TN Strong Families Grant Funds New Program for Pregnant Women 

In March, the state of Tennessee awarded CCETN with a TN Strong Families Grant to provide services to the pregnant women of East TN.

Services include:  

  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Baby Feeding Supplies
  • Baby Items
  • Community Referrals
  • Educational Classes

CCETN will offer these services through a new program called the TN Strong Families Program.

“The only requirement is that you are pregnant or live in a household where someone pregnant resides,” said Sandi Davidson, Pregnancy Services & Project Rachel Program Leader. “With the help of churches, community volunteers and resources we hope to identify the needs of the pregnant mothers in the community and help them meet those needs. We also are looking to identify the gaps in services in each community.” 

Amy Inman recently joined CCETN to serve as Rural Outreach Coordinator for the program. Her previous work in rural counties of Southeast Tennessee, under the Office of Women’s Health in D.C., showcases her dedication to serving underrepresented communities. Amy’s wealth of experience and energy aligns perfectly with CCETN’s mission. Her project, “GET WITH IT: Getting East Tennessee Women Involved in Their Health through Interactive Teaching/training,” exemplifies her commitment to innovative approaches in outreach.

“Once the program is established, we hope to recruit another Program Coordinator to help meet the demand as the program grows into other counties of East TN,” said Davidson. “We are very grateful we have a grant that will allow us the opportunity to serve the pregnant mothers of our region.” 

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

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