Community Resource Guide


community resource guide

The MNPS Healthy Youth Community Resource Guide offers assistance to Nashville youth and families in finding and accessing community resources and services. The guide also serves to assist MNPS staff in connecting students and families to community resources and services.

  • Agencies are listed under the category of service. 

  • Some agencies that offer assistance in multiple categories are listed in the Comprehensive Service Providers section. 

*The services shared on this page are for information only and, unless identified as a service of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, are neither sponsored nor endorsed by MNPS, individual Metro schools, or the Board of Education.  

services by category

comprehensive service providers


services by category

Click each category below for a list of service providers and contact information.

The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center specializes in ear, nose, and throat diseases, and communication disorders such as hearing, speech, language, and voice problems. Doctors and communication specialists work together as a team for the benefit of patients being treated in one or more of the Center’s many closely related clinics.

Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement.

Homework Hotline offers FREE tutoring to all K-12 TN students in all core subjects including math, science, ELA, social studies, and more. Tutoring is offered in English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Farsi, Swahili, and Mandarin.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSDolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five who reside in Tennessee. Families can register online or by mail.

Khan Academy

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS A free service that gives students grades PreK-12 the opportunity to work on, and get assistance/tutoring with, any subject.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS The Nashville Public Library offers "NPL Universe," a series of free online-only sessions ranging from storytime to art projects and more, with most activities streaming for free on Facebook Live or YouTube. This includes read aloud times throughout the week in English and Spanish for children.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSFounded by refugees for refugees, Legacy's mission is to provide hope and healing to refugees in the Middle Tennessee area by empowering refugees with education and skills to achieve stability and thereby facilitating successful integration into American society.

Education, resettlement, employment, health and immigration.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Serves refugee families through an extensive youth development and literacy program that prepares youth for successful careers. They help parents navigate the complicated path to US citizenship. They help elders be more full participants in their new home.

Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups.

TRIAD offers quality, current information via brief online training sessions and webinars to caregivers and professionals across the state. TRIAD's Brief Online Training Sessions (BOTS) are created for professionals to have access to quality information on evidence-based practices for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These short, yet engaging, web-based modules introduce content to increase professional development and understanding of basic principles across the state of Tennessee. Participants can receive a certificate of completion for each module that they participate in via TRIAD's online platform. New BOTS are created every year to provide the most current information on ASD.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS After-School programs.

Out of School Time Programs, Mentorship, Food Distribution

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Out of School Time Programs

Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement.

Out of School Time Programs

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Out of School Time Programs

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Enrichment After-School Programs, Summer Programs.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Out of School Time Programs, Sports and Recreation

Out of School Time Programs, Wellness Programs

Out of School Time Programs, Positive Youth Development

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups.

Out of School Time Programs

Out of School Time Programs

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSOut of School Time Programs.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSOut of School Time Programs, Arts Enrichment

Out of School Time Programs, Wellness Programs

Out of School Time Programs, Resources and Supplies

Out of School Time Programs

Programs to address school-push-out, youth violence, policing, and juvenile justice.

Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or grad school.

Support planning for career, skills development & digital training, financial planning, job search and interview skills.

The Martha O’Bryan Center offers education development services, including free high school equivalency testing (HiSET Exam), HiSET Exam preparation, technology training and skill certification, and communication skill building for employment and continuing education. 615-760-4041

Education and career reengagement support for young adults (ages 17-24).

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSOasis College Connection (OCC) is Nashville’s largest college access program dedicated to making college a reality for low-income, New American, and first-generation college students. Their mission is to provide comprehensive admissions and financial aid expertise to support and increase students’ college acceptance rates, retention, and successful degree completion. Call: 615-327-4455.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSProvides professional clothing, a network of support, and career development tools.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Program offered by the YWCA for young boys to cultivate healthy masculinity and change the future for women.

Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence Support, Housing Assistance, Emergency Food Assistance, Support Groups

Morning Star Sanctuary Crisis Line

Domestic violence shelter and referrals. Call: 615-860-0003.

Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSAccepts all reports of suspected child abuse and neglect for the state of Tennessee. The Tennessee Child Abuse Hotline is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Phone: 1-877-237-00

The YWCA provides 51 beds for women and children experiencing domestic violence. They also help to house men experiencing domestic violence at a partner agency. In addition to emergency shelter services, they also provide safety planning, case management, counseling, support groups, and community education services. This agency serves everyone: women, children, and men. Call: 615-242-1199, 24 hours/day.

Professional Development for early learning teachers; Bright by Text for Families.

Bright By Text sends developmentally appropriate tips and activities straight to your phone. The texting service includes topics like brain development, games and activities, health and wellness, STEM, safety and more. In addition to expert content, Bright by Text includes messages about information and resources specific to Nashville, like digital library resources, food pantries, and preschool open enrollment periods. To sign up, parents and caregivers with children under 8 can text the word Nashkids to 274448.

