Where Are We?
The Tennessee General Assembly established Southwest Human Resource Agency (SWHRA) in 1973 as one of nine Human Resource Agencies deemed to be the delivery system for human services throughout the state of Tennessee. SWHRA is a public non-profit agency that serves an eight county region including Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, McNairy and Madison counties...read more
Central Office Temporarily Closing
After careful thought and deliberation of our duty in the face of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and in what we believe is in the best interest of our community, our Central Office will be temporarily closed but services will still be available for those with essential needs.
You can reach our agency by calling our number (731) 989-5111 and follow the recorded prompts. It may be necessary to leave a message and wait for a return call but someone will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
You can also visit our Facebook page.
Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order 22 on March 30, 2020. The attached order will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2020 and shall remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. April 14, 2020. Note: A list of Essential Services follows the Executive Order.
The Order “strongly urges Tennesseans to stay at home for the protection of themselves and their community.” “All Tennesseans must do their part by staying at home whenever possible for a limited period of time to avoid exposure to, and slow the spread of this virus, which will limit the burden on health care resources and allow normal activities to resume sooner.”
As advised by the CDC, "the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus," and the best way to avoid being exposed to the virus is to remain home except as necessary to engage in essential activities. When engaging in essential activities employees should do the following: (1) Maintain distance of at least six (6) feet between themselves and others and (2) Practice good personal hygiene, including washing hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface, avoiding touching the face, and disinfecting frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.”
In order for us to provide a safe work environment for those employees performing essential functions, please schedule an appointment prior to entering the Central Office. You may contact Amy Faulkner at amymfaulkner @yahoo.com or send a text to 731-435-9488 to schedule an appointment. All employees are strongly encouraged to respect the personal space of others while engaging in essential activities.
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Need a Ride?
The Rural Public Transportation system is designed to benefit the entire community including elderly, preschoolers, dialysis patients, and disabled. Vital transportation services are provided to the rural areas of Southwest Tennessee, linking these residents to doctors, grocery stores, employment, senior citizen centers, and recreation. Medical trips are provided to Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville.read more