During our 2022 Campaign this fall, please keep in mind that your individual, payroll deduction, corporate, professional, or leadership contributions will be supporting these 22 agencies for the next fiscal year – 2023. Our Partner Agencies listed below provide services to all residents and anyone who works in Hamblen County. In order to reach our goal and best serve the community, we ask that you consider making
a one-time or recurring donation to United Way of Hamblen County. For additional information about each agency and to access their websites, continue scrolling.
2022 Campaign Brochure (downloadable PDF)
Drew Rowe, Chairman of the 2022 Campaign and Plant Manager for Sonoco, walks hand-in-hand with Brandon Branham, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Morristown. On the shore of Cherokee Lake at Panther Creek State Park, their moment is reminiscent of an infamous, All-American television show’s opening credits. Rowe encourages everyone to ‘Be Someone’s Hero’ by donating to United Way of Hamblen County in
this year’s campaign video.
Agency List by Area of Service Helping Everyone Succeed:
Arts – Education – Social Support
Boys & Girls Club of Morristown
Boy Scouts – Great Smoky Mountain Council
Girls, Inc. HOLA Lakeway
Morristown-Hamblen Child Care Center Rose Center
Improving Health & Abilities:
Medical – Developmental – Recovery & Rehabilitation
Helping Hands Clinic
Lakeway Achievement Center
Caring for our Seniors
Friends of Hospice
Senior Citizens Center – Morristown
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services, Inc.
Responding to Crisis & Shelter Needs
American Red Cross
Kingswood Home for Children
Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter – M.A.T.S.
Morristown Emergency and Rescue Squad
SafeSpace Morristown-Hamblen Central Services –
food pantry, reduced cost thrift store, counseling, housing and utility assistance, Holiday Meal & Gift Programs, Prescription Medication Assistance
– Clickable Images are linked to each Agency’s Website –
American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee needs Volunteers from our area! Free home smoke alarms provided and installed, first aid training and certification, provides basic comfort items, and partners with Morristown Fire Department, EMA and 9-1-1.
Boys & Girls Club of Morristown offers tutoring and homework assistance, computer and technology classes, a safe & fun place for after-school and when school is not in session during scheduled breaks or inclement weather, performing arts & recreational sports activities, healthy meals, and career/technical prep.
Boy Scouts of America – Great Smoky Mountain Council: Serving more than 10,000 youth annually across 21 counties by preparing them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime through service projects, exploration, earning merit badges, leadership, responsibility, maturity, service to the community, the environment, and God. Co-ed programs are offered.
M-H Central Services, Inc. provides emergency assistance through programs and services including a food pantry, reduced price thrift store for clothing, furniture, home goods; rent/mortgage and utilities payment assistance, and Holiday meal and gift programs. Information and brief counseling for any individual or family currently living or working in Hamblen County. Emergency healthcare assistance includes prescription medications and medical equipment. Education and training are designed to break the cycles of poverty by providing compassionate empowerment.
Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee’s mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Services provided include bicycle helmet distribution, first aid and seizure training, educational programs, support groups and referrals.
Friends of Hospice of the Lakeway Area partners with Serenity House End-of-Life Care that provides a home-like setting for patients who are not able to remain in their own homes. Grief camp for children, grief education and peer support programs for adults, and “Last Wish” services to make dreams come true for hospice patients that have included Weddings and Vow Renewal, early Christmas celebrations, shopping trips, dinner shows, or a Day at Dollywood.
Girls Inc. Hamblen County focuses on making a difference for every girl by ensuring they have the opportunities, experiences, and support they need to thrive in today’s world since 1972. An encouraging and empowering place for girls to receive support through life’s trials while they benefit from many opportunities to learn new skills to prepare them for success in adulthood. After-school transportation provided from most schools, programs for ages 6-18.
Helping Hands Clinic is a free medical clinic in Morristown that provides primary healthcare to uninsured individuals who live or work in Hamblen County. Primary care medical needs for over 2500 patients are fulfilled annually at no charge to patients based on qualifications within the Federal Poverty Guidelines. One nurse practitioner is the only paid employee while all other providers at the clinic are volunteers receiving no compensation for their work. Translator services are provided on-site.
