Who We Are

Mission & Philoshophy
The We Care mission is to serve the residents of Rhea County and the surrounding area by enabling people to help themselves. Recognizing that a free handout often confirms the recipient's feelings of worthlessness, the philosophy of We Care is to offer a hand up. We endeavor to foster a sense of self-worth and independence in people who are struggling to become or remain self-sufficient. Our motto is "Building self-reliance for a better community," and our unofficial slogan is "Offering a hand up, not a handout."

For Our Community

For almost 40 years We Care and its partner organizations have helped provide low-income, working families in Rhea County the chance to own a decent home, feed and clothe their children, get emotional and financial support, and find jobs. We serve more than 10,000 Rhea County residents each year. Over the past 10 years we have helped to build 5 homes for working-poor families in the area.


Our efforts provide the following to the Rhea County area:

Contact Us

We Care Community Services, Inc.
1273 Dayton Mountain Hwy.,
P.O. Box 307,
Dayton, TN 37321

(423) 775-4333
  |  karnold@wecaredayton.org

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Connect with us

We Care Thrift Center: 
420 Market Street, Dayton TN 37321

(423) 775-6595  |  thrift@wecaredayton.org
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We Care Friendly Budget Market:
1273 Dayton Mountain Hwy. Dayton, TN 37321

(423) 775-1000  |  budgetmarket@wecaredayton.org
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We Care Safe Haven Emergency/Transitional Housing:
Spring City, TN 37381

(423) 775-1000  |  safehaven@wecaredayton.org

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