Coordinated Entry

Access point to emergency shelter in Davidson County, including Safe Haven and Salvation Army. Call: 615-862-6444.

Family Life Center

Emergency shelter for women and children; the only walk-in emergency shelter in Davidson County. Call: 615-312-1574.

The HERO Program for Families in Transition

MNPS program that provides clothing, supplies and referrals to those experiencing homelessness. Call: 615-259-8729.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments.

Families have the first and greatest impact on children, so our connections with families are central to our work. We provide a wealth of online programs, resources and information that young people, parents and families can use to further their understanding of gender and learn the value of parental and adult support.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSProvides LGBTQ+ students and allies with support information and resources.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Counseling, Mentor Groups, LGBTQ+ Opportunity

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS PFLAG Nashville provides free support for parents, family, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. PFLAG Nashville personnel are here to listen, encourage, guide, and assist clients as they work to understand what it means to be LGBT. Call: 615-208-4528.

LGBTQ+ Services and Support

Trans Buddy advocates help LGBTQ patients navigate their medical care and improve their overall patient experience. The Trans Buddy program does not provide or influence medical services, financial assistance or other support services outside Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Call: 615-936-3879

LGBTQ+ and Allies resources, counseling, crisis prevention.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSchool Based Mental Health Services, Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Partial Hospitalization, Behavioral Assessment.

LGBTQ+ education, support services and resources for students and families.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Counseling, adoption services, foster care, maternity care, domestic violence support

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSThis program provides trauma-focused individual and group counseling for children who are considered primary or secondary victims of violent crime and are experiencing changes in emotions and behaviors as a result.

Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, School Based Mental Health Services

Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement.

Counseling, Support Groups, Crisis Line, Family Resource Centers, Caregiver Support, Health Care.

Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health, Family and Infant Health, School Health.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups.

Evidence-based or research-informed programs that provide guidance and support as families navigate new strategies for coping with trauma.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSchool Based Mental Health Services, Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Partial Hospitalization, Behavioral Assessment.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Youth Villages SCS program provides emergency intervention and assessment of children 17 years old and younger who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency and need immediate assessment to determine appropriate resources, referrals and/or placement in a hospital setting for stabilization. Call: 615-250-7221.

Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Pharmacy

Mental Health Counseling focusing on Sexual Assault and Abuse, Safe Clinic, Prevention, Advocacy,

Counseling, Prevention Education (substance abuse, pregnancy), In-school mental health treatment programs.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSCounseling services

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement.

Counseling, Support Groups, Crisis Line, Family Resource Centers, Caregiver Support, Health Care.

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Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health, Family and Infant Health, School Health.

Food resource.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSTNFP partners with the EL Office to provide fresh and nutritious food for participants of our LEAF program, and also provide opportunities for many of our families to learn and exchange gardening skills.

For more nutrition services support offered through our schools, click here.

Hope Clinic for Women is a faith-based confidential place for women, men and families dealing with: unplanned pregnancies, access to women's healthcare, prevention education, pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, failed IVF/Adoption) and postpartum depression. They provide medical care, professional counseling, education classes, case management, mentor-ship and practical support regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay. Call 615-321-0005 or Text HCFW to 797979

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence Support, Housing Assistance, Emergency Food Assistance, Support Groups

Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health, Family and Infant Health, School Health.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSexual health education, STD testing, services, and vaccines. Pregnancy testing and services. LGBTQ+ services

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups.

Counseling, Safe Clinic, Advocate Services

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSupport for children, adults and families affected by sexual assault and to end sexual violence through counseling, education, and advocacy. Call: 615-259-9055, or Crisis Line: 1-800-879-1999

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSchool Based Mental Health Services, Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Partial Hospitalization, Behavioral Assessment.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSTransition services for youth with disabilities (via and IEP, 504, or physicians note) who are between the ages of 14-22 and who are still in school. The purpose of the program is to help prepare students for the transition from high school to a post-secondary career path which could include post-secondary education, training or employment. Careers 4 U works with students who attend schools in the Southeast quadrant

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Medical Support, Care Coordinator, Disability Support, Assessment

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSTransition services for youth with disabilities (via and IEP, 504, or physicians note) who are between the ages of 14-22 and who are still in school. The purpose of the program is to help prepare students for the transition from high school to a post-secondary career path which could include post-secondary education, training or employment. This agency works with students in the Southwest Cluster schools.

