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

As we move forward safely, The Caring Place remains committed to safely serving our neighbors.

Our goal at The Caring Place is to meet needs with love in our community. With the latest recommendations from state and local leaders, we will continue to provide food services via drive through distribution. We will expand our clothing to allow for personal shopper volunteers who will collect items from our clothing department for our neighbors while they are receiving their food donations. Our social worker will continue to provide assessments via phone during this time. However, to ensure the safest environment for our neighbors, volunteers, and staff, we will not be reopening our buildings to the public as of now. We will reassess this weekly and update our neighbors and community via social media and our website.

During this time, we are receiving clothing donations on Monday and Thursday ONLY from 12 noon to 2pm. We ask that you bring in season (spring and summer) and or household items. We ask that you do NOT bring toys as we are unable to receive them due to inability to sanitize properly.

Our services hours 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.

We ask for your prayers and support during this time. We remain in need of financial donations to meet the needs for food and other necessities. We also have a need for individual volunteers to help with personal shopping and food sorting tasks. Please apply by selecting the Volunteer button.

We are thankful for the support of the community during this time. It is a blessing to serve such a resilient and caring community. We give praise to the Lord for His provision and also His love that has been extended through the kindness of many in serving their neighbors. May God give you opportunity for unexpected moments of joy, peace that can be extended to bring comfort to others, and wisdom to journey forward in a way that best reflects His love to others.

Welcome to The Caring Place

Staff and Board

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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130 Wildwood Ave, Cleveland, TN

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Service Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 9am to 12pm

Tuesday 6pm to 8pm

Other hours by appointment

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