UCHRA Serves 4,300 Individuals In Cannon County

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Pictured from left to right are Larry Davis, UCHRA Cannon County Coordinator; Harold Patrick, Mayor of Woodbury, Member of the UCHRA Board of Directors & UCHRA Cannon County Advisory Board Chairman; Mike Gannon, Cannon County Executive & Chairman of the UCHRA Transportation Committee; and Phyllis Bennett, UCHRA Executive Director.

“The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, Cannon County Office, has provided services to 4,300 individuals with $1.2 million being spent in the County. The UCHRA programs address the needs of all ages and have a positive impact on the residents in Cannon County,” stated County Executive Mike Gannon.

The UCHRA provides services to the residents in the fourteen county Upper Cumberland area through more than 68 programs supported by federal, state, and local dollars. The mission of the Agency is to assist individuals in moving from “dependence to independence.”

“The Agency ‘delivers hope’ to approximately 175,000 individuals, annually, and continuously strives to make each of the Upper Cumberland counties the best place possible to work, live, and retire,” said Phyllis Bennett, Executive Director, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency.

Examples of services provided during the past year to Cannon County residents include the following: 13,685 nutritional meals were provided through the nutrition program for older persons and other adults with disabilities; and the commodities food program distributed food to 755 eligible individuals to be used to prepare meals at home.

Three UCHRA transportation vehicles provided 4,884 trips to over 254 households enabling these individuals to go to the doctor, medical facilities, grocery and drug stores, and other business locations in the County. The fourteen county UCHRA transportation program runs approximately 2,907,645 miles in a given program year with numerous miles traveled transporting Cannon County residents to and from locations in the county.

“These services are important to the residents of the City of Woodbury, especially in the difficult economic situation that we have faced during the past year. The City is fortunate to have a committed, dependable Agency like the UCHRA to provide quality services,” stated Harold Patrick, Mayor, City of Woodbury.

“The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency appreciates the work of the City and County officials in Cannon County, the Cannon County Advisory Committee for the UCHRA, and the UCHRA Cannon County office staff. This team of local leaders, interested businesses and citizens makes it possible to provide quality services to the residents of Cannon County,” stated Phyllis Bennett.

For further information about services available through the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency please contact UCHRA’s Cannon County office located at 301 West Main Street, Adams Memorial Building, Room 302 in Woodbury.

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