Tana Daugherty, Program Director
I am the Program Director over Region 1, that includes Campbell, Claiborne and Anderson Counties, where we try to meet the needs of each homeless individual in the counties. I work with local organizations and ministries to meet the needs of homeless individuals in the community. One such example is the soup kitchen I lead on Tuesday and Thursday with the help of a local church in Campbell County. On these days, we serve around 75 meals with everything donated in the community. Through a partnership with Methodist church in Jellico, we will soon be opening our first TVCH building in the cluster, bringing services to a county that desperately needs them. The idea is to partner with other organizations in this building and offer as many services as possible. Which will include an assessment for HMIS, meal, referrals, food pantry, clothing closet, job resources, job training, building a resume, mental health services, volunteering opportunities. The main goal is to build relationships with homeless individuals and meet them where they are. I stay with TVCH because of my community…I love helping people and shedding light to those who feel no hope.