Rebuilding Lives

Providing support after crisis and trauma

Recovering from a family trauma, disaster, or unexpected crisis goes beyond surviving the initial event. United Way of Sumner County is committed to supporting programs that help provide the material and emotional support needed to rebuild damaged and broken lives, while implementing measures that will prevent similar situations from occurring in the future.

Community Challenges

  • One in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
  • Only 38 percent of child victims will disclose the fact that they have been abused.
  • In 2018, 49 percent of reported crimes against persons in Tennessee were classified as domestic violence.
  • In 2019, there were 173 substantiated child abuse/neglect cases in Sumner County, the highest number in 10 years.
  • Over the past year, 13,000 Sumner County residents experienced at least one civil legal problem that significantly affected their lives.

Creating Positive Change

United Way of Sumner County is committed to supporting programs that help prevent and address the results of crisis, trauma, and disaster. When tragedy strikes, many of us don't know where to turn for assistance. Our programs provide youth and family-focused counseling for those who have been affected by things like child abuse and domestic violence. Other programs involve intervention, education, and treatment services within schools and the community that address bullying, substance abuse, and violence. There are also programs that represent minors in court who are victims of abuse and neglect and give legal advice to protect the rights of those who are vulnerable. Creating positive change for individuals results in a stronger community for all of us.

For 2020-21, United Way of Sumner County allocated $130,972 to local programs in the Rebuilding Lives focus area. To learn more about these programs, click HERE.