HOLA Lakeway has the mission of improving overall quality of life for the immigrant population in the Lakeway area, and integrating immigrant families into the community. Educational programs offered include English Language Learner (ELL) and Spanish courses through the HOLA Lakeway Language Institute, High School Equivalency Exam Preparation courses, and academic & technology support for school-aged children. Additional programs offered connect clients with local services such as health care, legal assistance, translation services, and other needs.
Kingswood Home For Children is a private, residential children’s home for ages 5-18 that provides a safe, Christian, home-like environment for children who need who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or displaced. Committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for every child with all basic needs provided by the facility. Programs focus on emotional healing, self-esteem development, spiritual growth, physical development, independent living skills, and educational support.
Lakeway Achievement Center provides teaching and learning opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities, transportation to medical appointments, shopping, and community involvement. Job coaching, supported employment programs, and in-home supported residential services for individuals who require 24 hour care are also available. (website unavailable, please call: 423-586-2196)
CASA is a local, nonprofit organization in communities all across the nation whose professionally trained and screened volunteers have helped more than two million children find safe, permanent homes. Volunteers serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children in juvenile court while representing the best interests of the victimized child with the goal of securing a safe, permanent home. Tennessee state law allows for judges to appoint CASA volunteers to “speak up” for the child’s best interests. CASA volunteers do not work for the child’s family, the state, or other interested parties. They work for the child. Most CASA volunteers represent only one child, or family of children at a time.
McNabb Center provides intensive inpatient and outpatient services for adults and adolescents recovering from substance abuse including support groups, outreach, assessment, education, and individual or family counseling. A Youth Emergency Shelter (YES) facilitates a temporary home and stability for children who need immediate care and their basic needs met. Additional programs include the Hamblen Diversion Program serving as a Jail-to-Work program for female inmates with the goal of breaking the cycle of repeat offenders.
The Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter (M.A.T.S.) serves men, women, and whole families who experience homelessness by providing shelter, food, clothing, budget coaching, and soft skills. Counseling and job readiness training help to improve their chances of success by enabling them to navigate their environment, work well with others, perform tasks successfully, and ultimately achieve their goal of a sustainable income leading to permanent housing.
Morristown-Hamblen Child Care Center provides physical, speech, and occupational therapy at children’s homes and at the facility, in addition to providing services for children with disabilities. Free or low-cost child care is available based on income requirements.
The Morristown Emergency and Rescue Squad is a volunteer staffed organization that provides assistance, renders first aid, and care for all persons in distress while assisting first responders in need with knowledgeable, trained emergency responders. Rescue Squad personnel are trained and equipped to provide vehicle extrication, search and rescue, high angle rescue, dive rescue and recovery, confined space rescue, and support for medical and fire emergencies.
Rose Center facilitates and promotes educational and community opportunities within the arts including displaying Hamblen County students’ art, maintaining Rose School as a museum and cultural center along with visual art, dance, music, and fitness classes. Annual festivals and events encourage community engagement with local artists, crafters, and makers including Mountain Makins Festival, two fashion shows, and the Midsummer Social. Space is available for rent to host events.
Safespace is working to end domestic violence by supporting and empowering victims and educating our community. SafeSpace provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention, court advocacy, resource referrals, and counseling to victims of domestic violence in an discreet location. SafeSpace is considered a model for rural shelter services in the state. 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-244-5968
Senior Citizens Center of Morristown seeks to enhance the quality of life, help seniors remain independent for as long as possible, provide educational, fellowship, and fitness activities in a comfortable and safe place to socialize, make new friends and create memories. Keeping the body and mind active in addition to outreach programs are designed to prevent the loneliness and isolation which are frequently a problem for people as they age.
SCHAS caregivers specialize in helping clients remain in clean, familiar surroundings at home with well-prepared food and free from fear, boredom, and loneliness. Carefully selected and trained to provide companionship, needed assistance with light chores and housekeeping, shopping, laundry, medication reminders, transportation, salon services and respite care for family member caregivers. Skilled medical care is not provided.
Stepping Out’s mission is guiding people to a better life. As a faith-based 501 C-3 organization, they work to create and teach a pattern of positive behavior in individuals and families by equipping them with skills to achieve emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. Provides life skills education, promoting behavior modification in multiple areas including parenting, anger management, household management, and Automatic Positive Thinking.