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Medical (Doula services under Crisis Centers/Baby Items)

Housing/Shelter

Affordable Childcare

State Programs

Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Child Support

Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)

Support Groups

I don’t see my city?

Putative Father Registry

Adoption Law/Revocation

End An Adoption Plan

Pay It Forward

Recommend a Service

Medical

Medical Info

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- directory- Public Health Departments

Regional

Middle Tennessee- medical, dental, prescription- Neighborhood Health

Southeast Tennessee- medical equipment- Goodwill

County/City

Chattanooga- vision, dental, medical- CEMPA

Clarksville- prescription assistance- Urban Ministries

Hamilton County- prescription assistance- Signal Mountain Social Services

Hamilton County- prescription assistance- The Samaritan Center

Hendersonville- prescription assistance- Hendersonville Samaritan Association

Johnson City- vision, dental, medical- CEMPA

Lebanon- medical- Anycare24

Memphis- medical- Memphis Union Mission

Nashville- medical- Siloam Health

Sumner County- prescription assistance- Portland CARES

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Housing/Shelter

Housing info

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- room to rent- Spare Room

Regional

Middle Tennessee (domestic abuse)- YWCA

Southeast Tennessee- Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition

Southeast Tennessee-The Salvation Army

County/City

Blount County- Family Promise

Chattanooga- Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Chattanooga- Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition

Chattanooga- Family Promise

Chattanooga- Housing Authority

Chattanooga- Room in the Inn

Chattanooga- Shepherd’s Arms Rescue Mission

Chattanooga- The Chattanooga Rescue Mission

Chattanooga- The Momentum Network

Clarksville- Flourishing Families

Clarksville- The Salvation Army

Clarksville- Urban Ministries

Cleveland- Cleveland Emergency Shelter

Cleveland- Foundation House Ministries

Gallatin- Housing Authority

Hamilton County (domestic abuse)- Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults

Hendersonville- Grace Place

Hendersonville- Housing Authority

Hohenwald- Buffalo Valley Inc.

Kingsport- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing or accepting adoption material) Hope House

Knoxville- Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Lebanon- Brooks House

Lebanon- Housing Authority

Lebanon- The Next Step Resource Center

Memphis- Agape Means Love

Memphis- Door of Hope

Memphis- Dorothy Day House

Memphis- Memphis Union Mission

Memphis- Moriah House

Memphis- Restoration House

Nashville- Mother to Mother

Nashville- Nashville Rescue Mission

Nashville (domestic abuse)- YWCA

Robertson County (domestic abuse)- Homesafe

Sumner County (domestic abuse)- Homesafe

Tullahoma- Shepherd’s House

Wilson County (domestic abuse)- Homesafe

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- emergency child care- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- National Head Start Association

County/City

Chattanooga- 24 hours- Chambliss Center for Children

Chattanooga- 24 hours- Pitter Patter In-home Childcare

Clarksville- sibling discount- Elizabeth’s Child Care

Clarksville- 24 hours- Ms. Aiesha’s Child Care Inc.

Clarksville- extended hours- The Youth Academy

Hamilton County- preschool scholarship- Signal Mountain Social Services

Hendersonville- sliding scale- Community Childcare Center

Hendersonville- non-profit-First United Methodist of Hendersonville

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

FAFSA

Families First TANF

HUD

IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

Statewide

Statewide- diapers, wipes, formula- Cuddle Me Program

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- in-home support- Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee

Statewide- case management for perinatal and postpartum support- The Help Us Grow Successfully Program

Regional

East Tennessee- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing or accepting adoption material)- case management, parenting education, earn while you learn- CCETN

Middle Tennessee- in-home nurse visits- Nurses for Newborns

Middle Tennessee- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing or accepting adoption material)- material support, earn while you learn- Pregnancy Centers of Middle Tennessee

County/City

Chattanooga- case management, resource connection- Baby University

Chattanooga- diapers, clothing- Mustard Tree Ministries

Cleveland- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing or accepting adoption material) parenting education, material support- New Hope Pregnancy Care Center

Hamilton County- layettes- The Samaritan Center

Johnson County- crib program- The Pregnancy Support Center of Johnson County

Kingsport- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing or accepting adoption material) earn while you learn, material support- Hope House

Nashville- diapers, car seats, etc.- Mother to Mother

Nashville- diaper bank directory- Nashville Diaper Connection

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Child Support

Contact Here

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Essentials

Essentials info

National

National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- professional clothing, workforce assistance- Dress for Success

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- job search- Indeed

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Regional

Eastern TN- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing or accepting adoption material)- food pantry, emergency assistance, etc.- CCETN

