Who We Are

Serving eight counties in the West Tennessee region, Southwest Human Resource Agency endeavors to enhance the quality of life of the less fortunate. Our vision is to generate a new direction for social service delivery throughout the West Tennessee region. Our motto, “Providing the needs of our people,” serves to remind us that every person needs help – every person can help.

What We Do

The mission of Southwest Human Resource Agency is to meet the needs of families and individuals in our service area by delivering social services and resources. Through effective collaboration with federal, state and community partners, we are dedicated to enhancing quality of life, promoting self-sufficiency, and alleviating the effects of poverty.

TAHRA is an established an effective statewide network to deliver social services to our communities. The association is formed by nine Human Resource Agencies, including  SWHRA,   delivering social services to all 95 counties in Tennessee.  Each agency builds on the wealth of program knowledge and experience gained over our 35-year history to strengthen local support, improve relationships with funding sources and governing officials, and help people in need. With our established state-wide network and strong operating infrastructure, TAHRA is the best choice for delivering services to people in need throughout our state.  Every day they help more Tennesseans become self-sufficient through the effective delivery of financial support, job training, transportation, nutritional services, and many other important social services to friends and neighbors in need. A proven track record delivering a broad selection of programs, and strong and experienced network of employees and volunteers, and cost-effective administrative structure make TAHRA your best choice to deliver hope to your community.  Learn more by visiting www.ideliverhope.com.

​​Southwest Tennessee Community Development Corporation

Our agency will be taking Homebuyer applications for a new development at the Whitehall and Dupree Street neighborhood. These homes will target moderate income households. If your family is interested in applying you may pick up applications at the Southwest HRA Community Service Center located at 1124 Whitehall, Suite 201-A, Jackson,TN 38301. Please attach all current income to the application and return to: Southwest TN CDC, P.O. Box 264, Henderson, TN 38340. Once your family is determined to meet income guidelines, we will refer you to a mortgage loan officer to determine your eligibility for a loan. Once you reach this goal you will be involved in the planning of a new home in this area. For further information please contact Edna Johnson or Patti Pickler at the SWTCDC at 1-800-497-1286 or Tara Skinner with Coldwell Bankers at 731-215-0035. 

Southwest Human Resource Agency is a public non-profit agency created to be the delivery system for Human Resources. No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activiity receiving Federal financial assistance.

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Where Are We?

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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...

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