Community Resources

Updated  May 2020

All Ages

A comprehensive list of community resources is available through the website of United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties.

You will find a regularly updated list of providers who are addressing community needs including food insecurity, rent/utility/financial assistance, medical services, and childcare. Learn More.

Children & Youth

Athens City Schools is providing free breakfast and lunch to any child age 18 or younger as well as free books from the McMinn County Educational Foundation’s Let’s Read 20 program. Meal pick-up times and other educational resources for children and youth can be found at Athens City Schools website. Learn More.

The Athens-McMinn Family YMCA is providing emergency childcare for essential workers during this time. Find out if you qualify for this free service. Learn More.

Economy & Businesses

TENNESSEE PLEDGE: Guidelines for Reopening Responsibly. Learn More. 

Make It In McMinn COVID-19 Resources. Learn More. 

Non-Contact Recreation Guidelines. Learn More.   

Office Building Guidelines. Learn More.  

Lodging & Accommations Guidelines. Learn More.

Construction Worksite Guidelines. Learn More.

Manufacturing Guidelines. Learn More.   

Updated Restaurant Guidelines. Effective May 22, 2020. Learn More.

Updated Retail Guidelines. Effective May 22, 2020. Learn More. 

Summer Camp Guidelines. Effective May 28, 2020. Learn More. 

Non Contact Sports Guidelines. Effective May 28, 2020. Learn More.

Swimming Pools Guidelines. Effective May 28, 2020. Learn More.

Higher Education Guidelines. Effective May 28, 2020. Learn More. 

Attractions, Large Venues & Large Community Events. Effective June 4, 2020. Learn More. 

“At A Glance” Flyers

Athens Economic Recovery Team — Phase 1 Flyer. Learn More.

Athens Economic Recovery Team — Update: May 01, 2020. Learn More. 

Athens Economic Recovery Team — Update: May 20, 2020. Effective Friday, May 22nd. Learn More.  

Mental Health & Abuse 

If you are struggling with severe depression or thoughts of suicide, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for immediate access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn More.

To report child abuse and neglect, call the Tennessee Child Abuse Hotline at 1-877-237-0004, open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn More.