Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC)
ADFAC, an independent non-profit agency, exists to serve the basic needs of primarily low-income residents in Anderson and surrounding Appalachian counties. ADFAC’s goal is to help families become stable and self-sufficient through a variety of direct assistance services provided by their social services and affordable housing.For more information visit http://www.adfac.org.
Anderson County Jail – General Education Degree (GED) Classes
Tennessee Children’s Home
Tennessee Children’s Home began in 1909 as the Tennessee Orphan Home in Columbia, Tennessee. It was created to meet the needs of the three Scotten children, who had been tragically orphaned. In 1935, the Home purchased the campus of the Branham and Hughes Military Academy and moved to Spring Hill, Tennessee. As with many of the old orphanages, the Home was designed as an institutional facility with central dining, central laundry, dormitory living, and a small farming operation. The approach to child care was to provide the basic physical needs of children and to offer Christian instruction. The number of children served grew dramatically throughout the decades, and in late 1982, the name was changed to Tennessee Children’s Home. The institutional approach was replaced with family oriented group homes. Dormitories were remodeled into single-family homes, with a maximum of eight children in each home. Central dining was replaced with family meals in the group homes. The family groups now individually carry on most activities, such as home devotionals, church attendance, housekeeping, laundry, cooking and cleanup. In 1988, they expanded again by merging with West Tennessee Children’s Home, followed in 2000 and 2001 by mergers with Happy Hills Youth Ranch near Ashland City, and East Tennessee Christian Services in Knoxville. Since 1909, they have cared for over 20,000 children. Their professional services, coupled with loving staff and a Christian environment, make Tennessee Children’s Home one of the finest programs in the state. With Christian help and generous support, the 21st century will continue to be a period of stability, growth and progress. For more information visit http://www.tennesseechildrenshome.org.
The Church of Christ Disaster Relief Fund
The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort immediately responds to any major disaster in the continental United States by sending truckloads of emergency food, water, cleaning, and other supplies to disaster victims through a local Church of Christ working with them in the area of the disaster. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Only fifteen employees are paid in the entire organization. Unpaid volunteers are the secret to the success of our organization. For more information go to www.disaterreliefeffort.org.