Family Resource Center

The Hawkins County Family Resource Center provides a variety of free services to children and families of the Hawkins County School System.

The goals of the Family Resource Center are:

  • To assist the family in learning the skills necessary to promote the full development of children,
  • To encourage social support and communication,
  • To increase school, family, and community involvement in education.  

The center is located behind Rogersville Middle School (954 East McKinney Avenue, Rogersville, Tennessee).

Mailing address: 200 North Depot Street, Rogersville, TN 37857

Phone: (423) 272-7629 Ext. 2056

Fax: (423) 921-9621

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

April Couch, Director of Family Resource Center 423-272-7629 Ext. 2056

April Couch
Family Resource Director

(423) 272-7629  Ext:2056 Email :

Family Resource Center Online Referral Form

The Hawkins County Family Resource Center  now has an online referral form for families and students. The Family Resource Center provides services for families, schools, child and parent needs. All Services are FREE to families with children in the Hawkins County School system. Please complete the confidential online referral form. Click to fill out the form.

Family and Community Engagement

Section 1118 of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires each school district receiving Title I, Part A funds, to implement programs, activities and procedures designed to involve parents. According to the Act, school districts must consult with parents of children participating in Title I programs to develop and carry out the parental involvement programs. School districts and schools, to the extent practicable, must provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.

Each school district must work with parents in jointly developing and distributing to parents of participating children a written parental involvement policy. The policy must be incorporated into the district's plan. Specifically, the policy must describe how the district will involve parents in the development of the district's NCLB plan and the process of school review and involvement. The Act requires the parental involvement policy to describe how the district will assist schools in planning and carrying out effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance.

Hawkins County Board of Education has established a District Parent Advisory Council which works to develop and carryout parental engagement activities. In addition, each school has developed it's own Parent Advisory Council to plan and implement family engagement activities.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, contact Dr. Michelle Harless, Assistant Supervisor of Federal Programs (423) 272-7629 ext. 2019.

Visit the Federal Programs webpage for more information on Family and Community Engagement.

Food Pantry

Any family with a child attending a school in the Hawkins County School System is eligible to access the Food Pantry one time each month. The Food Pantry is located at the Family Resource Center behind Rogersville Middle School.

The Food Pantry is stocked with nonperishable items donated by local schools, civic clubs, churches, and community organizations.

Please contact the Family Resource Center at (423) 921-7629 ext. 2056/2052 if your group is interested in donating items to our Food Pantry.

Homeless Education

In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act, local education agencies must ensure that homeless students have equal access to the same free appropriate public education as provided to other students.

The Hawkins County Homeless Education Program is facilitated through the Family Resource Center. The Resource Center is responsible for making sure homeless students are enrolled immediately, assisting families in getting school and immunization records, ensuring student transportation, educating families of all school and community resources, settling disputes between schools and families, and informing the community of homeless students' rights.

Visit the Federal Programs webpage for more information about Title X, Part C / McKinney-Vento Act.

Referral to Community Agencies

The Family Resource Center can provide you and your family with referrals to various health care agencies, financial resources, and community organizations.

Each year the Family Resource Center creates a Resource Directory to include the most up-to-date information on services such as day care, TennCare availability, medical care, mental health services, housing assistance, social services agencies, nutrition programs, juvenile services, substance abuse counseling and many other sources of information for Hawkins County residents.

If you have a questions about where to obtain services, please call the Family Resource Center at (423) 921-7629 ext. 2056/2052.


April Couch
Family Resource Director
Family Resource Director
(423) 272-7629  Ext:2056
Email April Couch
Vonda Catron
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Sec.
423-272-7629  Ext:2052
Email Vonda Catron