Family Resources

 Putnam County Resource List for Children and Families


Most Frequently Used Numbers:  

Department of Children Services Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline - School Designated Line - 1-855-209-4226

General Public Line - 1-877-237-0004

Youth Villages Crisis Line (Children) - 1-866-791-9223

Plateau Mental Health Crisis Line (Adult) - 1-800-704-2651

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Resources for Adults and Children 

Food, Clothing, and Other Services

Covenant Church                                                                                                                   265-1102

Neal Marcum, Ministry Coordinator

Northside Community Center

1615 Brown Avenue, Suite 23

Cookeville, TN 38501

(Laundry Mat, Tutoring, Food, Clothing)

*tutoring is Tues, Wed, Thurs 3:30-5:00


Department of Human Services                                                                                      528-7487

1000 England Drive, Suite A

Cookeville, TN 38501

(Food Stamps and Families First)


First United Methodist Church                                                                                       526-2177

165 E. Broad Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


Helping Hands of Putnam County                                                                                  526-3838

421 East Broad Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ (Community Action Center/Spring Street)       526-4605                                                                                                       

521 South Jefferson Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38501


The CAC facility is open Monday-Thursday from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.           


Stevens Street Baptist Church Care Center                                                                   520-4881

South Willow Avenue,

Cookeville, TN 38501


Care Center is on Short Street off Willow Ave

Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.


Sycamore Church of Christ                                                                                             526-5427

Benevolence Program operates Wednesdays 11-3 only

1144 Crescent Drive

Cookeville, TN 38501


Trinity Assembly                                                                                                               537-9830

Outreach Center provides food and clothing assistance during emergencies and crisis    537-9814

205 W. Wall Street           

Algood, TN 38501


Willow Avenue Church of Christ                                                                                    432-2333

Benevolence programs and food pantry

1150 South Willow Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38506



Algood Manor                                                                                                                  537-3228

100 Maddux Court

Algood, TN 38506


Cookeville Housing Authority                                                                                         526-9793

West Jackson Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


Cookeville Rescue Mission (Temporary Emergency Shelter)                                      528-5816

Family Lodge, housing for men and women (separate quarters)


First United Methodist Church/Room In the Inn                                                         526-2177

165 E. Broad Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


Each Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6 P.M. (November 1 - March 31st)


Genesis House (Battered Women)                                                                                   526-5197

24 Hour Crisis Line                                                                                                1-800-707-5197


Court advocacy, domestic and sexual violence, self-esteem support groups, individual counseling, and resource referral


Habitat for Humanity                                                                                                       528-1711

711 East 15th Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


Tennessee Housing Development Agency (HUD)                                                          520-0608





Crisis Services/Mental Health Counseling/Psychiatric Services/Medication Management


John B. Averitt, Ph.D. (Adults only)                                                                               526-2722

100 W. 4th Street #300

Cookeville, TN 38501


Centerstone Mental Health Agency                                                                                           528-5561

Lindsay Vinson, Coordinator

13 South Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501

Provide school based therapy, intensive in-home services (must have tried outpatient counseling first to qualify), case management services


Cookeville Regional Medical Center (Hospital)                                                            528-2541

Ten Broeck Tennessee (Adult Psychiatric Unit)                        931-783-2570 or 855-828-8111

at Cookeville Regional Medical Center


Ten Broeck Tennessee offers inpatient hospitalization and outpatient partial hospitalization care.

Ten Broeck accepts TennCare and most commercial insurances as well as offers private pay options.


Chaney, David (Adolescent counseling-Specializing in A & D)                                   349-0609


Cumberland Counseling Services                                                                                   528-2371

Dennis Weeks

Patricia Elliott

34 North Jefferson Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38501


Exchange Club/Holland J. Stephens Center                                                           931-823-6432

for the Prevention of Child Abuse                                                                        1-800-635-5199

616 N. Church St., Ste. B

Livingston, Tennessee 38570


The Stephens Center provides crisis intervention, domestic violence, family violence, child abuse, family preservation, and parent education and support group services.


Family Care                                                                                                                       372-9975

Annette Gallardo, LPC

1497 N. Washington Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38501


Generations Mental Health Center                                                                                 528-8593

1101 Neal Street, Ste. 101

Cookeville, TN 38501


Heart of the Cumberland Grief Center                                                                          525-2600

377 Short Street, Suite B

Cookeville, TN 38501


Provides grief support for death or loved one, divorce, absence of parent(s), and/or loss of family and friends.


HOPE Counseling Center                                                                                                         528-6167

Individual, Child, Family, and/or Marital Counseling

906 Allen Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38501


Peggy Karlosky, Ph.D.                                                                                                      528-1361

Licensed Psychologist

1716 Heathrow Drive

Cookeville, TN 38506


LifeCare Family Services                                                                                                 528-0051

665 South Jefferson Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38501


LifeCare provides individual and family therapy, medication management, and case management.


Personal Growth and Learning Center (TennCare and private insurance)               520-8435

509 North Cedar Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38501


The agency provides individual, family and marital therapy, trauma abuse recovery for women, and medication management.


Plateau Mental Health Center                                                                                         432-4123

24 Hour Crisis Line                                                                                                1-800-704-2651

1200 South Willow Street

Cookeville, TN 38506           


The agency provides individual and/or family therapy, case management, medication management, temporary adult psychiatric respite, and PATH program.


