Shelters and Emergency Housing: Tennessee
Information by State
Listed below are organizations in Tennessee that offer shelter and emergency housing to the homeless.
Location Organization Phone Description
Tennessee Salvation Army Knoxville:
(423) 926-8901 Shelter for men/women/victims of domestic violence/Program for pregnant teens; merchandise, stores, transitional housing, etc.
Tennessee Lighthouse Mission Ministries Memphis:
(931) 503-2000 Lighthouse Mission Ministries offers homeless men or women a future without addiction - Brownsville, Clarksville, Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee.
Tennessee Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 1 (800) 356-6767 or
1 (800) 799-7233 Listings for services including emergency shelter, transportation, food, clothing and related services.
Tennessee Needy Meds Free Clinic List for TN for the uninsured
Tennessee Tennessee Homeless Shelters
Tennessee Upper East Tennessee Women’s Shelters
Bristol Bristol Shelters
Chattanooga Chattanooga Room in the Inn
230 N. Highland Park Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 624-6144 Women/Families with Children
Chattanooga Chattanooga Homeless Directory
Chattanooga Homeless Health Care Center
Email (423) 265-5708 Services at a stationary clinic, as well as through outreach to homeless citizens living in the Chattanooga area.
Clarksville Old Firehouse Day Shelter & Room in the Inn (November 1 to April 1)
1498 Golf Club Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040
Email (931) 542-0381 Men and Women - Intake-individual needs assessment-dayshelter from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Room In the Inn provides evening and nightly shelter and provided by local churches.
Clarksville Urban Ministries, Safe House for Women
Grace Assistance Program
217 S. Third St.
Clarksville, TN 37041 (931) 552-6900
(24 hr number) Homeless shelter and referrals in Clarksville
Columbia South Central Human Resource Agency-Community Action Agency Human services to 13 Middle Tennessee counties such as Head Start, food and shelter, heating assistance, meals, etc.
Our Service Centers:
Columbia Place of Hope
105 N. James Campbell Blvd.
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Email (800) 524-0912 or
(931) 388-9406 Alcohol and drug treatment programs and services, temporary shelter for the homeless, and food for the hungry, within a caring, Christian environment.
Cookeville Cookeville Rescue Mission
1331 S. Jefferson St.
Cookeville, TN 38503 (931) 528-5819 Families, men and women
Cookeville Genesis House
P.O. Box 1180
Cookeville, TN 38503 (800) 707-5197 Rape and Sexual assault Response Center
Cookeville Upper Cumberland
Email (931) 520-8448 Housing transition for ex-offenders
Gallatin Good Neighbor Mission and Crises Center (Sumner County)
1188 Long Hollow Pk
Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-7337 Emergency housing for families with children
Gallatin Kids Savers of America, Inc.
128 S. Water Ave.
Gallatin, TN 37066
Email (615) 452-0051 Food, clothing, and permanent shelter
Goodlettsville Goodlettsville Help Center
108 Depot St. #400
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
(help in 37072 zip code only) (615) 859-4706 General provisions, call for information
Henderson Southwest Human Resource Agency (800) 372-6013 Serving 15 W. TN Counties - Social services, housing, nutrition, elderly care, jobs, etc.
Huntsville Scott County Homeless Shelter
PO Box 164
Huntsville, TN 37756 (423) 663-3333 General provisions, call for information
Jackson Aspell Recovery Center
110 McCowat St.
Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 427-7238 Chemical dependency program for men serving 20 counties with supportive and transitional housing
Jackson Global Mission Ministries
162 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 424-3244 Daytime training discipleship program - 12 step/etc; shelter with meals, grooming facilities, commitment
Jackson Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism
900 East Chester Street
Jackson, TN 38301
Main Phone #
Fax # (731) 422-2820
Homeless Housing for Men and Women
Phone # (731) 427-2775
Services to reclaim the potential of persons who have become addicted (dependant upon) alcohol and other mind altering drugs. Provides a 33 bed men's transitional living facility Provides a 10 bed women's transitional facility Provides housing for 8 homeless women provides housing for 12 homeless men
Johnson City Johnson City Interfaith Hospitality Network
210 West Fairview St.
Johnson City, TN 37604
Email (423) 929-9967 Shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes.
Johnson City Safe Passage, Inc.
