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Dial “2-1-1” to be connected with a United Way representative who can help you locate and access a wide variety of resources to meet your needs.
To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, and stress, call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor with the Disaster Distress Helpline.
To reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233. If you’re unable to speak safely, log onto thehotline.org or text “LOVEIS” to 1-866-331-9474.
Cumberland Heights is an inpatient and outpatient treatment center located in Middle Tennessee for substance abuse disorders. They also provide some helpful online resources to learn about the signs of addiction.
Bradford Health Services provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction for teens, young adults and adults. With multiple locations throughout the South, they pride themselves on keeping treatment affordable and accept multiple types of insurance.
12step.org provides information, tools and resources for any program that uses the 12 step principles for substance abuse or addictive behavior recovery.
If you’re interested in attending any online alcoholics anonymous meetings, there is a directory of online AA meetings as well as speaker tape apps and websites.
The Metro Action Commission’s Adult Education programs provide exam prep for GED and HiSet exams. Students review class study materials and the cost of the exam is covered by the agency. Graduates of the program are eligible for their College Prep Programs, which provides support in pursuing a college education.
This Homework Hotline provides free tutoring for K-12 students in Tennessee in reading, language arts, math, social studies, science, Spanish and more. Parents are also able to call, and the service is completely free and anonymous. If you are outside Tennessee, other similar hotlines can be found here.
If you’re looking for virtual after-school programming for your middle school aged children, NAZA provides free afterschool programming for students. Programs differ by school, but individual programs and applications can be found on their website.
The Martha O’Bryan Center has adult education programs to meet various needs of its participants – including completing a high school diploma, increasing earning power, attending college and other goals. Their programs are free, but they ask that you complete an enrollment appointment to determine your needs. Their website has a contact form and contact information for this program.
Khan Academy provides free online classes for all ages. Many of their classes focus on K-12 education and test prep, but each class is open to all levels. They also provide free LSAT test prep for anyone thinking of pursuing a law degree.
If you have a Fannie Mae loan, this Fannie Mae COVID-19 Mortgage Relief website provides tools and options for Americans who are experiencing financial hardship. If you aren’t sure who owns your loan, this tool can help you determine who owns your loan.
Eviction Lab provides a scorecard to each state based on the quality of their housing and eviction policies. If you’re curious to know more about your state’s housing policies, this site is a good place to start.
Just Shelter provides a list of housing organizations by state. If you need assistance with housing or are looking to get involved with a local organization, select your state to access organizations in your community.
Nolo provides an extensive library of legal articles for free that are written in an easy-to-understand way to make the law accessible for everyone. This particular article discusses bans on evictions and tenant protections that have been created due to COVID-19.
The Family Safety Center provides free, confidential services to Tennessee residents who are victims of violence and abuse. Their services include counseling, orders of protection and referrals to partner agencies, and they are providing remote advocacy services during COVID-19.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services provides Family Support Services, including a childcare payment program for parents who are working in an essential business. To view a list of “essential” businesses and to apply for the program, visit their website.
The YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter in Middle Tennessee provides shelter and advocacy for women who are victims of domestic violence. You can access their 24-hour Crisis and Support Helpline by calling 1-800-334-4628 or texting 615-983-5170
Morning Star Sanctuary is a domestic violence shelter providing resources to women who are victims of domestic violence and their children. You can reach their 24/7 crisis line by calling 615-860-0003.
The Metro Action Commission’s Emergency Assistance Program provides assistance with mortgage, rent, water, prescriptions and other needs to individuals who have had a loss of income in the previous 60 days from time of applying. Customers will need to meet with a counselor to determine eligibility.
The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center provides free financial counseling to Davidson County residents. The counseling is done via phone and virtual sessions, and can cover topics like managing bills, working through debt, creating a budget and more.
The Grand Ole Opry’s Opry Trust Fund provides financial assistance to music industry employees in a time of extraordinary need for expenses such as medical bills, rent or mortgage or utilities. To apply for assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Assistance Request.”
SAG-AFTRA members can apply to receive financial assistance for basic living expenses through the SAG-AFTRA Disaster Relief Fund. Applications are taking approximately one week to process.
The Financial Resilience Center contains a variety of resources for financial wellness and includes some resources specifically for those with disabilities and chronic health conditions.
Graceworks Ministries has a mobile food pantry providing food by appointment only. Families with school aged children can visit once every 15 days, while families without school aged children can visit once every 30 days. To make an appointment online, click here.
