Family Resource Center Overview

  • The Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center exists to provide leadership, educational support and resources, and to implement quality programs that strive to engage and empower families.

    Our vision is to provide families with the necessary life skills, information, education, and resources to ensure the best education for Wilson County Children.

    Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center provides parenting support and education that can make your role as a parent less stressful and more enjoyable.  Some of the challenges of parenting can be:

     

    • Overwhelming
    • Discouraging
    • Stressful
    • Confusing

    It is natural for all parents to have some or all of these feelings at times. This is why parenting support and education is so important.  Parenting is rewarding because your child is amazing and capable of endless possibilities.  One of our goals is to help eliminate any barriers that might prevent a child from being successful academically and/or socially.

    We live by the John Wooden quote, "You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."

Possible Summer Resources

  • Wilson County Help Center is providing vital services (not open for donations or shopping).

    Curbside Service Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm vital services.   

    1. Food Boxes (CURRENT NEEDS: Pork & Beans; Canned meats (except tuna) soups, saltines, boxes of cereal; drop off at front or call 615-449-1856)
    2. Utility Help
    3. Medical Prescriptions for uninsured
    4. Ensure for the elderly and cancer patients via a doctors order
    5. Gas vouchers to get to out of county Dr. appointments that are adjacent to your Wilson County residency.

    Recover Wilson

    The Long Term Disaster Recovery Team is being organized.  A chairperson will be identified and a board will be created around several key services: Case Management; Spiritual Care and Counseling; Construction (Repairing Damaged Homes); Materials / Furnishings; Volunteer Management; Funding Procurement and Distribution. Each service area will work with churches and other volunteers across the county.

    Recover Wilson is partnering with several organizations with experience in Disaster Recovery. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Community Resource Center, and Westminster Home Connection. These groups have been working together in Middle Tennessee since the 2010 flood and service Wilson County.

    Possible Counseling Resources:

    Alive Hospice in Lebanon-Shelby Gentemen, (615) 963-4732
    Lantern Lane Counseling Services in Mt Juliet-(615) 973-5454

     

    Berea Church of Christ
    Contact person: Matt Donaldson
    Address:  50 Berea Church Rd. Lebanon, Tn, 37087
    Phone: 615-443-2232

    Available services: Food Pantry

    College Hills Church of Christ
    Contact person: (call church office)
    Address:  1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, Tn 37087
    Phone: 615-444-9502

    Available services:

    • Food Pantry-Mondays 9:00-11:00 am
    • Possible Utility bills payments- call to get an appt.-usually Monday mornings.
    • Pregnancy Help Center- diapers, wipes, baby clothes, supplies, (sometimes)- cribs, high chairs, car seats. Wednesday evenings 6:30pm.

    CrossPoint of Mt. Juliet

    Contact person: Kyle Sullivan
    Address:  85 Athens Drive, Mt. Juliet, Tn ,37122
    Phone: 615-298-4422

    Available services:

    • Some benevolence $ set aside
    • No food pantry

    Garden of Prayer Tabernacle
    Contact person: Angela Howard
    Address:1015 Bluebird Road, Lebanon, Tn. 37087
    Phone: 615-784-4620 or 615-752-7215

    Available services:

    • Free meals to children in Lebanon and various locations in Wilson County for summer of 2018
            (sites announced in their upcoming newsletter)

    The Glade Church
    Contact person: Robert Post
    Address: 9000 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Mt. Juliet, Tn 37122
    Phone: 615-444-9550

    Available services:

    • Family assistance department
    • Food Pantry Mon.-Thurs. 8:00am-4:00pm to pick up food boxes

    Joy Church
    Contact person: Eddie Wilson
    Address: 10085 Lebanon Rd. Mt. Juliet, Tn 37122
    Phone:615-773-5252
    Available services:

    • Food Pantry-’The Pantry at the Landing
      Thurs. 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, Fri. 1pm-4pm

    Lebanon First United Church
    Contact person:  Pam Vandever
    Address:  415 West Maint Street, Lebanon TN 37087
    Phone:  615-444-3315
    Available services:  Food pantry

    Mt. Juliet Church of Christ
    Contact person: Dennis Nosal
    Address: 1904 North Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet, Tn 37122
    Phone:615-758-2274

    Available services:

    • Food Pantry Tues. and Thurs. 9:00 am-11:00am.
    • Limited financial help (only Mt. Juliet residence)
    • Benevolence Room- Tues. and Thurs. 9am -noon.

    Webb’s Chapel Baptist Church
    Contact person:Brody Ferrell
    Address: 120 Davis Rd. Lebanon, Tn. 37087
    Phone:615-549-8311
    Email: info.webbchapel@gmail.com

    Available services:  Some funding for children needs

    Mt. Juliet Help Center
    The Mt. Juliet Help Center offers confidential emergency food assistance to the residents of West Wilson County.  They also offer emergency utility assistance, have bread and pastries and a limited selection of clothing items available in the lobby.  
    Address:  3425 B North Mt. Juliet Rd (next to Celebration Lutheran Church)
    615-754-4357
    Hours:  M-F 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    www.MtJulietHelpCenter.org

    The Wilson County School System and Administration of the schools do not endorse or sponsor these events.

Questions for the Family Resource Center?

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    Contact Family Resource Center Link

    or

    615-444-3282, Ext. 7415 or 7417

Services Provided

  • The Family Resource Center provides: 

    • Referrals for public services
    • Lending Library
    • Eye exams and glasses through the Lions Club
    • Parenting Classes
    • Backpack or Kids weekend food program (school year)
    • Aid with needs such as food, clothing, school supplies, etc.
    • Group meetings and home visitation through Wilson County Parents as Teachers

Homework Hotline

  • Homework Hotline is a resource available for students who need homework assistance.  Teachers are available Monday-Thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  For information, please visit the Homework Hotline website.  For assistance, students and parents can call Homework Hotline at 615-298-6636.  If administrators have questions, please contact Rebekah Vance at vancer@homeworkhotline.info