UCHRA’s Community Intervention department provides targeted programs and services

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) has selected Melissa Hoisington as the new director of UCHRA’s Community Intervention Department following the retirement of the agency’s most recent Senior Regional Crisis Director, Cheryl Cox after 35 years of service.

“We are excited to welcome Melissa to the team,” said Mark Farley, UCHRA Executive Director. “She brings a wealth of experience to the table that will allow our agency’s Community Intervention department to continue to grow and meet the needs of the region’s justice-involved population.”

Melissa Hoisington

Hoisington earned her Master of Social Work from Campbellsville University, concentrating in Clinical and Military Social Work, and most recently held the position of Senior Regional Crisis Director for Volunteer Behavioral Health. 

“She brings more than 15 years of professional social work experience as well as experience with treatment planning, case management, crisis management, and advocacy with all stages of life including vulnerable populations,” according to a release by the UCHRA.

The agency says Holsington offers a diverse skill set to the position with specialties in working with mood, psychotic and personality disorders, crisis, trauma, traumatic brain injury and others with work experience consisting of four years with the Tennessee Department of Corrections, first serving as a Forensic (Psychiatric) Social Worker and then as the Forensic (Psychiatric) Social Worker Director.

“We are grateful for Cheryl’s leadership and 35 years of dedication to our agency and the region,” said Farley. “We wish her the very best in this next chapter.”

UCHRA’s Community Intervention department provides:

  • Targeted programs and services for justice-involved individuals including alternatives to incarceration for non-violent felony offenders
  • day reporting centers that are designed to address rehabilitation, supervision, treatment, education and programming
  • reentry services, intensive supervision programs for juvenile offenders
  • recovery supports designed to help individuals for up to two years while they work to regain stability within their lives

For more information, visit www.uchra.org.

Photo courtesy of UCHRA.

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