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Shelters and Emergency Housing

Listed below are organizations in Tennessee that offer shelter and emergency housing to the homeless.

Location Organization Phone Description
Tennessee Tennessee Homeless Shelters    
Tennessee Salvation Army Knoxville:
(865) 525-9401
(901) 543-8586
(615) 242-0411
Johnson City:
(423) 926-8901
Shelter for men/women/victims of domestic violence/Program for pregnant teens; merchandise, stores, transitional housing, etc.


Lighthouse Mission Ministries

(901) 382-8106

Placement assistance at one of our Tennessee affiliates.

Tennessee Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (800) 356-6767 or
(800) 799-7233
Listings for services including emergency shelter, transportation, food, clothing and related services.
Tennessee Upper East Tennessee Women's Shelters    
Bristol Bristol Shelters    
Chattanooga Chattanooga Homeless Directory    
Chattanooga The Next Door Chattanooga
P.O. Box 526
Chattanooga, TN 37401
(423) 933-0112 The Residential Transition Program includes transitional housing, addiction recovery support services, individual and group counseling, workforce development support, and case management.
Clarksville Old Firehouse Day Shelter & Room in the Inn (November 1 to April 1)
1498 Golf Club Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040
(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.

Safe Harbor of Clarksville
108 Kraft St.
Clarksville, TN 37040

(931) 503-2000

Faith-based on-site recovery and support services. Transitional Housing, employment assistance and programs for those suffering from addictions. (Men Only)

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 Contact South Central Human Resource Agency-Community Action Agency for referral   Human services to 13 Middle Tennessee counties such as Head Start, food and shelter, heating assistance, meals, etc.
Our Service Centers:
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 Dismas House
(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
(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 Contact Southwest Human Resource Agency for referral (800) 372-6013 or
(731) 427-2147
Serving 15 W. TN Counties - Social services, homeless, housing, nutrition, elderly care, jobs, etc.
All our West Tennessee Offices
Huntsville Scott County Homeless Shelter
1513 Jeffers Rd.
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 - Contact us via e-mail.
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 Main Phone #
(731) 423-3653
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 (dependent 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 The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Johnson City, Tennessee (IHNJC)
210 West Fairview St.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 929-9967 A network of churches and community agencies to promote a community response for homeless families with children.
Johnson City Safe Passage, Inc.
Post Office Box 162
Johnson City, TN 37605
24 hr hotline:
(423) 926-7233
(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
(423) 467-3600 Services:
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 The Next Door Knoxville
P.O. Box 282
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 934-2890 Assistance for women leaving incarceration in Knoxville and contiguous counties - transitional housing, recovery support services, counseling, workforce development
Knoxville Knoxville Homeless Shelters    
Knoxville Volunteer Ministry Center
511 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 524-3926 Transitional Day Program with Supportive Services/Amenities &
Permanent Support Housing (PSH) for 57 (single women and men) –
Must have Case Management Referral for PSH
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.
219 Virginia Avenue
Lebanon, TN 37087
(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 Alpha Omega Veterans Services
1183 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 726-5066 Emergency Housing - Men and Women Veterans
Memphis Homeless Services Catholic Charities of West Tennessee
1325 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 722-4700 Dually-Diagnosed - men and women: Genesis House, Dozier House, Sophia's House
Memphis Family Link/Youth Villages
1582 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 251-5000 Counseling Youth 13-18 - Group Homes/Transitional Housing. Other locations across Tennessee.
Memphis Memphis Interfaith Hospitality Network
200 E. Parkway North
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 452-6446 Emergency Housing - Families
Memphis Memphis Union Mission
383 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(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
1076 Peabody
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 527-3863 Emergency Housing & Treatment - HIV/AIDS Adults

Safe Harbor of Memphis
3630 Jackson Ave
Memphis, TN 38108

(901) 382-0966

Faith-based on-site recovery and support services. Transitional Housing, employment assistance and programs for those suffering from addictions. (Men Only)


Safe Harbor of Memphis - Fresh Start
3647 Orchi Rd
Memphis, TN 38108

(901) 937-8077

Faith-based on-site recovery and support services. Transitional Housing, employment assistance and programs for those suffering from addictions. (Women Only)

Memphis Shelby County Victims Assistance Center
600 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
(901) 545-4357 Assistance/Referrals - Victims of Violent Crimes
Murfreesboro Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee Homeless Shelters
Murfreesboro Room at the Inn
640 West Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 896-7016 Mainstay services - call for complete information
Murfreesboro The Journey Home
308 W. Castle St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 809-2644 Referrals for sheltering, meals, jobs assistance, clothing, transportation, computer lab - supportive housing for homeless, including families with children
Murfreesboro The Salvation Army
1137 W. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Mail Address P.O. Box 791, 37133-0791
(615) 895-7071
Nashville Room in the Inn's Campus for Human Development
705 Drexel St.
Nashville, TN 37202
(615) 251-7019 Diversified services network and broad range of support for the homeless or those in transition
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
(615) 297-4511 Men/women leaving incarceration
Nashville Layman Lessons Christian Church and Ministries
229 Largo Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 719-9478 Christian Church and Ministry providing transitional housing, mobile food and clothing distribution center, feeding programs, addiction recovery, vocational rehabilitation
Nashville Magdalene & Thistle Farms
5122 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37235
(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
800 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201
Where to get help in Nashville
(615) 862-6458
(until 4:30 p.m.)
Adult homemaker programs, transportation, senior nutrition, homeless services, etc.
Nashville Nashville Rescue Mission
639 Lafayette St.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 255-2475 Shelter and services for men
Nashville Nashville Rescue Mission
Hope Center/Family Life Center
1716 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 255-2475 Shelter and services for women

Safe Harbor of Nashville
525 40th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

(615) 327-8106

Faith-based on-site recovery and support services. Transitional Housing, employment assistance and programs for those suffering from addictions. (Men Only)

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
1704 Charlotte Ave, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-4455
24-hour teen crises line: (866) 975-3733
Help for runaway teens and Nashville youth
Nashville Operation Stand Down
1125 12th Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203-4709
(615) 248-1981 Full Veterans Service Center: Veterans and their families - homeless, transitional and permanent housing, etc.
Nashville Park Center
Contact us
Safe Havens Shelter-homeless and supportive housing info:
(615) 228-1164
Affordable and safe residential housing for people with mental illness, women with children, homeless
Nashville Project Return
1200 Division Street, Suite 200
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4000
(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
Contact us
(615) 255-5222 A continuum of services for women affected by substance use and co-occurring mental disorders including licensed women's-only addiction pre-treatment and treatment; residential wrap-around services for mothers and their children; substance abuse prevention and early intervention for children; and affordable housing
Nashville Safe Haven Family Shelter
1234 3rd Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37210
(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
(615) 385-7686 Transitional housing for women and their children; rehabilitation and recovery programs to self-sufficiency
Nashville Urban Housing Solutions
411 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
(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
(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 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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