Tennessee's Community Assistance Corporation 


TCAC is the supporter to many communities in the state of Tennessee through the programs listed below. AmeriCorps staff assist in the placement of members to various sites statewide to serve their communities. The TCAC Depot Program offers products at reduced prices to the community as well as other non-profit agencies to serve their clients. The HOME program offers home rehab for qualifying individuals throughout Cocke County, and hopes to expand into other east Tennessee counties. 

"Never doubt that the small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead 



                Redistribution Center

TCAC's Depot provides philanthropic assistance to Hamblen County and all surrounding areas. The depot strives to achieve the improvement and well being of East Tennessee residents. The redistribution center provides new products and incentives at a rate that is affordable to all without exclusions. Products in the Depot come from a variety of different distributors such as Walmart, Target, Amazon, and many more. The items that are sold range from clothing, accessories, shoes, party supplies, housewares, hardware, and etc. Shipments differ from week to week. The major purpose of this program with TCAC is to help partners, the community, and other non-profits throughout Tennessee provide assistance that will make an impact on an individuals quality of life. 





TCAC Depot Management:


Depot Program Director

Missy Ayers                            missy@tcac1.org

Community Cares and

Making Veterans Priority

TCAC's AmeriCorps is a domesticated PeaceCorps geared for treating America and America's citizens. Tennessee's Community Assistance Corporation host's one competitive AmeriCorps State and National program, Community Cares (CC). The Community Cares program improves the quality of life to those who are frail and economically challenged. The AmeriCorps community is continuing to grow in Tennessee and hopes to spread more joy of being a part of such a wonderful program. AmeriCorps makes a difference in our communities and improves the quality of lives of others while providing service opportunities to all.  AmeriCorps truly does

"Get things done for America".  



TCAC AmeriCorps Staff:


AmeriCorps Program Director    
Rebecca Basenfelder        rebecca@tcac1.org

AmeriCorps Coordinator

Hayley Davis                americorps@tcac1.org


The HOME Program is funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) to promote the preservation and rehabilitation of affordable single-family housing for low-income households.  TCAC receives these pass-through funds from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) via a competitive grant application.

TCAC Currently has a HOME grant for Cocke County, TN serving the residents of Newport City as well as the residents in the County.  


TCAC is administering grants for

Cleveland Bradley Housing Corporation

Union County, TN

Claiborne County, TN

Hamblen County, TN 





Housing Program Manager 

Shannon Delk                  shannon@tcac1.org

Michelle Bazzano            michelle@tcac1.org

Retha Patton




Missy Ayers

Depot Program Director


Shannon Delk

Housing Program 



Michelle Bazzano

HOME Staff

Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance


Rebecca Basenfelder

AmeriCorps Program Director

 © TCAC 2020

740 East Main Street Morristown, TN  37814

Phone: 423-586-7636

Fax: 423-587-0783