How We Work

We are open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week.  Clients call for appointments, but we also see walk-ins when possible.  Some clients are refrerred to us by other organizations such as the Dispensary of Hope, The Rutherford County Health Department, The Journey Home, Rutherford County School's Social Work staff, and the St. Thomas Hospital emergency room.  An intake process assesses need, and then the client visits with a caseworker who determines the next steps.  We meet immediate needs when  possible, but partner with other community agencies for help and for long-term solutions to the client’s situation, if appropriate. The partnerships used by Community Helpers include:

  • Greenhouse Ministries, often referred for budget counseling
  • Legal Aid for such things as free clinic dates
  • Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency (MCCA) for food commodities and for help with rent and utilites
  • Rutherford County Schools for the ATLAS program to assist homeless children
  • Local participating churches
  • Murfreesboro Housing Authority
  • St. Clair Senior Center for elderly resources
  • Smyrna-LaVergne Food Bank
  • The Career Center and staffing agencies for job referrals
  • VITA for free income tax filing assistance
  • The Salvation Army to connect resources
  • Branches Counseling Center