Eastern TN- clothing closet- Higher Faith Ministries

Middle TN- public transit- Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Middle TN (Nashville Electric Service customers)- utility assistance- NeedLink Nashville

Middle TN- food bank directory- Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Middle TN- career development, clothing- YWCA

North Central TN- emergency services, case management- Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency

Southeast TN- food bank directory- Feeding America

Southeast TN- job training, furniture bank- Goodwill

Southeast TN- food & transportation assistance, employment, emergency assistance, etc.- SETHRA

Southeast TN- emergency assistance-The Salvation Army

County/City

Apison- food assistance-  Heaven’s Bounty Food Ministry

Blount County- wheels to work program- Family Promise

Bristol- food pantry- Bristol Emergency Food Pantry

Chattanooga- school supplies, food pantry, resource referrals- Bethlehem Center

Chattanooga- public transit- CARTA

Chattanooga- food, rent, utility, & transportation assistance- CEMPA

Chattanooga- food bank- Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Chattanooga- case management, daily meals, day shelter, food & clothing assistance, etc.- Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Chattanooga- food pantry- East Ridge Food Pantry

Chattanooga- food, transportation, case management, showers, laundry, etc.- Family Promise

Chattanooga- holiday assistance- Forgotten Child Fund

Chattanooga- emergency assistance- Good Neighbors Inc.

Chattanooga (Latino)- resource referrals- La Paz

Chattanooga- rent & utility assistance, food vouchers- Metropolitan Ministries

Chattanooga- clothing, hygiene items- Mustard Tree Ministries

Chattanooga- case management, resource referrals, holiday & food assistance, etc.- Northside Neighborhood House

Chattanooga- food & general assistance- Rock Bridge Community Church

Chattanooga- food pantry- St. Elmo United Methodist Church

Chattanooga- school supplies, hygiene packs, holiday assistance, etc.- Shepherd’s Arms Rescue Mission

Chattanooga- food pantry- Warren Chapel AME Church

Clarksville- food pantry- Clarksville First Assembly of God

Clarksville- career development, counseling- Flourishing Families

Clarksville- daily meals- Loaves and Fishes

Clarksville- food assistance, clothing- Mission House

Clarksville (enrolled students)- food bank-  SOS Food Pantry at Austin Peay State University

Clarksville- rent/utility assistance, food assistance, transportation assistance, clothing, school supplies, etc.- Urban Ministries

Davidson County- food, clothing, and transportation assistance- Adventist Community Services

Hamilton County- food pantry, emergency assistance, school supplies, GED scholarship- Signal Mountain Social Services

Hamilton County- rent & utility assistance, food pantry, school supplies, clothing, household items, etc.- The Samaritan Center

Hendersonville- food, clothing, and transportation assistance- Adventist Community Services

Hendersonville- food pantry- Hendersonville Church of theChrist Nazarene

Hendersonville- rent & utility assistance, school supplies, food & clothing assistance- Hendersonville Samaritan Association

Hendersonville- food assistance- Long Hollow Baptist Church

Hixson- food bank- Grace Food Bank

Hohenwald- rent assistance, job placement, etc.- Buffalo Valley Inc.

Johnson City- food, rent, utility, & transportation assistance- CEMPA

Knoxville- daily meals- Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Lebanon- clothing & transportation assistance, job search- The Next Step Resource Center

Memphis- daily meals, showers, hygiene kits, etc.- Memphis Union Mission

Montgomery County- rent assistance, food boxes, day shelter, employment assistance, etc.- Community Action Partnership

Montgomery County- daily meals, food assistance- Manna Cafe Ministries

Nashville- daily meals, clothing, showers, etc- Nashville Rescue Mission

Soddy Daisy- food bank- Soddy Daisy Food Bank

Sumner County- food pantry, short term relief- Gallatin CARES

Sumner County- clothing- Paraclete Center

Sumner County- rent & utility assistance, food & clothing assistance- Portland CARES

Sumner County- food bank- Sumner County Food Bank

White House- food bank, rent & utility assistance, clothing-Hope Center

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Support Groups

Support Info

National

National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

Statewide

Statewide- Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee

Regional

Souteast TN- Chattanooga Moms

County/City

Chattanooga- fatherhood program- Baby University

Chattanooga- CEMPA

Chattanooga- The Momentum Network

Hendersonville- First Baptist Church of Hendersonville

Johnson City- CEMPA

Sumner County- Moms Club

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

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Putative Father Registry

Register Here

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

No surrender or parental consent shall be valid that is made within three (3) calendar days subsequent to the date of the child’s birth, such period to begin on the day following the child’s birth.

A person who executed a surrender may revoke the surrender at any time within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the surrender.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

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Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.

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*This page does not provide legal advice

*Verified 4/20