ACCAC History

Anderson County Community Action Commission (ACCAC) was founded in 1965 to fight the “War on Poverty” in Anderson County. ACCAC provides services and advocacy to low-income residents of Anderson County. The ACCAC was chartered in the mid-sixties to advocate for the needs and services of low-income residents. Two programs that were developed by ACCAC, Clinch River Home Health and the Appalachian Craft Shop Center are now free-standing non-profit agencies serving area residents.

For several years we have been a host agency for the Senior Citizen Employment Program funded by the Department of Labor. We currently have 1 worker who spends 20 hours a week assisting with commodities, answering the telephone, or doing whatever else may be necessary.

Funding for the programs comes from a variety of sources, but not limited to the following: The Department of Human Services, The Department of Agriculture, Unite Way of Anderson County, churches, and other local contributions.

Our Clothing Room has gently used clothes. All Clothes are free. Our Household Room has nearly new small items like sheets, towels, and other household items.