Community Wish List
The following includes a list of needs from local organizations that need help to continue to serve the community.
Haven of Hope
Produced as a service of the Haven of Hope, Inc. providing support to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Haven has evolved to provide significantly more than just shelter services such as: The 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-435-7739 serves Coffee, Moore, Bedford, Marshall, Franklin and Lincoln Counties of Tennessee. List of needs — mini refrigerator, microwave (new or gently used), canned meats and soups, and 8 ½ x 11 copy paper.
Franklin County Drug Court
The Franklin County Drug Court began in June 2005. Drug Court offers a solution to an increasing societal problem. Participants have the opportunity to stop using drugs, build valuable life skills, secure housing, maintain employment, and receive intensive treatment for their addiction. Drug Court targets individuals whose major life problems start with substance abuse. List of needs — two beds, mattresses, box springs, and luggage pieces.
Trinity Care Center
An adult day care center providing socialization for those who are 18-years of age and older who are unable to stay home alone safely and to provide respite for the caregiver. Trinity Care Center is state licensed and located at 708 First Ave. in Tullahoma. Trinity Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact 931-455-0755. List of needs — paper towels, Lysol wipes, kitchen garbage bags, and plastic silverware.
CASA Works Inc. believes that every child has the right to the safe embrace of a loving family. CASA recruits, trains, and supervises court appointed special advocates who volunteer to speak up for an abused child’s best interest in the Juvenile Court of Franklin County. Its mission is to have direct and sufficient contact with each child to be able to report to the court the child’s wishes and needs through fact-based recommendations in the child’s best interest. Office supplies are needed to provide training to volunteers and to write court reports. List of needs — copy paper, letter-size file folder, accordion file folder, Wal-Mart gift cards or Staples to purchase printer cartridges, training manual supplies and other paper products.
A not for profit corporation that provides temporary housing to the homeless while networking with other organizations to obtain permanent housing and jobs. The organization is taking the initial steps to purchase and own a permanent dwelling for transitional housing. This housing would incorporate teaching core values, money management, skill determination, development of job skills and job search assistance. List of needs — non-perishable food items especially canned meats, beans, fruits, vegetables and peanut butter. The organization says it is thankful for all monetary gifts and other donations this year, and encourages generous spirits during the holidays.
Good Samaritan Ministries
The organization works in concert with the Franklin County community for the purpose of providing food, clothing, and utility assistance to disadvantaged residents without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious faith, gender, age, or disability. List of needs — volunteers, peanut butter, canned chili or stew, canned vegetables and bath soap.
Franklin County Humane Society
The organization’s mission is to provide health care and temporary shelter for lost and homeless companion animals, find new loving homes for these pets, reduce pet overpopulation by promoting spaying and neutering, prevent cruelty to animals and educate the community about animal welfare. List of needs — Pedigree Puppy Food, Purina Kitten Chow, paper towels, bleach, and kitty litter.