What We Do
Tri-County Community Resource Center
Our Purpose: To Improve the lives of individuals and families living in the Tri-Counties.
Our Mission: To work in partnership with the public by providing services, resources, and information to benefit the needs of our community.
Tri-County Community Resources, Inc. (TCCR) is a grassroots organization comprised of businesses, agencies, and community members dedicated to helping tri-county residents connect to critical services, programs, and supports!
In 2015, after many years of hard work and dedication by TCCR, along with faith-partners, residents, and community leaders who shared a vision, Tri-County Community Resource Center opened its doors. The Resource Center seeks to proactively serve those in need before they reach a crisis. A one-stop "resource hub," the Resource Center uses a community-centered approach to connect those in need with existing resources and supports. TCCR assists by supporting daily operations and identifying gaps in local services/supports, advocating to make these resources available to community members.
Tri-County Community Resource Center has no dedicated state or federal funding stream. The Resource Center is overseen by the TCCR board, which is comprised of nine key community stakeholders dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of tri-county residents. Partnership for Strong Families provides one full-time Resource Center Manager and one part-time administrative support personnel. Additional overhead and programming expenses are sustained through grants, community collaboration, and the generosity of donations.
Our Programs and Services:
With a focus on protecting children, supporting parents, and assisting residents in achieving self-reliance, Tri-County Community Resource Center offers an array of on-site services and referral assistance.
The Resource Center provides services and supports that include the following: children's clothing closet, emergency food closet, early childhood learning referrals, car seat assistance, safe sleep & parenting supports, children's activities, community dinners, counseling referrals, health screenings, free internet/computer use, copying/printing/faxing, public housing application assistance, nutrition education, cooking classes, rent/utility referral assistance (based on availability/eligibility), rotating job board and job application/resume assistance, notary services, financial literacy/budgeting workshops, legal assistance referrals, crisis referrals and much more. The Resource Center offers community-driven services that are regularly updated and expanded. Please consult the monthly calendar for the most up-to-date programs and supports.
Board Member Highlights
Leah Gamble, Chair
Leah has served on the TCCR Board of Directors in a variety of positions since 2017. Leah is Manager of Instructional Services at College of Central Florida's Jack Wilkerson Campus. In her time off, Leah enjoys camping and spending time with family!
Kimberly Baxley, Vice-Chair
Kim is the Vice President of Human Resources at Central Florida Electric Cooperative. Kim joined the TCCR Board in 2022; she also serves on the Board of Directors for CareerSource Florida, Central Florida Community Action Agency, and The Friends of Children. When she’s not at work she enjoys boating and spending time with her husband and daughters.
Stacy Merritt, Board Member
Stacy is the Director of Resource Centers for Partnership for Strong Families, a founding community partner of the Tri-County Community Resource Center. Stacy has extensive experience in helping children and families and she has been involved with the development and implementation of resource centers since 2015.
Jaime Hinote, Board Member
Jaime is the Lead Project Coordinator for Tri County Metals. Jaime joined the TCCR board in 2022, but had previously served on the visioning committee, planning committee, and the board for TCCR in previous years. Jaime has been involved in various community outreach partnerships in years past, such as the Tri-County Children’s Partnership Council, Levy County Education Foundation, Tobacco Free Florida, the local Community Health Improvement Plan committee. Jaime lives in Chiefland with her husband and son, and enjoys camping, and fishing in her time off!
Tammy Boyle, Board Secretary
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Sheryl Brown, Board Member
Sheryl Brown is a Captain with the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office. She has participated on the TCCR Board since 2019, and is also involved with other community boards, such as the Salvation Army and the Gilchrist Prevention Coalition.
Laura Klock, Board Treasurer
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Jonathan Lewis, Board Member
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Lola Butler, Board Member
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Robert Wells, Board Member
Robert Wells is the Executive Director of the Gilchrist County Prevention Coalition, founder of the Levy County Prevention Coalition, a ForVets Board Member, and a certified NAMI and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Robert joined the TCCR board in 2023, but has partnered and volunteered with the resource center for many years. He and his family live in Williston, and they are actively involved in many faith-based and community projects that lift up those in need in the tri-county community.
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Since opening in April 2015, Tri-County Community Resource Center has had more than 48,000 visitors, who requested more than 65,000 individual services. TCCR is a 501c3 nonprofit and we depend on local community engagement in order to provide a variety of high quality, no-cost services.
Donate by Mail: Our work is sustained through generous donations from the community. Because TCCR is a 501(c)3 non-profit, your donation is tax deductible. Make checks payable to: Tri-County Community Resources, Inc. and mail to: P.O. Box 491, Chiefland, FL 32644.
Donate In-person: By donating goods and supplies to TCCRC, you'll support others by helping us provide emergency items to families and individuals in need. Purchase items from our Amazon Smile Wishlist and Amazon will ship the items straight to our door - and also make a donation to TCCRC (at no extra cost to you).
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