Launch Point

Launch Point is a United Way initiative designed to improve the financial stability of families residing in Rutherford and Cannon Counties. The TDHS grant enables your local United Way to provide client-based services to those who meet the eligibility requirements. The funding also allows United Way to join forces with community partners to provide financial services such as financial coaching, budgeting, and credit counseling.

The Launch Point model uses Success Coaches embedded within local community partners. Success Coaches will walk with the family to help eliminate barriers that are preventing them from attending work or seeking additional job training.  Success Coaches work hand in hand with community partners and our VITA program to offer these services to help families thrive. 


Our Partners:

Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford,  Bridgestone, Community Helpers, First Baptist Church, First United Methodist, InterMetro Warehousing, LifePoint Church, Mahle, Nissan Smyrna Plant, TCAT Smyrna Campus, Workforce Essentials, Yates Services.


For information on how to become a community partner with the Launch Point program, contact Vicki Weatherford at


This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.

TN Department of Human Services