderate income residents of Middle Tennessee and Wilson County become self-sufficient over the long term, and may be able to provide some immediate relief to those who need help.
Emergency and crisis assistance program. This program provides financial assistance, cash grant, information and counseling to individuals and families who need emergency help with housing, rent, and utility costs and bills.
Housing-repair assistance. Help is offered for repair or replacement of septic systems, safe water supply and the construction of wheelchair ramps for low income homeowners.
Prescriptions and medical devices. The community action agency provides assistance and vouchers to those who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage or who can’t afford to pay for medications. Also helps eligible participants with receiving medical supplies and devices.
Low-Income Home-Energy Assistance Program. This program assists low-income households, the elderly and disabled with the payment of heating and cooling bills. Emergency energy bill assistance is also made available for vulnerable households in the community.
Transportation program is a program that provides down-payment assistance to qualified participants who purchase a reliable, new or used automobile to get back and forth to work. The agency knows a car is critical to self-sufficiency. The program also provides financial assistance to help people pay for minor automobile repairs that may be required to keep vehicle in good working condition.
Foreclosure and debt assistance. They can refer homeowners and people with unmanageable debts to counselors and HUD approved foreclosure agencies in the area.
Call the Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency at (615) 742-1113.
Buffalo Valley Inc provides housing solutions. This can include transitional housing and referrals to government grants for paying a security deposit. The focus of the non-profit is on homeless prevention and some referrals to rental assistance or case management may be available too. They operate many services in Wilson and surrounding counties. (931) 359-3052. Read more Buffalo Valley housing assistance programs.
Health and medical care at reduced costs
Charis Health Center is one of the local clinics that offers high quality healthcare, basic health screening, general checks up, and other medical services at reduced fees based on the applicants household income. The clinic will also offer referrals for other services that are offered at reduced cost testing and will provide access to specialists if needed. (615) 773-5785
The Wilson County Health Department - Primary Health Care Services offers medical services and health care to low to moderate income individuals on an ability-to-pay basis and the health care programs target low-income, underinsured, uninsured and working poor residents of the community. Dial (615) 444-5325.
Food pantries and distribution centers
St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church runs a program that provides a limited amount of food and groceries for families or individuals in Lebanon Tennessee during times of personal crisis or an emergency. The food provided is for people who have no groceries available to them or cannot afford to purchase food at retail costs or their local store. Call (615) 444-0524.
The Wilson County Food Donation Program makes available a pantry. (615) 547-9316
Find locations of other food pantries and soup kitchens. Non-profits use donations and the help of volunteers to feed struggling families. Locate Wilson County food pantries.