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Community Funded, Community Focused

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Central Services, Inc. is a non-profit agency that encompasses many different programs that provide financial assistance and crisis intervention counseling. The agency serves as a clearing house and distribution center for other local non-profit agencies. Central Services, Inc. believes that no one chooses a life of poverty and need. By treating people with honesty, respect and genuine concern, our goal is to teach and model positive living and coping skills, in hope that we can change some of the habits that lead to unhealthy behaviors.
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Serving Hamblen County for Over 50 years

- Your Community's Safety Net -

" Never Doubt That A Small Group Of Thoughtful, Committed Citizens Can Change The World; Indeed, It Is The Only Thing That Ever Has. "
- Margaret Mead

Community Funded

Central Services is grateful to be funded almost entirely by community donations. Around 50% of our budget is provided by the United Way of Hamblen County and by revenue from our thrift store. We couldn’t operate without the community’s support.

Thrifty Management

Each year about 90% of our budget is used to help the public. We conduct an independent audit each year to ensure fiscal responsibility. We make the most of the funds the community trusts us with.

Community Focused

When we meet with a client, we discuss their overall situation that led them here. We refer our clients to local resources for employment, housing, child care, and more. Our work to combat poverty in our area helps uplift the whole community.

How Central Services Can Help

Food Pantry

Our food pantry provides nutritious food to anyone living or working in Hamblen County.

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Thrift Store

We offer clothes, furniture, and more at a fraction of the cost of regular stores.

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Counseling Services

Our caseworkers meet with every client to discuss their unique situation and other needs.

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Holiday Programs

We keep the magic of Christmas alive by providing a Christmas dinner and presents.

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Travelers Aid

This program can help someone in Hamblen County return home or relocate to another city.

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Medication Aid

This program offers help with paying for certain types of medication through local pharmacies.

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Emergency Bill Assistance

We can assist with past-due rent or utility bills to prevent eviction or disconnect.

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Hamblen Interagency Coalition


We hold monthly meetings open to any social service agency.

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Agency/Community Partnerships

⦁ American Job Center   ⦁ Boy Scouts of America   
⦁ Boys and Girls Club of Morristown    ⦁ Breath of Life Ministries    
⦁ CEASE Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault    
⦁ Cherokee Health Systems    ⦁ Clinch-Powell RC&D    
⦁ Douglas-Cherokee Neighborhood Service Center        
⦁ Girls Incorporated of Hamblen County    ⦁ FUGE Camps
⦁ Hamblen County Government   ⦁ Hamblen County Fire Department   
⦁ Hamblen County Health Department     ⦁ HC Excell 
⦁ Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department     ⦁ Healthstar Foundation
⦁ Helen Ross McNabb Center   ⦁ HOLA Lakeway    ⦁ Holston Presbytery
⦁ GFWCReading Circle Ladies   ⦁ Midwest Food Bank
⦁ Jefferson Federal Charitable Foundation    ⦁ UT Extension Services
⦁ MATS (Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter)   
⦁ Morristown City Government    ⦁ Morristown Housing Authority    
⦁ Morristown Police Department    ⦁ Nolichucky Baptist Association
⦁ Morristown Rotary Club    ⦁ SCORE Knoxville    
⦁ Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee    
⦁ United Way of Hamblen County    ⦁ Volunteers of America

Corporate & Local Utility Company Partnerships

⦁ Aeropostale    ⦁ Auntie Anne’s    ⦁ Atmos Energy
⦁ Appalachian Electric Cooperative    ⦁ Food City
⦁ Barrette Outdoor Living    ⦁ Citizen Tribune    
⦁ Daniel Paul Chairs    ⦁ General Electric    ⦁ PFG Hale
⦁ Good 360    ⦁ Holston Electric Cooperative    ⦁ TJ Maxx
⦁ Lakeway Container    ⦁ Longhorn Steakhouse  ⦁ Rich’s    
⦁ Morristown Utility Systems    ⦁ Olive Garden    ⦁ Walmart 
⦁ Precision Ladder    ⦁ Rusty Wallace Cadillac    

College/University Partnerships

⦁ Campbellsville University School of Social Work
⦁ Carson-Newman Univ   ⦁ East Tennessee State Univ
⦁ Lincoln Memorial University School of Social Work
⦁ Tennessee College of Applied Technology
⦁ Tusculum College School of Social Work
⦁ University of Tennessee College of Social Work
⦁ Walter’s State Community College

Church Partnerships

⦁ Abundant Life ⦁ All Saints Episcopal  ⦁ Arrowhead ⦁ Hillcrest Baptist     
⦁ Bethel Baptist    ⦁ Cedar Creek Baptist   ⦁ Lakeway Community    
⦁ Centenary United Methodist    ⦁ Central Baptist    ⦁ First Christian
⦁ First Presbyterian    ⦁ First United Methodist    ⦁ Gateway    
⦁ Liberty Hill United Methodist    ⦁ Northside Missionary Baptist
⦁ Our Savior Lutheran    ⦁ Panther Springs United Methodist
⦁ Rocky Point Baptist    ⦁ St. Patrick Catholic    ⦁ Trinity United Methodist

Job Training and Volunteer Partnerships

⦁ Appalachia CARES/AmeriCorps    
⦁ Through Clinch-Powell RC&D    ⦁ Through ETHRA
⦁ Department of Human Services    ⦁ Tennessee Promise
⦁ Hamblen County Community Service   ⦁ Light Duty Workers 
⦁ Hamblen County Jail Annex ⦁ Kelly Services and At Work 
⦁Title V Senior Training Program