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

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 :

Second Harvest Food Bank will be providing a drive through mobile food pantry for families of Hawkins County School students. This event will be a safe social distancing event and families will remain in their car while the food box is placed in the trunk by student volunteers. The food distribution will be offered at the vocational buildings at both Volunteer High School and Cherokee High School. The mobile food pantry will be at Cherokee High School from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. and at Volunteer high School from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on October 22, 2020.  Clinch school families will have a distribution date of October 28, 2020 from 10:00-11:00. This is a free event; however, families are required to preregister. A link to the registration form will be on the school and county website. If you have any questions regarding the mobile food pantry, please contact the Family Resource Center at 272-7629ext. 2056.


Link to Signup

Link to Calendar

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, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator (423) 272-7629 ext. 156.

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) 921-9621 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.

Lending Library

The Family Resource Center has a wide variety of books and videos available for loan to families. Topics include parenting help, study skills, children's videos and story books. Come browse our selection of books for parents and children.

Also available are free pamphlets and brochures.

Parenting Education

Parenting classes are offered at the Family Resource Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required.
Classes include:

1. Parenting Under Stress - it is a hands-on, interactive program designed to provide support and education to mothers and fathers who are experiencing special life stresses that affect their parenting. Parenting Under Stress is a four-week program consisting of two, 90 minute sessions each week.

2. Teen Parenting - Adolescence and parenting are two challenging life events. When these two are combined, the challenges are magnified. Any teen parent in the Hawkins County School system can receive services from the Family Resource Center. These services include prenatal and postnatal education, as well as linkage to community resources for various needs.

Other workshops include:

1. Bullying Prevention
2. Parenting Skills
3. Anger Management
4. Helping Your Child Succeed in School
5. Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
6. Middle School Success
7. Preparing Your Child for High School

Workshops for your group or organization can be scheduled by contacting the Family Resource Center at (423) 921-9621.

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) 921-9621.


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