Caring for the Signal Mountain Community Since 1954

Signal Mountain Social Services office, Food Pantry and Learning Center located at 633 Mississippi Avenue on Signal Mountain.


Our Mission

We are a privately funded nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of families and individuals in the 37377 zip code during times of financial challenge and crisis. Our longer-term focus is to provide our clients with the services and guidance they need to become self-reliant. Together with our Signal Mountain donors, volunteers and community partners, we become our client’s hope for a brighter future.

SMSS cared for over 180 children in 2021

Scholarships & Community Impact Stories


Signal Mountain Social Services currently has two scholarships that we offer to qualified applicants. The Signal Mountain Social Services Scholarship Fund provides financial, need-based, post-secondary school scholarships for Signal Mountain students living in the 37377- zip code. This scholarship can be used at any regionally accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college or university.

Community Impact Stories

Signal Mountain Social Services typically provides between $150,000 - $200,000 of critical services to Signal Mountain children, seniors and families each year. This assistance ranges from home repair services to medical bill assistance, food aid, life skills counseling, back to school program, K-12 tutoring and more.

Social Services Staff

SMSS Staff 2023
SMSS Staff (from left): Marissa Stockburger (Finance), Lea Ann Marshall (Food Pantry), Elizabeth Neal (Executive Director), Mary Katharine Austin (Social Worker), Sarah Kologek (Social Worker), and Deseret Ward (Director of Development)


633 Mississippi Avenue
Signal Mountain, TN 37377


Monday-Friday 10am-Noon


(423) 886-5982

The Clothes House Staff


710 Signal Mountain Blvd
Signal Mountain, TN 37377


Wednesdays: 9:00am-1:00pm
Thursdays: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-1:00pm


(423) 886-3460

SMSS The Clothes House Staff
The Clothes House Staff (from back left): Lisa Romanchik, Victoria Skorupa, Sarah Kologek, Amy Pate and Debbie Massa

Our Community Partners


It takes strong partnerships from a wide variety of local organizations to effectively care for our clients and guide them towards self-reliance. SMSS currently works with dedicated partners from the following organizations:

The Town of Signal Mountain, The Mountain Arts Community Center (MACC), Nolan Elementary School, Thrasher Elementary School, Signal Mountain Middle High School, Signal Mountain Soccer League, Wayside Presbyterian Church and Preschool, Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church and Preschool, St. Augustine Church and Preschool, St. Timothy’s Church and Preschool, Signal Crest Methodist Church and Preschool, Mountain Fellowship Church, Signal Mountain United Methodist Church, Signal Mountain Bible Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, The Point Church, United Church of Christ, Mountain Fellowship Church, Mountain Ministries, The Lions Club, Signal Mountain Women’s Guild, The Walden’s Ridge Guild, Signal Santas, The Ladies Golf Association, Treehouse Therapy, Wildflowers, Pruett’s Market, the Bread Basket, Panera Bread, Ace Hardware, Lisa Davis Designs and Moffatt Consulting, Inc.

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