Emergency Food Pantry
If you or someone you know has traveled to Hamblen County, but circumstances left them without the resources to return home, traveler's aid may be able to help. Eligible clients can be provided a bus ticket to return home. Call the office (number listed above) for more information.
“Working for Change” Job Training
Rent & Utility Assistance
Central Services partners with Douglas Cherokee Neighborhood Center to provide regular and emergency rent and utility assistance for Hamblen County residents.
Regular help is in the form of LIHEAP (Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program) through Douglas Cherokee. This program is currently closed, but will reopen in July 2017.
Emergency rent and utility assistance is a once per year service with a specific procedure. Those wanting help should call our office (number listed above) and leave their name, phone number, and a bit more information. Then, a caseworker will call back, usually within 24 hours, to schedule an appointment and discuss what to bring to the appointment. The caseworker will discuss options for aid at the appointment.