Post Office Box 162
Johnson City, TN 37605 24 hr hotline:
(423) 232-8920 A Domestic Violence Shelter For Women & Children
Johnson City Emergency Shelters in Upper East TN
Johnson City Frontier Health Corporate
1167 Spratlin Park Drive
P.O. Box 9054
Johnson City, TN 37615
Email (423) 467-3600 Services:
- Behavioral Health / Mental Health Services
- Substance Abuse Services
- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Specialty Services
- Most Intensive Services
- Residential Services
- Crisis Services
- Service Guide
Knoxville Knoxville Interfaith Health Clinic
315 Gill Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917 (865) 546-7330 A health care ministry in Knoxville, Tennessee providing affordable medical care, dental care, mental health counseling and prescription medications for the working uninsured
Knoxville Knox Area Rescue Ministries
418 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917 (865) 673-6540 Shelter for homeless men, women & children
Knoxville Serenity Shelter 24 hr. Crises Line:
(865) 971-4673 Crisis intervention center for women/lodging/meals/clothing
Knoxville Helen Ross McNabb Services
201 W. Springdale Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917 To make a referral, receive more information, or to access services, please call (865) 637-9711. Independent living housing services are available in several locations in Knoxville. Apartments located in two buildings in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood, one new and one renovated, provide a total of 9 apartments with a capacity of 13 tenants. A resident manager is on site to maintain the facility and monitor the residents for special needs.
Knoxville Knoxville Homeless Shelters
Knoxville Volunteer Ministry Center (865) 524-3926 Dayroom with breakfast & lunch & 18 single rooms for males.
Knoxville Community Action Committee (865) 546-3500 x142
Homeward Bound Referral to shelters & homeless services in the Knoxville Area.
Lebanon The Brooks House - A Home for the Hopeful
Community Homeless Outreach & Support, Inc.
111 West Lester Street
P.O. Box 1222
Lebanon, TN 37088
Email (615) 444-8882 Women and women with children. Services include overnight shelter, education, healthcare, social services and human resources.
Lenoir City Iva's Place
Comprehensive Services for Women
P.O. Box 71
Lenoir City, TN 37774
Nancy Grimes Program Director (865) 986-3199
Fax: (865) 988-1844
Memphis Agency for Youth and Family Development
5050 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1510
Memphis, TN 38157 (901) 682-6775 Emergency Housing - Youth (14-17)
Memphis Alpha Omega Veterans Services
1183 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104 (901) 452-5678 Emergency Housing -Men and Women Veterans
Memphis Homeless Services Catholic Charities of West Tennessee
300 N. Bellevue
Memphis, TN 38105 (901) 722-4758 Dually-Diagnosed - men and women
Memphis Family Link/Youth Villages
1582 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104 (901) 251-5000 Counseling Youth 13-18 - Group Homes/Transitional Housing
Memphis Genesis House
300 N. Bellevue
Memphis, TN 38105 (901) 726-9786 Chronically Mentally Ill Adults
Memphis (901) 526-8403 Housing Emergency - Men's Shelter; meals for families; clothing; referral to medical clinic
Memphis Memphis Interfaith Hospitality Network
200 E. Parkway North
Memphis, TN 38112
Email (901) 452-6446 Emergency Housing - Families
Memphis Memphis Union Mission
383 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Email (901) 526-8434 Emergency Housing - Adult Men & Intact Families
Memphis Missionaries of Charity
700 N. Seventh St.
Memphis, TN 38107 (901) 526-5456 Housing Emergencies for women and women w/children (boys under 5)
Memphis The Peabody House
Memphis, TN 38104 (901) 527-3863 Emergency Housing & Treatment - HIV/AIDS Adults
Memphis Porter-Leath Children's Center
868 N. Manassas
Memphis, TN 38107 (901) 577-2500 Emergency Shelter/Foster Care - Children
Memphis Shelby County Victims Assistance Center
600 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
Email (901) 545-4357 Assistance/Referrals - Victims of Violent Crimes
Murfreesboro The Journey Home
308 W. Castle St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Email (615) 809-2644 Referrals for sheltering, meals, jobs assistance, clothing, transportation, computer lab
Murfreesboro The Salvation Army
1137 W. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Mail Address P.O. Box 791, 37133-0791 (615) 895-7071
Nashville Campus for Human Development
532 8th Avenue South
P. O. Box 25309
Nashville, TN 37202-5309
Email (615) 251-9791 Families and individuals
Nashville Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
30 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37205 (615) 352-3087 Refugees and immigrants
Nashville Dismas Houses (Cookeville, Nashville and Memphis)
1513 16th Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Email (615) 297-4511 Men/women leaving incarceration
Nashville Layman Lessons Christian Church and Ministries
229 Largo Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
Email (615) 730-6287 Christian Church and Ministry providing transitional housing, mobile food and clothing distribution center, feeding programs, addiction recovery, vocational rehabilitation
Nashville Magdalene & Thistle Farms
Nashville, TN 37235
Email (615) 298-1140 Women, temporary housing, recovery & addiction programs, business operation
Nashville Matthew 25, Inc. Vine Hill Tower
625 Benton Ave.
P. O. Box 120
Nashville, TN 37204 (615) 383-9577 Homeless veterans
Nashville Metro Nashville Social Services Department
523 A Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37228
Where to get help in Nashville (615) 862-6400
(until 4:30 p.m.)
