LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County has a new resource center. Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless has opened the F.O.C.U.S center to help individuals with housing and other needs. F.O.C.U.S. stands for feed, outreach, clothes, uplift and serve, said Tana Daugherty program director.
The center, between Riggs Drug and UGO on the four lane, is set up to be a warm and welcoming environment for those who come by. The center supplies clothing, hygiene items, food, household items and resources. Four nights each week, the center offers a meal that is brought in by area churches. Daugherty estimated they feed about 120 people downtown on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Other services the center offers are the permanent supportive housing program which targets the chronically homeless and the rapid rehousing program that can cover up to six months of rent, utilities and assist with deposits. The goal of the center is work with people to meet their needs. Daugherty said if the center is unable to assist individuals, they work with other agencies to find the needed assistance.
Currently the F.O.C.U.S center is accepting donations of furniture, cleaning supplies, food and clothing. The most requested item at the center is socks. The center also accepts monetary donations that stay in the county. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/16/2022-6AM)