Helping Neighbors, Changing Lives

We Meet Basic Needs

We secure basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, utilities and other emergency needs. The Neighborhood Service Centers’ staff and Family Engagement Specialists work daily with clients to relieve the hardships they face. Our service team offers specifically targeted services from emergency assistance to more long term paths for self-sufficiency.

We Empower Individuals & Families

We change lives by supporting each individual through asset building with financial literacy, education, ensuring school readiness for our children, and helping home owners save energy by focusing on the strengths of each individual and family.

We Promote Entire Communities

We work together with partners and programs which develop and promote pathways to long-term economic stability giving hope for the future.

Energy Assistance

LIHEAP, which stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is designed for households in need of assistance with the expense that occurs with their energy costs. These include: Electric, Wood, Coal, Oil, Gas/LP Gas, Kerosene.

Head Start


Head Start is a family development program that offers comprehensive services for your child as well as your entire family. Part of a highly successful national program, UETHDA’s Head Start has locations throughout the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee. Our services concentrate on your child’s education, nutrition, and physical and mental health.

Take Control of Your Money

We’ve partnered with Eastman Credit Union and Banzaii to provide you an incredibly useful interactive online money management tool, at no cost to you!

Programs & Services

Head Start

Energy Assistance


Self Sufficiency

Career Resources


Income Management