Community Assistance

childrenCumberland Valley Arc
Cumberland Valley Arc, Inc. is a non-profit organization listed with the State of Tennessee. The organization serves individuals with disabilities in Sumner, Wilson, Trousdale and Macon Counties. Please visit their web site:,

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Share Your Life ... Host an AFS Exchange Student!

AFS Intercultural Programs is a non-profit organization that places exchange students into homes all around the world, including in Middle Tennessee.   Host families basically accept an exchange student from another country into their home for 11 months.  The student attends your local high school and learns about life in the United States firsthand.  This is a truly amazing experience for both the exchange student and the host family. Please click here for more information on the local-area AFS chapter: If you have questions or want to volunteer, please feel free to call Brian at the AFS Eastern Region Service Center in Baltimore, Maryland, 1-800-876-2377, ext 124.

You may also e-mail  
For more information on AFS, please go to:

Housing Resources
Sponsored by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, this web site is a free search-and-listing service for housing resources such as foreclosure, prevention, grant administrators, homeless shelters, barrier-free living, emergency repair, transitional housing, homebuyer education, homeowner rehabilitation, opportunities for home ownership, and more.

CPR/First Aid Training
Constable Tom Dallas is available to provide CPR/First Aid training for businesses/agencies and other community groups such as scout troops, churches, clubs, schools, etc.  He can handle groups not larger than 6 persons at a time in classes.  CPR-only is 4 to 5 hours, and CPR/First Aid is about a 6 to 7 hour class.  
Charles T. (Tom) Dallas
(615) 666-8748 (Home)
(615) 633-6687 (Cell)

Tick1_1_Lyme Disease Support Network of Middle Tennessee 

This organization provides information and support for people who have (or might have) Lyme Disease and other tick-borne related illnesses.  Lyme Disease is becoming more and more common in Tennessee.  The disease is spread by tick bites, but it can be hard to diagnose and treat.  Early symptoms can include rashes, fever, malaise, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint aches, and others.  Later symptoms (which can occur a month or more after the tick bite) can include fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain with or without arthritis, numbness, tingling, burning, itching, tremor, muscle twitching, Bell's palsy, vision problems (e.g., double vision), sensitivity to light or motion or sound, balance problems, short-term memory loss, sleep disturbance, nausea or vomiting, and others. The support group holds monthly meetings.  Please click on the link above for additional information, including dates, times and location of meetings.  The photo above is of a deer tick, one of the major carriers of Lyme Disease.

Free Blood Pressure Checks
Stop by The Palace anytime.One of our nurses will be glad to check your blood pressure for you.  They'll even give you a card to keep track of it.  This is a free community service open to everyone.

Hope Family Health Services
Located in the Siloam area of western Macon County, Hope Family Health Service is a non-profit organization striving to provide affordable health care services.

Journeys of Hope, Inc.
Journeys of Hope Inc. is a non-profit faith-based organization serving the Middle Tennessee rural Counties, We serve individuals and families who suffer from substance addiction as well as offer wide spectrum of services for the adult and adolescent population. Fees are on a sliding scale according to income, to better serve those below median income or who do not have insurance. Services are provided free for those who do not have income.

  • Individual Counseling Services
  • Group Therapy sessions/relapse prevention program
  • Mental Health services/referrals
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Marital Counseling
  • Drug testing with laboratory confirmation
  • Referrals for In Patient Treatment
  • Placement/homeless individuals/families
  • A&D clinical assessments
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Probation/Parole compliance-non compliance reports
  • Workshops/Retreat
  • Consultant Service
All drug test are also followed up with a laboratory confirmation by a toxicologist.

Call for an appointment or information at 615-218-7094

Cynthia Malone MS, MA.
Executive Director
Journeys of Hope

Food Bank
fooddrive_1_Called Out Ministries Worship Center, Inc. has a food bank at 232 Main Street in Red Boiling Springs.  This is located next door to their church.  If you or someone you know is in need of food, please visit the food bank on Thursday afternoons from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m.

Palace Partners
Palace Partners is a group of concerned citizens who are dedicated to the support of long-term care residents at The Palace nursing home in Red Boiling Springs.  Please click here for more information.

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency
UCHRA provides a huge number of services to residents of Macon County.  These services include home meal delivery for senior citizens, a rural transit system, child care programs, home aide programs, residential programs and many others. 
Please click here for more information.

Genesis House, Inc.
P.O. Box 1180
Cookeville, TN 38503
1-800-707-5197 (Voice, 24-hour crisis hotline)
Genesis House provides shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence.  They provide emergency shelter; assistance in finding permanent, safe housing; a sexual assault response center; and various other services.  Please see their web site for more information:

Portland Housing Authority

The Portland Housing Authority operates 30 units of public housing in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.  They have housing for families, the elderly and handicapped individuals.  For more information, please see their page on the Red Boiling Springs web site:

Learning Steps
Ms. Bellar runs Learning Steps, a preschool educational program, at Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church of Lafayette.  This is an excellent program to give children the assistance they might need before entering kindergarten.  The program is open to children as young as 3-years-old; however, it is mostly for children who will enter kindergarten in one to two years.  The cost of the program is $80 per month.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Bellar at the United Methodist Church of Lafayette any Monday or Wednesday.  The phone number is (615) 666-3497.

United_20Way_20logo_1_Your gift to United Way of Macon County will help to insure that vital services continue to be available to our friends, family, and neighbors right here in Macon County.

Agencies Currently Funded by United Way of Macon County

American Red Cross
Provides a variety of services including disaster relief, blood services, services to military families, CPR classes and emergency shelter.

Boy Scout Troop #405
Designed to instill higher values in the youth of Macon County by developing self-confidence, responsibility and good moral ethics.  United Way funds are used to supplement summer camp costs, field trips and uniform purchases.

Cub Scout Pack #402
Assists boys in first through fifth grades to develop good character, citizenship, sportsmanship and self-esteem.  Prepares boys to take on the challenges of their futures.

Middle Tennessee Boy Scout Council
Provides facilities for summer camp and special assistance when needed.

Girl Scouts of Macon County
Offers girls ages five to 17 personal growth and enrichment experiences under trained adult leadership.  Programs are designed to deepen values, expand learning, develop interpersonal skills and create opportunities for contributions to others and the community.

Lafayette Little League
Monies contributed to the Little League help provide necessary equipment and supplies.

Red Boiling Springs Little League
Monies contributed to the Little League help provide necessary equipment and supplies.

Lafayette - Macon County Senior Citizens Center
Provides recreation, education, and arts and crafts activities for aged Macon County citizens for the mutual benefit of themselves and others.

Lazurus House
Provides hospice services for terminally-ill patients as well as counseling and support for patients and their families.

Macon County Parks and Recreation
Sponsors youth softball leagues for pre-teen and teenage girls during the summer months.

Macon County Rescue Squad
Provides emergency services to Macon County citizens.These services include responding to auto accidents and other medical emergencies.  In addition, Macon County Rescue Squad assists with searches for lost individuals.

Macon Helps
Provides emergency assistance with food, clothing, utilities, rent, household furnishings and prescriptions to Macon County citizens in need.  Macon Helps also operates an emergency shelter.

Pacesetters, Inc.
Provides intensive training to adults in Macon County who have mental retardation.  Their focus is on integrated community activities for the clients served. United Way funds are used to supplement the cost of transporting clients to the work site.

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Home Delivered Meals Program

United Way funds are used to deliver nutritious meals to people 60 years of age and over who are frail and unable to cook for themselves.