Disability Rights of Tennessee

DRT is Tennessee’s Protection and Advocacy System and has served—at no cost—more than 50,000 clients with disabilities. Our mission is to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSTransition services for youth with disabilities (via and IEP, 504, or physicians note) who are between the ages of 14-22 and who are still in school. The purpose of the program is to help prepare students for the transition from high school to a post-secondary career path which could include post-secondary education, training or employment.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment using very specific, step-by-step, live coached sessions with both the caregiver and the child.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSServices to families with Children experiencing behavioral challenges in home or school.

Beyond our core therapies, we offer specialty services and programs including psychological testing and counseling. Our passion areas include sensory integrations, fine visual and gross motor interventions and environmental modifications; and our core principal is to incorporate playtime and daytime activities to address and treat behavioral conditions to empower your child during their primary occupation: play

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSTransition services for youth with disabilities (via and IEP, 504, or physicians note) who are between the ages of 14-22 and who are still in school. The purpose of the program is to help prepare students for the transition from high school to a post-secondary career path which could include post-secondary education, training or employment. The Access programs provides services to students attending schools in the northeast quadrant.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Care.

Counseling, Support Groups, Crisis Line, Family Resource Centers, Caregiver Support, Health Care.

Medical Care, Vaccinations, EPSTDS.

Family and community medicine, internal medicine, pathology, radiology, etc.

Sexual health education, STD testing, services, and vaccines. Pregnancy testing and services. LGBTQ+ services

Project Access Nashville connects uninsured families to primary care safety net clinics that serve patients based on their ability to pay.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSiloam serves Nashville’s uninsured, underserved, and culturally marginalized. Their patients and clients come from over 80 homelands and speak more than 70 languages.

School Based Mental Health Services, Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Partial Hospitalization, Behavioral Assessment.

EPSTDS, Optometry Services, Athletic Physicals, Telehealth for acute and minor illness.

Bradford will provide a consultation for substance abuse at no cost to the student or parent; this can be done in person if social distancing and masks are used or virtual. Intensive outpatient counseling is available. Weekly parent and family prevention education is offered at no cost to the family.

Nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction recovery center for adolescents and adults.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSCenterstone is a not-for-profit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Services are available nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth and an inpatient hospital.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSchool Based Mental Health Services, Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Partial Hospitalization, Behavioral Assessment.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSPrograms designed to empower youth to excel in school and lead healthy, productive lives.

Career Connect (Centerstone)

Career Connect is a set of free evidence-based, employment-focused services and wraparound supports designed specifically for young adults, ages 18 to 24, who have had any form of involvement with the criminal justice system. Utilizing a Career Pathways approach, participants learn new work skills, obtain certifications or degrees and develop opportunities for lifelong career. Services offered include: Job readiness skills development and training, Individualized career planning, rapid job search and placement, linkage to appropriate certification or degree programs, case management, peer support and mentoring. Call: 615-714-9420; Email: careerconnect.tn@centerstone.org

Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement.

Programs to address school-push-out, youth violence, policing, and juvenile justice.

Mentoring and support programs for girls.

Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups.

While We Can't Wait

Provides a Nontraditional program for boys 12-18 years old; offers CCM Leadership Academy, WWCW Jr. Read to Rise, WWCW South and East; mission is to empower and develop youth and teens in underserved communities. Email: wwcwinc@gmail.com

Compassionate care to everyone (ages 3+) that can benefit from grief support. Programs for adults and children including individual and family sessions, group support, camps for children and teens, a family retreat.

Community Family Resource Center that connects children, and youth to services and programs.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSMeal Distribution, Summer Programs.

Income Based Legal Support, Free Legal Help Clinics

PlayNAIA.org helps future student-athletes discover and connect with NAIA schools, coaches and athletic scholarships. PlayNAIA is also the official clearinghouse for NAIA eligibility. Every student-athlete must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center to play sports at an NAIA college or university.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSThe NCAA Eligibility Center, formally known as the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse is where recruits will need to register and be cleared in order to participate in college sports. College sports programs will be unable to offer Division I and II recruits athletic scholarships until they have registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSAssists eligible families with obtaining conservatorship through the Legal Aid Society.

A free service to families who have children experiencing challenging behaviors.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSSTEPS mission is to empower parents through information, training, and support to become effective partners with professionals in planning appropriate educational programs for their children.


comprehensive service providers

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS: Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement.

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS: Counseling, Support Groups, Crisis Line, Family Resource Centers, Caregiver Support, Health Care

  • : Utility and Housing Assistance, Emergency Assistance, Adult Education, Food Services Programs for Children and Youth, Senior Services, Workforce Development

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS: Animal Care and Control, Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health, Family and Infant Health, School Health

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS: Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups 

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS: Child Support, Child Care, Supplemental Nutrition Services, Disability Services, Home Maker Program, Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS: Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, LGBTQ+, Homeless Services, Interpretation

  • : School Based Mental Health Services, Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Partial Hospitalization, Behavioral Assessment