Limited Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 appointments available in McKenzie, TN! Call 731-424-3315 to schedule an appointment!

Here are several assistance progams for varying needs. If you know of an assistance progam that is not listed, please send it to me and I will add it to this page. If you find that contact information for a program does not work, please let me know that as well and I will remove or update it.

General Assistance
– Area Relief Ministries (ARM) (Jackson)
– United Way, dial 211 or
– Benefits Check Up This is the website of the National Council on Aging – provides various free benefits checking tools to see what assistance you may be eligible for in housing, medical services, prescriptions, legal services, utilities, taxes and more.

Credit Reports

NW TN Economic Development Council: 731-364-3228
SW TN Human Resource Agency

Food Programs
– RIFA (Jackson) 731-427-7963

– mortgage assistance
– shared housing information

– Free and low cost health care
– Health Resources and Services Administration
– Healthfinder:
– Medicare:
– Medication help:
– Social Security Administration
– Veterans’ Administration

– America Saves:
– Choose to Save:

Student Loans
– Direct loan program (federal student loans)
– Federal Direct Consolidation Loans Information
– US Department of Education central database for student aid.

Pet Care Assistance
– The Pet Fund

– Goodwill Community Foundation – offers computer skill courses, as well as how-to tutorials on a wide variety of topics including job applications, basic life skills, and financial skills.
– Goodwill Career Solutions Center
– Career One Stop (US Dept. Of Labor research site)
– Career One Stop job links
– Department of Labor

Child Support Enforcement

Phones (only for low income families)
– Cell phones
SafeLink – 1-800-977-3768
– Home Phones
Call your local telephone service provider and ask about Linkup/Lifeline
OR call the Tennessee Regulatory Authority 1-877-691-2969

Jackson Madison County Public Library (internet access)
Main Branch
433 E. Lafayette St., Jackson
Hours: Mon – Thurs 10am – 8 pm
Fri – Sat – 10am – 5pm
Sun closed
North Branch
8 Stonebridge Blvd. (Near Chick-fil-a)
hours: Tues-Fri 9 am – 6 pm
Sat 9am – 1pm
Sun and Mon closed


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