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Experience The Family Center

Love * Support * Guide * Serve

Basic Information

Making A Difference



We are located at 921 S Beckett Street in beautiful Downtown Columbia.  We serve all of Maury County.


Hours of Operations

Monday 9-2
Tuesday 9-4
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-4
Friday 9-4
We are closed on all major holidays.



Our funding comes from many different sources such as churches, individuals, Maury County Government, City of Columbia, Salvation Army, and United Way.  Plus, numerous fundraisers!

South Central Family Center at a Glance

The Family Center is a non-profit organization in Maury County that provides the community with temporary economic assistance and opportunities that foster healthy lives and home environments.

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Facts & Figures


Families used the Food Pantry

in 2022, we received $697,152.75 worth of groceries to give to our families who requested assistance through our pantry.  Maury County residents can come once a month for assistance.


Families received Financial Assistance

in 2022, we served a record number of families with rent, utilities, eyeglasses and medication.  We also served 495 homeless individuals with various services including housing.


Backpacks and school supplies

in 2022, we distributed backpacks and school supplies to Maury County students.


Turkey Boxes

In 2022, We distributed 731 Frozen turkeys and sides during Operation Gobble Gobble which is our second largest giveaway.


Santa's Workshop

in 2022, we provided an average of 3 presents, a stocking stuffer, a book, an article of clothing, and some school supplies to 1,221 children.


Christmas Hams

In 2022, every family that received toys for Christmas also received a ham for dinner and a roll of wrapping paper.



in 2022, we saw our homeless population grow.  We served them with housing, food, showers, and supplies.


Common Threads Vouchers

In 2022, we provided a record number of vouchers for free items at Common Threads.  These were for various events and services.

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther

Contact South Central Family Center

(931) 388-3840

Image by Nick Fewings
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