Our 2019-2020 Bedford County Partners
4-H encourages diverse groups of youth to develop their unique skills and talents to the fullest potential. Young people participate in 4-H through clubs, special interest groups, after-school programs, camps and many other activities. “Learning by doing” through hands-on activities and community involvement empowers 4-H’er’s to develop and strengthen life skills.
Our mission at SBCHA is to improve the welfare of all animals in our community through various avenues. We strive to educate the public in responsible pet ownership, the importance of spay/neuter and to give voice and shelter to all the unwanted, abandoned, abused animals in our community.
The Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County is a non-profit charitable
organization and assists the caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
A Registered Nurse visits the home to assess the condition of the participant
and caregiver, offer support, education, medical assessment and referrals.
Our program is also very unique in that we are the only program in Tennessee
that provides free nursing visits in the home.
CASA’s mission is for a CASA Volunteer is to have direct and sufficient contact with a child to carry out an independent and valid investigation of the child’s circumstances, including the child’s needs and wishes, so as to be able to make sound, thorough and objective recommendations in the child’s best interest.
The CDC provides year round early intervention services, focusing on the children’s speech/ language, cognitive, motor, and social development. Services are at no cost to families whose children have been determined to have a qualifying delay in development or diagnosed disability.
It is the mission of the Community Development Center to provide flexible support services and empowerment to families with members who have severe disabilities in Bedford, Marshall, Lincoln, Coffee, Franklin and Moore counties.
The Community Clinic of Shelbyville & Bedford County, Inc. is a free medical clinic providing limited health care for the working, uninsured, low- income adults of Bedford County, Tennessee.
First Choice Pregnancy Counseling Center believes that every person is created in the image of God and is worthy of receiving love, care, and support. Because of this belief, we are committed to providing information and support to every person who is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.
Great Strides mission is to provide physical therapy exercises and recreation for riders with physical and or mental disabilities through horseback riding and related activities. Research has shown that horseback riding is one of the most beneficial of all forms of therapy for the physically, mentally, or emotionally challenged. When riding a horse the disabled rider experiences a feeling of balance, suppleness, ease, confidence and joy. The movement of the horse stimulates muscles to build strength and the relationship with the horse opens up many opportunities for communication and socialization.
Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles thatseeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Haven of Hope
Haven of Hope is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in Bedford, Coffee, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore counties. The organization’s mission is “To provide caring support and services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.”
Haven of Hope’s crisis line phone number is 1-800-435-7739. All calls are kept confidential.
Hospice of the Highland Rim is a charity organization established in 2001 for the sole purpose of meeting unmet needs of terminally ill patients to help reduce stress and improve their quality of life during their final days. We interface directly with hospice workers to assess the needs of patients and attempt to cover urgent expenses which are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, or other resources. By the very nature of these requests, patients may have only days or weeks yet to live, the ability to provide timely assistance is essential to our mission.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.
After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 2000 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books. It would prove to be the first of many millions of books sent to children around the world.
Our mission is to operate a multi-purpose senior center as a community focal point on aging where older persons as individuals or in groups may come together for services and activities which enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in and with the community
Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) is a comprehensive poison resource center located on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We are the statewide poison emergency information and resource center for the public and health care professionals.
Tennessee Poison Center is certified as the statewide poison control center by the Tennessee Department of Health and is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Poison Help Hotline