Ascend Federal Credit Union donates $10,000 to Partners for Healing

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – (TN Tribune) – Ascend Federal Credit Union announced today that it has donated $10,000 to Partners for Healing, a leading Tullahoma-based nonprofit that provides free primary health care for uninsured workers. The donation will help Partners for Healing fulfill its mission to meet the health care needs of people in Coffee, Franklin and Moore counties. Ascend has supported Partners for Healing since 2013.

“Once again, we are thrilled to help our friends at Partners for Healing,” said Caren Gabriel, President and CEO of Ascend. “Without the help of Partners for Healing, the people of Middle Tennesseans who need help the most might otherwise go without treatment because they can’t afford it. This organization has a significant impact in our community.

Due to the increased need for mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of mental health patients supported by Partners for Healing in 2021 increased by 68% compared to last year. Through December 2021, Partners for Healing had provided more than 2,500 primary care appointments to 427 patients and issued 5,400 free 30-day prescriptions.

“COVID-19 has continued to affect our patients over the past year,” said Lynn Brumfield, executive director of Partners for Healing. “Mental health has always been a necessity for our patient population and the pandemic has only increased this need. Ascend’s generous donation allows us to continue to serve our patients and help them meet their physical and mental health needs. »
The donation comes from Ascend’s Charitable Donation Account (CDA), which was established in November 2017 by its board of directors. The CDA allows Ascend to generate income from investments to support various charities.

About Partners for Healing
Partners for Healing is a free 501(c)3 primary medical clinic that was established in 2001 in Tullahoma. The organization provides care for those who live or work in Franklin, Coffee and Moore counties. To be eligible for services, applicants must have a total household income below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines and at least one household member must work at least 20 hours per week. Partners for Healing services include an on-site lab, free 30-day prescriptions for many medications, ultrasounds, medication prescription assistance, mental health counseling, quarterly mammography screenings, and a referral system. referrals to specialists, as well as physicians and hospitals providing care to his patients. at a reduced rate. For more information, visit

About Ascend Federal Credit Union
With over 233,564 members and over $3.5 billion in assets, Ascend Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest federally chartered credit unions in the United States. . Based in Tullahoma, Tennessee, the member-owned financial institution offers banking, lending, retirement and investment services from its 27 branches, more than 55,000 free ATMs worldwide, a portal online banking and a mobile application. The credit union’s mission is to serve by providing financial literacy education and giving back to its community in a variety of ways, including being the naming rights sponsor of the Ascend Amphitheatre, the premier live music venue in outdoors from downtown Nashville to Metro Riverfront Park. Ascend is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit

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