About Us

The mission of SCHRA is to assist eligible people of all ages obtain a variety of services and resources.

The 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 includes a wide range of individual contracts funded through federal, state, and local sources. 

Authorized by Chapter 289 of the Public Acts of 1973, our agency operates under Title 13, Chapter 26 of the Tennessee Code. Our agency is comprised of experienced employees and dedicated volunteers that work in cooperation with local, state and national resources to provide needed services on a timely and cost-effective basis to those in need.

SCHRA helps provide support and early childhood care through Head Start and Early Head Start and elderly assistance through Senior Services America, Foster Grandparents, Homemaker Services and Meals-On-Wheels. Community corrections, weatherization and energy assistance, nutritional services, protective and other social services are also available to families and individuals throughout the SCHRA service area.

We deliver a comprehensive collection of community and residential services designed to help people become or maintain self-sufficiency.