October 1st, 1969
The agency is chartered as a nonprofit by the State of Tennessee as Morristown-Hamblen Central Services, Inc. The office was temporarily located in the county courthouse basement.
Emergency Food Pantry program is established. Food for the pantry is stored across the street from the courthouse at the Rose Center.
Volunteer Thrift Store is established, making less than $500 in its first year.
Holiday Hope Fund
The Citizen Tribune partners with Central Services to create the Holiday Hope Fund, as a fundraiser and more organized effort for the Christmas Food and Toy program.
Hispanic Outreach program is added to provide Spanish interpreters for services.
Rent and Utility Assistance
Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority establishes the Neighborhood Service Center in the office of Central Services to provide utility and rent assistance.
At Central Services, we couldn’t succeed without the leadership of our Director. Ashley is the 3rd director in Central Services history, taking the position in June 2018. She has worked as an AmeriCorps member, BSW and MSW intern, and Intake Coordinator here since 2014.
Dedicated to Community Service
Brenda & Ruth are our most long-standing employees— both were hired in 1979! From the front office to the back of the warehouse, these ladies and the rest of our family of staff are invaluable to the success of our agency and the work we do for our community!