About Us

Area Relief Ministries, or ARM, is a faith-based nonprofit organization that has been around since the 1970s in Jackson, TN.  Originally created as a collaboratively-funded nonprofit, churches across the community would give to the organization, which was then tasked with assisting individuals at risk of eviction, utility cut-off, hunger, and homelessness. Over forty years later, much has changed at ARM, but its collaborative nature with local churches as the core has not only remained, but grown even stronger.

Today ARM operates two different umbrellas of service: Emergency Assistance, which includes case management and follow-up for individuals who have faced a recent emergency and need help getting back on their feet with a one-time assistance voucher to JEA, dental extractions, and certain medications. Homeless & Housing Services facilitate programs from Room in the Inn and Open ARM to transitional housing and work programs including FreshSTART lawn care. 

In all of our programs, know that generous support from our community helps fun services that are faith-based, best practice, trauma informed, strengths oriented, and collaborative.