A Message From The Executive Director Regarding Operations During COVID-19:

The Caring Place recognizes that we provide an essential service to the community. As such, we are remaining open at this time. Our delivery model will shift to food distribution only via drive-up service. Clothing will be by referral only. Our social worker will provide assessments via phone during this time. Our hours will remain the same with exception of our Tuesday evening service hours will now be 5pm to 7pm. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to meet needs in love during this time.

Our goal at The Caring Place is to meet needs with love in our community. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 crisis. Our top priority is the health and safety of our neighbors, volunteers, and staff. We will be continuing our services during this time as we recognize the need for food for our most vulnerable neighbors will continue. In fact, we anticipate this need to increase. We are working with Bradley County schools to ensure students continue to receive their weekend Sac Pac meals as well.

We ask for your prayers and support during this time. One of the best ways you can help right now is financially so that we can continue to meet the need for this most basic resource of food during this time. We do not want neighbors already facing financial constraints to worry about food on top of possible loss of wages and work time.

Additionally, we need volunteers. The potential increase of need combined with strategies to reduce risk will mean even more hands are needed to serve.

This is truly a time to demonstrate the love we have for our neighbors. Our community is more than able to rise to the challenge this situation presents and I know that we can come together in a way that demonstrates love. May God grant you peace in the midst of confusion, compassion in the midst of chaos, and joy in the midst of adversity.

Welcome to The Caring Place

The Caring Place envisions a community where everyone has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Our mission is to provide access to the basic resources and opportunities our neighbors need. At The Caring Place we CARE by meeting needs with love as we: Connect, Advocate, Restore, Empower and Equip.

We desire to partner with our neighbors and our community to make lasting, positive change. By helping our neighbors move from surviving to thriving, we are helping all of our community to thrive. Every member of our community has something valuable to contribute to our community as a whole. We believe we are called to meet needs with love in order to exemplify the love of Christ for all. We invite you to join us in this vision of a thriving and loving community.

We rely on the support of neighbors helping neighbors to fulfill our mission. We are currently blessed with support from 53 churches, representing 12 different denominations in Bradley County, 134 active volunteers, 152 business and organizations and eleven staff members working together in unity and love to serve our community.

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We are beyond thankful for Southern Heritage Bank’s “Cleveland Helping Cleveland” Fall Food Drive! We received over 26 pallets of food! This will help us stay stocked for about a month, as we provide families with food to help them stretch their budget. Thank you to all the organizations who donated, without joining together, we couldn’t #meetneedswithlove like we do!

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Contact Us

Visit Us at:

130 Wildwood Ave, Cleveland, TN

Or Call Us:

423-472-4414

Service Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 9am to 12pm

Tuesday 6pm to 8pm

Other hours by appointment