SMITH COUNTY Department of Human Services - DHS(615) 735-9740
105 Eatherly Landing, Suite B
Carthage, TN - 37030
Services Provided: Food Stamps SNAP Office, Families First TANF Program, Child Care Certificate Program, Medicaid; and TennCare
. You can apply for these programs at this office. Many of these services assist single mothers with child care, medical, and cash assistance.
Child Care Certificate Program: The Child Care Certificate Program is the Tennessee's assistance program for low income and at risk children. Funding for the Certificate Program comes from the federal Families First/TANF block grant and the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This is often referred to as the subsidized child care program. Families must be determined eligible by DHS staff before they can participate in the program. Both licensed and unlicensed providers can participate in this program and receive reimbursement from DHS for caring for qualified children.