Since 1965 SETHRA has been addressing the needs of families, individuals, and communities of Southeast Tennessee.  They began as Progress for People and evolved into the Southeast Tennessee in 1985. Their presence in the community is one of uniqueness because of their committed participation to both the Tennessee Human Resource Association and the Tennessee Association of Community Action.  As a member of both associations, SETHRA is able to integrate, coordinate, and provide a wide variety of services to individuals, families and communities.

SETHRA’s mission is to empower families, moving them from dependence to independence, by providing comprehensive services in collaboration with local, state and federal resources.

SETHRA’s vision is to develop programs that respond to emerging needs of Tennessee families and fight the war against poverty. This will be accomplished by creating a society in which everyone has the capacity to be productive, resourceful, and achieve self-sufficiency.

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