Community Response

Through a partnership with the Rutherford County Department of Social Services, the Community Response Program aims to support cross agency collaborative, community-based initiatives to provide outreach, support, and services to individuals and families.

A state-wide initiative, the Community Response Program aims to reduce repeat child protective services cases. The goal is to ensure families have access to supports and services to meet their basic needs, including economic support and access to benefits. Referrals are made to evidence-based services that support families.

Resources include:

  • Children and Family Team Meetings
  • Parenting Classes
  • Child Care
  • Financial Literacy Training
  • Employment Training
  • Emergency Financial Support
  • Connecting participants to individual community resources

“The program has helped me more than I knew it would. It makes me feel better. Now I know what I am supposed to be doing and I have a great support system backing me up.”

Jennifer Duty

Community Response Program Participant

Community Response Program

For more information

    • Shelly Harris – (828) 247-0366 Ext. 1, or (828) 829-2295.

      Temporary Changes due to COVID-19
    • Home visits are being conducted via video meetings
    • Transportation is currently suspended\ChHio