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  • Making A Difference
    Making A Difference Every child needs a safe place to call home.
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  • If Orange Isn't Your Color...
    If Orange Isn't Your Color... Let TNCSA help you find a more appropriate outfit to wear!
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  • I'm Loved!
    I'm Loved! But not always understood.
    That’s why I am thankful for TNCSA and my ISC who advocates on my behalf to help others know what I really want.
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  • Need A Helping Hand?
    Need A Helping Hand? Since 2007, the TNCSA’s At-Home Support Services Program has enabled hundreds of elderly and disabled clients to live safe and healthy lives in their very own home by providing assistance with the every day challenges of personal care and homemaking tasks.
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  • Helping Never Felt So Good
    Helping Never Felt So Good We helped to keep children out of State Custody by working with the families to remove the risk.
    Nothing is more rewarding than knowing you made a difference in the lives of children and their families.
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Employment Opportunities

TNCSA is looking for motivated and dedicated applicants to join our team in the following available positions:




Applications available here as a Microsoft Word Document.


Jennifer McGhee, Tennessee Community Services Agency Program Director, received TFACA's President's Award from Myra Cooper.

TNCSA was spotlighted in Issue 9 of the TFACA Foster Parent Connection Newsletter.  Jennifer McGhee, TNCSA Program Director for the Advocate and Mentorship programs, received the 2016 Presidential Award for her efforts in promoting the advocate and mentorship programs to foster parents across the state of Tennessee.  These two programs unified goal is to help in the retention of foster parents, which add stability for the foster children of Tennessee. 

Our Regional Advocates (foster parents trained to help other foster parents understand the foster parent bill of rights) were also featured in this newsletter. 

Additionally, TNCSA helped in creating a firepit basket that sold for $170, the total silent auction contribution was  $7029 in educational scholarship monies used for foster children in our State. 

We love the work that we do, if you would like more information about our agency, please feel free to contact Jennifer McGhee (865.966.6716) and/or Cheryl Gillenwater (423.499.6081).  We're available to meet and discuss our services with you.  


Tennessee Community Services Agency (TNCSA) is a public agency created by the General Assembly of Tennessee with a broad mission of serving Tennesseans in need. 

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Our programs are all about you, the citizens of Tennessee!

We have been involved in a wide variety of programs since 1989 ranging from providing prevention services, housing and necessities to those affected by Hurricane Katrina and Rita to healthcare provisions for Tennesseans.  Some of our programs include but are not limited to:

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Somehow you have stumbled onto our website and you are now trying to figure out exactly who we are.  Is that right?  Well, first of all, we are glad you found us regardless of how you got to our site!  Believe it or not, we have been around for a very long time, over 25 years to be exact! Or if you want us to sound really old, we have been around for a quarter of a century, which means, we know a thing or two about serving the citizens of Tennessee. 

Read more: History

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TNCSA: How We've Helped

Over the years, TNSCA has demonstrated that we can handle any challenge that comes our way whether from state, federal or local governments.  Through prevention programs that have helped keep kids out of state custody, or by recruiting physicians to serve rural areas of Tennessee, or by providing housing, furnishings and hope for thousands of evacuees of hurricane Katrina and Rita, TNCSA has been there whenever there has been a need!