Source of Strength Counseling                                                                                   

441 E. Broad St. Suite A&B

Cookeville, TN 38501

Jerri Cross (female therapist)                                                                                                        214-0527

Karla Duke                                                                                                                                303-7789


Runaway Hotline                                                                                              1-800-RUNAWAY


Suicide Prevention Hotline                                                                                    1-800-273-8255


Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center                                                                  854-0115

480 Old Kentucky Road

Cookeville TN 38501


The agency works in partnership with DCS and law enforcement to handle abuse cases. The agency serves as a one-stop facility for children who have experienced physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and/or some other trauma.


Upper Cumberland ADHD Clinic/Dr. Daniel Donovan                                               528-5811

105 Cherry Ave

Cookeville, TN 38501


The clinic provides medical testing, diagnosis, and management of ADHD/ADD symptoms in children and adults.


Robyn Willis, LPC                                                                                                                    265-4470

210 N. Cedar Ave

Cookeville, TN 38501


Youth Villages                                                                                                                   525-6900

24-Hour Children Crisis                                                                                        1-866-791-9223

448 Neal Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


The agency provides therapeutic foster care, adoption, intensive in-home services (Intercept Program), residential programs, and Family Link Shelter.



Alcohol and Drug Services


Bradford Health Services                                                                                                 528-6803

1330 Neal Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


Bradford specializes in addiction treatment and mental health services for adults and adolescents.  The agency offers a free community support group to those who have family members suffering from substance abuse.


Plateau Mental Health Center


Endeavor Program (Adolescents (ages 13-17)                                                               432-4123 ext. 251

The program has day school with transportation provided) 


New Leaf Program (Adult inpatient)                                                                                432-4123


Teen Challenge (Teens and Adults)                                                                      1-888-688-0470

760 Rickman Road

Livingston, TN 38570


The agency provides a long term Christian discipleship program ministering to women struggling with life controlling issues and transition men and women into other long term Teen Challenge centers, as well as offer drug abuse prevention education to local schools and youth groups.


TennCare Mental Health and Substance Abuse Information Hotline             1-800-758-1638



Other Services


Adult Literacy Program (Adult High School)                                                               525-8685

288 East Main Street

Cookeville, TN 38506


The ALP provides assessment and tutoring programs, GED preparation, tutorial computer lab,

and English as a Second Language classes.


Autism Self Awareness Advocacy Network (ASAN)                        Google to find local chapter


Cover Kids (                                                                        1-866-620-8864

(For families that do not qualify for TNCare)

The program provides medical insurance to children under age 18, who have been uninsured for at least 3 months and meet income (poverty level) level requirements.


Department of Human Services                                                                                      528-7487

1000 England Drive

Cookeville, TN 38506


Programs include Adult Protective Services, Appeals and Hearings, Blind and Visually Impaired Services, Child Care Services, Child Support Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Families First (TANF), Food Stamp Program (SNAP), Home Energy Assistance, Medicaid/TennCare, Tennessee Rehab Center, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services.


Job Corps                                                                                                                1-800-733-5627


The agency provides education and/or job skill training for persons 16-24 years of age.  Students are paid for completion of program.  The program offers transitional services for 12 months after graduation.


Partnership for Prescription Assistance                                                        1-888-4PPA-NOW


The program provides assistance with cost of prescription drugs.



Putnam County Health Department                                                                               528-2531


PCHD services provided include Parents Encouraging Parents Group, Children Special Services, WIC, Childhood Lead Prevention Program, Medical needs based on income (sliding scale), social services, and medication for treatment of lice.


Rural Health Clinic                                                                                                          858-3790


The RHC provides low cost or free health services to those with no health coverage benefits.

Clinics are located in Baxter and Monterey.


Social Security Administration                                                                             1-800-772-1213


Tennessee Career Center (Beside of UCHRA)                                                              520-8733                                     

580 South Jefferson Avenue, Suite A

Cookeville, TN 38501


The agency provides assistance with training and education, special service needs for employment of people with disabilities, offers interviewing skills training, and provides dislocated workers with benefits and options.  The agency’s Title V program assists low-income work for those ages 55 and older.


Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities          615-253-4800


The agency’s services are to offer prevention, intervention, treatment, rehabilitation service and supports for those with mental illness, emotional disturbances, and/or developmental disabilities.  The program services are based on needs.


TennCare                                                                                                                1-800-669-1851

If the family does not qualify, it is possible to get insurance for mental health only. 




TennCare Hotline                                                                                                   1-800-205-4983


Amerigroup (1-800-600-4441), Blue Care (1-800-468-9698), United (1-800-690-1606), Tenn Care Select (1-800-263-5479)


TennCare Transportation                                                                                     1-800-483-6743


Upper Cumberland Development District                                                                     432-4111

1225 South Willow Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38501


Services provided by UCDD include; Relatives as Caregivers, case management, recreation, financial, legal, relative training, respite, support groups, transportation, information and referral, and childcare to family members raising a relative’s child.


Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency                                                              528-1127

586 South Jefferson Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38501


Career Center, CATS Transportation, medical transportation, electric bill assistance program, and elderly nutrition program


Vocational Rehabilitation Center                                                                                    526-9783

444 Neal Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


The agency provides training for people with disabilities to assist with them returning to work.



Natalie Beach,
Aug 27, 2016, 6:53 PM