Circle of Friends

We’re creating partnerships with those in the local communities who can support the well-being needs of others, as seen in the graphic below:

Maury County, Tennessee

Maury County – South Central Human Resource Agency – South Central Human Resource Agency (SCHRA) delivers social services and assesses the needs of residents within the south-central region of Tennessee. SCHRA services and programs include a wide range of individual contracts funded through federal, state, and local sources.

HELP4TN – provides legal information and referrals to Tennesseans in all 95 counties. The service is open to anyone who cannot afford to hire an attorney and is facing a civil legal issue such as divorce, child custody, landlord/tenant problems or evictions, debts or bankruptcy, social security, wills and more. HELP4TN does not handle criminal law issues but does provide help for expunging qualifying criminal convictions since they can make it harder for people to get jobs and housing.

Good Samaritan of Maury County and the Family Center – Emergency rental or energy bill assistance is provided at least twice a month. Tenants, families in need, single moms, and the vulnerable are given priority. Either loans or grants are used for paying back rent fees or other related bills.

Columbia CARES – Based on federal government HUD funding, it may help pay rent, job or medical expenses, transitional housing, moving costs, and more. The goal is to keep people housed and safe.

Columbia Housing and Redevelopment Corporation – The non-profit PHA administers section 8 HUD housing choice vouchers for paying rent. They also operate low-cost housing for seniors, the poor, and the disabled.

Legal Aid Society of Maury County – The non-profit gives free legal advice on housing issues, discrimination, foreclosure counseling, and eviction help. Free attorneys or paralegals help the low-income.

Salvation Army Family Services – Various emergency financial aid programs (including for rent), homeless shelters, case management, and other programs are offered. They try to prevent homelessness and evictions, and in rare cases, money may help with back rent, security deposits, or utilities.

Place of Hope – A shelter focusing on substance abuse and drug treatment. They give the homeless short-term housing, medical aid, counseling, and other support. 

The Well Outreach – The Well is a food pantry that services to anyone in need, no matter where they are from. Our dream is to ensure anyone experiencing food insecurity can come to The Well to receive groceries up to twice monthly. It is our commitment that we will seek to ensure we have the food resources available to serve anyone who comes. So please come to The Well if you are in need. We would love to meet you, hear your story, and care for you and your family through our food services.