Who We Are

Creative Compassion provides solutions for:

  • Low-income families looking to construct a new home
  • Low-income homeowners needing help paying for home repairs
  • Low-income families looking to be approved for safe mortgage financing (which they can use to build a home through us or buy a home through a realtor of their choice)
  • Anyone facing financial hardship who need help paying their utility, rent, and/or mortgage with available payment assistance.

Creative Compassion was created in 1989 by a preacher and his wife, Michael and Judy Smathers.  Their shared 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 housing payment assistance.

CCI has stayed true to its mission of helping local residents with housing opportunities, and we are always looking to help many more!

Learn more about our past work by clicking here.

Creative Compassion Inc.
2023 Board of Directors

Kim Jordan
Creative Board President

Denise Cooper

Creative Board Vice President

Grant Thurman
Creative Treasurer/

Sarah Halcott
Executive Director

Mike Smathers
CCI Founder

Casey Sherrill

Jena DeMars

Cindy Clouse

Caitie Philhower

Don Spraque

David Robbins

Kenneth Chadwell
CCI Legal Counsel
Looney, Looney, & Chadwell PLLC