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The Clarksville District United Methodist Churches founded Urban Ministries in 1984 to help people meet their basic needs.  Over the years, through our many volunteers and donors, we have expanded to include people from all walks of life, business and professionals, clergy and laity, retirees and wage earners, all united in ministry to help our neighbors in need.  One way we carry out our mission is through the Grace Assistance Program.


Through the Grace Assistance Program we help with food, utility (electric, gas, and water) bills, prescription medication costs, temporary emergency shelter, transportation, services to the homeless and seasonal needs such as blankets, fans and air conditioners, and back to school clothing and supplies.  We also provide information and referrals to other agencies as needed.

Our food pantry helps provide food to hungry families.  Donations are received from churches, schools, businesses, civic organizations, individuals, and Second Harvest Food Bank.

Urban Ministries publishes The Community Services Directory, which is a listing of community resources available from approximately 250 agencies, both public and private.  The Youth Yellow Pages is a version written especially for young people.


By supporting the Grace Assistance Program, you can make a difference in the lives of local families in need.  Here are some ways to get involved:

Your prayers are requested for the work of Grace Assistance Program and those who receive benefits, and for our staff and volunteer workers.

Volunteers perform a variety of task,s from working directly with clients to clerical work, or work in the food pantry.

Your financial support is essential to the strength of our outreach ministry.  An increase in local donations will enable us to help more of those with greatest need.


Call (931) 648-9090

Email: beverlydycus@urbanministries.us

or visit our office at 217 S. 3rd Street, Clarksville, TN 37040