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 164 households in 2023

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

CH staff 2024
The Clothes House Staff (left): Gina Pierce, Debbie Massa, Victoria Skorupa, Lisa Romanchik, and Amy Pate 

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, Signal Mountain Youth Sports, Wayside Presbyterian Church, Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church and Preschool, St. Augustine Church, 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, Community Baptist, Signal Mountain Christian School, The Lions Club, Signal Mountain Women’s Guild, The Walden’s Ridge Guild, Signal Santas, The Ladies Golf Association, Moms of Preschoolers, Knights of Columbus, Signal Mountain Nursery, Pruett’s Market, the Bread Basket, Panera Bread, Gigi's Sweet Shop, The Cookie Lady, Southern Star, Birthday Buddies, Ace Hardware, Tech Rescue, Signal School of PE, P-52, 35 South, Dialed in Chiropractic, Mountain Top Toys, Chatt Box Co, Signal Mountain Fire and Police, Town of Walden, Eyes on the Mountain, Welch Delntal Center, and Moffatt Consulting, Inc.

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