Creative Compassion provides solutions for:

  • The elderly with low income
  • Single parent households
  • Those needing home repairs
  • Low-to-moderate income persons and families
  • First-time homebuyers (have not owned a home in 3 or more years OR have never owned a home)

Creative Compassion was created in 1989 by a preacher and his wife, Michael and Judy Smathers.  Mr. Smathers’ dream was to provide for the physical, right-now needs of Cumberland County and surrounding areas.  Because of the perseverance of the Smathers and all those who have provided support throughout the years, Creative Compassion has helped families and individuals alike with home ownership, home repair, and credit training to prepare people for their future goals.

CCI has stayed true to its mission of helping local residents realize the dream of home ownership, and we are always looking to help many more!  Please apply with us today!


2015 Creative Compassion Inc. Board of Directors

Karen Kindrick
CCI Board President
BHHS Southern Realty

Eric Roseman
CCI Board Vice President
TAP Publishing

John Jay
CCI Board Secretary/Treasurer

Janie Burgess
CCI Executive Director/CEO

Mike Smathers
CCI Founder

Kenneth Chadwell
CCI Legal Counsel
Looney Looney & Chadwell PLLC

Clark West
CCI Board Past President
President, First National Bank of Tennessee

Kathy Vanlandingham
Crossville Housing Authority

Rev. Monica Mowdy
Homestead United Methodist Church

Kelli Crouch
Progressive Savings Bank

Kim O’Brien
Crossville, Tennessee

Jennifer Tabor
Senior Perspectives
44 Hayes St, #106
Crossville, TN 38555