What We Do

We aim to advocate for our clients by providing compassionate, non-judgemental, and professional social work services. Our trained social work staff partners with clients to connect them with community resources to help them achieve their goals, and provides case management for long-term development.

Our organization works with many other organizations in the Cleveland/Bradley County community to redirect our clients to other organizations who can provide resources and assistance beyond the scope of what The Caring Place can provide.

16-week program investigating poverty and developing a plan to start getting ahead. Participants are paid $25 per session and up to $1,000 for housing support. Graduates are provided resources to stay ahead with ongoing support. 

In partnership with United Way of the Ocoee Region, we provide case management and financial support for rapid rehousing and eviction prevention. Support is provided up to six months after housing is obtained.

For those starting new employment, we can assist with initial clothing items such as non-slip shoes or scrubs through our Ready to Work Clothing Closet. This is administered by our Community Social Worker and supplies are limited.

Outreach and support to individuals in the community without permanent shelter. Focus on coordinated entry to housing services, basic needs, financial resource applications SNAP, SSI, etc), and connection with healthcare resources.

Professional social work services for anyone in the community. Provides area resource linkage, financial need assessments and assistance, short-term case management, and care plan collaboration for high-risk, vulnerable adults. Financial assistance is limited to rent and utilities. Must have documented, unexpected loss of income or increase in required expenses. Assistance with applications to community and/or government programs provided by appointment.