Many times we run into a situation where just being able to meet the basic needs of us and our families seems out of reach. Simple things like a place to live, transportation, and food can be a challenge when you are new out of custody, or out of work.
Please also refer to the individual navigation links listed below to find additional specific information, resources, links, and related documents and materials that will assist you in gaining access to childcare, clothing, food, housing, healthcare, utilities/mobile devices/technology, hygiene, and transportation. Additionally, many organizations listed below provide multiple services to meet basic needs.
LOCAL RESOURCE AGENCIES FOR BASIC NEEDS
Emergency Housing (Tennessee)
Examples of Funding they CAN Provide:
- Bus tickets
- Utility deposits/payments
- Rent deposits/payments
- Gas Cards
MIFA Emergency Assistance
HUD Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance (Tennessee)
Rental Assistance Service Locator
Energy Assistance Progam (Tennessee)
Families First (Tennessee)
Food, clothing, and shelter
Tennessee Shelters and Emergency Housing- food, clothing, and shelter.