(615) 880-2526 Referrals and child care, family and education services, homeless services, utility and financial assistance, refugee services, transportation, nutrition and homemaker services.
Nashville Nashville Rescue Mission
639 Lafayette St.
Nashville, TN 37203
Email (615) 255-2475 Shelter and services for men
Nashville Nashville Rescue Mission
1716 8th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37208
Email (615) 255-2475 Shelter and services for women
Nashville The Next Door
128 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37202
(615) 251-8805 Programs, employment, and housing for women in crises. The Freedom Recovery Center provides permanent housing for women and their children with on-site access to recovery support services, specifically those addressing addiction and mental health issues.
Nashville Oasis Center
1221 16th Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37212
Email (615) 327-4455 Youth and families
Nashville Operation Stand Down -
Assistance for Homeless Veterans
1125 12th Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203-4709
Email (615) 321-3919
(615) 248-1987 Full Veterans Service Center: Veterans and their families – homeless, transitional and permanent housing, etc.
Nashville Park Center
Contact us Safe Havens Shelter-homeless:
Supportive housing: (615) 228-1164 Affordable and safe residential housing for people with mental illness, women with children, homeless, and supportive housing
Nashville Project Return
1200 Division Street, Suite 200
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4000
Email (615) 327-9654 Assistance and support to anyone with juvenile or criminal record; aid in transition from incarceration to the community
Nashville Renewal House
P.O. Box 280356
Nashville, TN 37228 (615) 255-5222 Families, women and children, recovery programs, housing programs
Nashville Safe Haven Family Shelter
1234 3rd Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37210
Email (615) 256-8195 Nashville shelter that serves homeless families as a whole unit
Nashville Sisters of Mercy-House of Mercy, Inc.
4903-A Tennessee Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
Email (615) 385-7686 Transitional housing for women and their children; rehabilitation and recovery programs to self-sufficiency
Nashville Street Works
520 Sylvan St.
Nashville, TN 37205
Email (615) 259-7676 X110
24/7 hotline HIV/STD Reduction, Care/Clinical Support:
* Case management
* Nutritional Supplements
* Social Service Referrals
* Emergency Financial Assistance
Nashville Urban Housing Solutions
411 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
Email (615) 726-2696 Rentals for low-to-moderate income individuals/families, homeless, mentally ill, physically disabled, people in recovery - permanent and transitional housing
Nashville Monroe Harding, Inc
1120 Glendale Ln
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 298-5573 Continuum of services promoting positive growth for children, youth, and young families-Group Living Services, Youth Independent Living Services, Social Development & Enrichment Services, and Family Preservation & Stabilization Services. See website for listing of services for youth – Youth Connections, including education, housing, foster care, adoption services, and more.
Nashville Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, Tennessee, Inc.
2144 Fairfax Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
(615) 343-4000 Temporary housing for families of ill children receiving medical care at Nashville hospitals.
Nashville Welcome Home Ministries
P.O. Box 100183
Nashville, TN 37224
(615) 309-7087 Addiction recovery programs including 12-step, meals, transitional and permanent supportive housing, jobs assistance; see website for all programs.
Newport SafeSpace, Inc. (800) 244-5968 Shelter to battered women & children in Cocke, Jefferson, & Sevier Counties.
Pulaski New Canaan Ranch Ministry (Pvt. Address) use Nash info. (931) 363-8705 Men in recovery
Savannah Rhema Ministries
250 Guinn Street
Savannah, TN 38372 (731) 925-8314 Hardin County Emerg. Shelter for Men
Somerville Fayette Cares
13300 N. Main Street
Somerville, TN 38068
Email (901) 465-3802 Emergency shelter for families in need – transitional housing
Springfield Greater Faith Community Action Corporation
P.O. Box 215
1001 Goldcrest Dr.
Springfield, TN 37172 (615) 944-7041 or
(615) 384-8682 Shelters, transitional housing, soup kitchen; supportive programs for substance abusers, indigent and homeless
Tullahoma Shepherd's House Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Moore, Warren Counties
712 First Avenue
Tullahoma, TN 37388 (931) 393-4818 Temporary shelter, food and clothing, families, men and women
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