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ADFAC's History

Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC) grew out of the efforts of a local volunteer, Kathy Stimpson, who spent countless hours throughout the 1970’s and early 1980’s providing emergency assistance to local families in need.

When Kathy’s health declined in the mid-80’s, a group of volunteers from local churches organized to continue her vital work. As the broad needs of the low-income community became evident, the faith-based collaborative moved to become a 501(c)(3) public charity in January, 1987.

When ADFAC’s doors first opened, two parttime social workers met with about 30 families a month in a tiny corner office at First Presbyterian Church. From those simple beginnings, ADFAC has blossomed into a respected and well-rounded community agency.

ADFAC is is proud to to be a partner agency of the United Ways of Anderson, Campbell, and Roane counties.