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15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is to reduce the trauma of child abuse and facilitate the healing process.

Adult Education Advisory Council of Wilson County

The mission of the Adult Education Advisory Council of Wilson County is to give support to the Adult Learning Center, a program designed to provide quality instruction for participants who are seeking to become more educated and better citizens, thus allowing them to participate more productively in the family, workplace, and community environments.

Cedarcroft Home

Cedarcroft Home is a facility dedicated to the care and welfare of mentally handicapped, disadvantaged, and homeless men. We are a state-licensed, federally recognized, non-profit supportive living facility.

Charis Health Center

Charis Health Center of Wilson County seeks to provide effective and affordable healthcare to adults and children (over 5) who are vulnerable and medically uninsured. The staff and volunteers, as servants of Jesus Christ the Healer, offer compassion and mercy to each individual to meet physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation – Screening Programs

The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation works to improve the quality and compassion of healthcare for our patients and community by raising funds for charitable healthcare activities, and investments in Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The Pink Ribbon of Hope program ensures all Upper Cumberland women have access to mammograms to save thousands of lives through early detection of breast cancer.

Cookeville Rescue Mission

The Cookeville Rescue Mission’s mission is to serve Christ by addressing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being of the impoverished and destitute by providing Christ-centered rescue, recovery, and restoration to those whom God leads to our doors.

Easter Seals TN – Prospect
Prospect’s mission is to provide support services and employment to people who have disabilities or other barriers to personal independence.

Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee

​The Epilepsy Foundation’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. Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which the nerve cell activity in your brain is disturbed, causing a seizure during which you experience abnormal behavior, symptoms and sensations, including loss of consciousness.

Although there has yet to be a cure for epilepsy, we can strive to ensure that “not another moment is lost to seizures.” People living with epilepsy can manage their seizures and improve how they are perceived, accepted and valued in society.

Exchange Club Stephens Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

The mission of the Stephens Center is to prevent child abuse and neglect while promoting healthy, nurturing families through appropriate home visitation, parenting groups, and community education programs.

Haven of Hope of Dekalb County

Haven of Hope’s mission is to help the residents of DeKalb and surrounding counties by providing individual and family counseling, parenting classes, training, encouragement, and support to those who are hurting and may be uninsured and underinsured.

Helping Hands of Putnam County

Helping Hands of Putnam County is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides emergency services (such as food, utilities, medical expenses, rent, and gas vouchers to doctor appointments) to low-income Putnam County persons and their families.

Homework Hotline

Homework Hotline provides one-on-one free tutoring by phone to Tennessee students and parents. With Homework Hotline, students tackle new concepts, complete challenging assignments, learn to read and gain academic skills. Homework Hotline helps students achieve and thrive – one assignment at a time.

Joseph’s Storehouse

Joseph’s Storehouse’s mission is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ by meeting the needs of people. We distribute food and toiletry/hygiene items to the elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals and families in Wilson County, and have recently expanded to include Trousdale, Smith, and DeKalb Counties as well.

Lebanon Senior Citizens Center

The mission of the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center is to be a source of opportunities for seniors, to enjoy supportive social and recreational contact with peers, to maintain or regain a sense of self-esteem, to develop or expand knowledge and skills, and to obtain assistance in a personal, non-bureaucratic setting.

Lighthouse Christian Camp, Inc.

Lighthouse Christian Camp, Inc., is dedicated to helping needy, disadvantaged children suffering from emotional abuse and neglect. The purpose of the camp is to provide an enjoyable, exciting, enriching, quality outdoor experience, where they learn of God the Creator and are afforded an opportunity to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Hundreds of needy children are given the opportunity to attend camp, absolutely free of charge, through summer camp programs, and fall, winter, and spring retreats. 

Manna’s Hana Riding Center

Helping Achieve Needed Agility for children with special needs…where the Holy Spirit mingled with the spirit of the horse restores the human spirit back to the Living God.

Therapeutic Riding (TR) is riding lessons for individuals with disabilities with the goal of teaching riding skills and using the natural therapeutic benefits of the horse to achieve the rider’s life goals and contribute positively to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being. The lesson is taught by a riding instructor with a special training in safety standards and adaptations to teach a rider with disabilities.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency – Homemaker

The mission of MCHRA is to help people help themselves by providing knowledge and resources to improve the quality of life in the Mid-Cumberland region. The Homemaker program is designed to help clients achieve life goals such as gaining or maintaining self-sufficiency and independence; preventing or remedying neglect, abuse, or exploitation of individuals unable to protect their own interest; and preventing or reducing the need for institutional care.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency – Meals on Wheels

The mission of MCHRA is to help people help themselves by providing knowledge and resources to improve the quality of life in the Mid-Cumberland region. Meals-on-wheels seeks to assist persons who are 60 years or older in maintaining their health and independence by providing nutritious meals and volunteer visits.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency – Ombudsman Program

The mission of MCHRA is to help people help themselves by providing knowledge and resources to improve the quality of life in the Mid-Cumberland region. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is designed to enhance the quality of life, improve the level of care, protect the individual’s rights, and promote the dignity of each citizen residing in a long-term care facility.

Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Mt. Juliet Help Center

The Mt. Juliet Help Center strives to provide quality, short-term emergency assistance delivered with warmth, compassion, and friendliness while being a church and community partner and good neighbor.

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center

The mission of the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center is to provide a place for senior-aged (55+) adults to gather for social, recreational, and educational programs and to alleviate isolation and loneliness among the elderly.

Mustard Seed Ranch
Mustard Seed Ranch (MSR) is a community-supported, interdenominational Christian ministry designed to take children out of unsafe environments and into loving, nurturing homes.  Out of the social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual support each child receives, seeds of hope begin to take root. In time, each child becomes empowered to overcome limiting cycles of behavior and replace them with an understanding of God’s abundant purpose for their life. 

Putnam Education Partnership PEP – Backpack Program and Student Services

The Putnam Education Partnership (PEP) Foundation, is a non-profit supporting the Putnam County School System (TN) through various initiatives, programs, and partnerships.

The PEP foundation works to meet the basic, social/emotional, and safety needs of children in the PCSS. Our goal is to ensure when a local student steps into a classroom  they are able to focus on their education and succeed.

These needs are met in a variety of ways. We provide a safety net and help cover needs that school grants, and federal funding are unable to. this is everything from cleaning supplies, lice kits, and food to school supplies and supporting district initiatives.

PEP’s most recognized program is the BACKPACK PROGRAM, which sends food home weekly with students who identify as being food insecure. The backpack program currently serves over 700 students in the school system each week.

Rest Stop Ministries

The mission of Rest Stop Ministries is to restore survivors and stop the oppression of human trafficking comprehensively. The vision is to operate, with excellence, the premier, long-term residential restoration program in the Nashville, TN area for female victims of domestic sex trafficking; a safe and beautiful place where they can heal holistically in a loving and supportive trauma-informed community.

Restoration Community Outreach

The mission of Restoration Community Outreach is to provide programs that improve individual citizens’ mental, physical, social, and spiritual quality of life, thus producing quality citizens and quality communities.

Salvation Army of Wilson County – Lake Street Learning Center

The Salvation Army of Wilson County’s Lake Street Learning Center’s goal is to give after-school academic, relational, and spiritual help to “at-risk” children in the neediest area of Wilson County.

Salvation Army of Wilson County –  Center of Hope

The Salvation Army of Wilson County’s Center of Hope program gives food, gas, and help with rent to people transitioning out of homelessness. It also provides holiday meals to more than 500 families each year and Christmas gifts to needy children.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – Wilson County Backpack Program

The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is to feed hungry people and to work to solve hunger issues in the community. The Wilson County Backpack Program provides easy-to-prepare food for at-risk children on weekends and during school breaks when other resources are not available.

Smithville Lions Club

The Smithville Lions Club strives to be a humanitarian service leader in our community by empowering volunteers to enhance lives and help those less fortunate.  We encourage community involvement by working together.  Our motto is “We Serve”.  The Smithville Lions Club provides funding for vision and hearing services to Dekalb citizens that do not have coverage and cannot afford the services.

Southern STARRS, Inc.

Southern STARRS is dedicated to providing safe and goal-orientated therapeutic and recreational horseback riding and animal-assisted activities to special needs children and adults.

STARS – Kids on the Block and Student Assistance Program

STARS’ mission is to support young people in overcoming social and emotional barriers through creative and innovative programs centering on prevention, intervention, treatment, training, and compassion.  

The Kids on the Block program educates children about health and social concerns that affect their lives with developmentally appropriate puppetry presentations.

The Student Assistance program is housed within the school building with STARS staff working in conjunction with school administration, school counselors, teachers, faculty, and families.

Tennessee Poison Center

The Tennessee Poison Center is committed to the prevention of poisonings in the home, the workplace, and the environment. The Tennessee Poison Center provides clinical advice to the public and healthcare community for the treatment of exposures to drugs, chemicals, plants, or envenomation. Our goals are to prevent poisonings, minimize poisoning complications and reduce the number of poison-related deaths through telephone hotline intervention, public education, professional education, and clinical research.

Wilson Books from Birth

Wilson Books from Birth exists to sustain Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Wilson County, ensuring that new, age-appropriate books are mailed each month to Wilson County’s preschool children at no cost to families and regardless of income. Our mission is to foster a love of learning and reading in all Wilson County preschool children, resulting in improved, long-term educational outcomes.

Wilson County CASA

Wilson County CASA provides trained volunteers who advocate in court for the stability and healthy development of abused and neglected children.

Wilson County Civic League

The Wilson County Civic League empowers our community by offering programs and activities that enhance self-worth and dignity, with an emphasis on youth.

Wilson County Community Help Center

The Wilson County Community Help Center, created in 1988, was established to provide a “hand up” to the Wilson County resident by providing food, clothing, household necessities, and financial assistance for utilities, prescriptions, and fuel to out-of-county medical appointments.

Wilson County Emergency Services Rehab Association – Rehab 23

Rehab 23’s mission is to provide direct 24/7/365 support including, but not limited to, rest, hydration, nourishment, and medical evaluation to the Wilson County First Responders (law enforcement, fire services, and paramedics) at emergency scenes and during training operations.