Our mission is to to provide access to the basic
resources and opportunities our neighbors need
To see a community where everyone has access to the resources and opportunities needed to thrive.
A Word From Our Director
Each time I meet one of our neighbors, whether one who is connecting to resources, giving of their time as volunteers, or giving of their financial resources, I am blessed by seeing a glimpse of the Kingdom of God working together for the glory of the Lord. It is a blessing to be part of that beautiful Kingdom!
The Caring Place desires that all can find hope, resources, and opportunities so we can have a community where everyone thrives. I pray that you are blessed with encouragement and compassion in your journey to a thriving community. Thank you for dropping by to see how you can connect with us!
Corinne Freeman, LAPSW
A Foundation of Love and Faith
Today, The Caring Place has support from 60 churches, representing 12 denominations, 134 active volunteers, 11 staff members, and over 150 organizations and businesses. Currently, God has placed Corinne Freeman as the Executive Director. Corinne began with The Caring Place in 2014. Her love and compassion has continued to grow and commitment to move forward is contagious. It is amazing to see all that God has done through the ministry of love at The Caring Place since we began in 2000, when four of the larger Churches of God in Bradley County decided to merge their benevolent ministries into one entity and formed Lift and Redemption Ministries. Lift and Redemption Ministries began doing business as The Caring Place in 2005. With this transition to The Caring Place in 2005, the Board hired Reba A. Terry, LCSW as Executive Director. The organization began to grow as additional churches expressed interest in combining their benevolent efforts with that of The Caring Place. By 2008, The Caring Place had 40 partner churches from 12 different denominations, and over 100 active volunteers.
Reba’s leadership expanded services to clothing and social work. In addition, she served as an advocate to continually share the needs of our community with others so that programs and opportunities, such as our Sac Pac program, could become realities. In January 2016, Dr. Randy Howard became the Executive Director. Through his leadership, a focus on spiritual support for our clients saw our devotions open to those we serve as well as a dedicated prayer station.
Today, Corinne Freeman has continued to build upon the firm foundation of faith in the love of Christ and collaboration with our sisters and brothers to see an end to poverty through opportunities and resources. She recognizes that it is by everyone being present at the table, in recognizing the value each person brings, that we are able to move forward as a community from surviving to thriving.