One Generation Away provides drive-through food distribution in multiple counties. They have a “no questions asked” policy and are taking safety precautions during COVID-19. Their next location, date and time are available on their website.
St. Luke’s Community House is providing appointments for contactless food pickup for Davidson County residents. Appointments can be scheduled on their website.
The West Nashville Dream Center has a mobile food pantry for residents of Davidson County. The next times and locations can be found on their website.
Second Harvest Food Bank provides food programs to those in need in Middle Tennessee. Visit their website for information on specific programs or to locate a food bank by county.
The Store, co-founded by Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley in partnership with Belmont University, operates as a free grocery store allowing people to shop for their basic needs during economic hardship.
FoodFinder is a mobile and web app that helps individuals find free food assistance programs based on location.
Feeding America provides a database of food pantries and meal programs organized by zip code or by state.
Musically Fed is a non-profit organization that works to mobilize the music industry in the fight against hunger. They work with artists, promoters, management, and venues nationwide to donate unused, backstage meals to community organizations.
Hope Clinic for Women provides a variety of healthcare services to women including pregnancy care, counseling and education. Their services are confidential and many are available virtually.
Meharry Medical provides medical and dental care at an affordable price. They accept most insurance plans and offer payment plans. For medical appointments, call 615-327-6348. For dental appointments, call 615-327-6900.
United Neighborhood Health provides medical, dental and behavioral health care to anyone in need of care. They accept walk-ins, they treat anyone with or without insurance and they have interpreters available. Visit their website for more information or to locate one of their 13 facilities.
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults. They have a 24/7 Crisis Assessment and Admissions line that can be reached by calling 615-327-7000.
HCA’s Healthcare Uninsured Patient Advisor Hotline is a free service that helps connect individuals without insurance or with insurance concerns to potential insurance resources. The hotline is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM/EST and can be reached by calling 833-541-5757.
Interfaith Dental Clinic provides emergency dental services on a sliding scale based on an individual’s income and family size. For more information, visit their website or call 615-329-4790 (Greater Nashville) or 615-225-4141 (Rutherford County).
Healthcare.gov provides information on how to enroll in or change your Marketplace plan if you have had a “qualifying event” happen in your life. These events can include a change in income, marriage and other events. To determine your eligibility, complete this screener.
Our partners at Pancoast Benefits can help CMA Members navigate their healthcare options.
Music Health Alliance is a personal healthcare advocate to navigate your specific healthcare needs and all services are free.
VaccineFinder.org provides information on finding a COVID-19 vaccine in your zip code.
MuttNationprovides help to pet families in the music industry. Visit their website to donate to their fund or to apply for assistance
Pancoast Benefits has put together a series of videos on various health insurance topics:
United Way is compiling organizations that can provide assistance to people in Middle Tennessee. Many of those resources are listed here. If you need help navigating the resources, you can call “2-1-1” and speak with someone who can help you find what you need.
The Music Unites Us website contains many resources for the music industry community including financial resources, advocacy, how to help others and much more.
Benefits.govprovides an overview of government benefits you may be eligible for, based on answers to a few questions.
The Legal Aid Society provides a wide range of legal services on topics such as employment, family and domestic violence, education, housing and others. They have eight offices that serve four counties in Tennessee. View their website for contact information.
Agape provides a variety of services including counseling, maternity care and domestic violence support. For more information on their many services, visit their website.
Mental Health Cooperative offers full-service behavioral healthcare for children, adults and adolescents. They also have a primary care clinic for anyone who is uncomfortable or has anxiety when visiting a doctor. Visit their website for more information or call 615-743-1555 for immediate help.
STARS offers school and community programs for K-12 students that address issues like bullying, substance abuse and violence.
Tennessee Voices offers various programs that promote children’s mental and emotional health and overall school/life success.
Centerstone provides mental health and substance abuse treatment national through outpatient clinics, residential programs, an inpatient hospital and telehealth. There are locations in Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida.
Backline is a free service that provides mental health and wellness resources to the music industry. They also host regular support groups for music industry professionals via Zoom.
Porter’s Call helps artists find counsel, support and encouragement specific to their profession.
Tour Support supports touring professionals with difficult feelings surrounding life on the road. During the pandemic, they’ve focused on helping out-of-work professionals process feelings as the music industry shifts. Through tour support, touring professionals can apply for a free month of counseling with BetterHelp.
Pride Counseling provides online counseling for the LGBTQ community. Applicants are assigned a counselor and can communicate via phone, video and messaging.
Music Health Alliance’s MHA Mental Health Fund was created to provide music industry professionals with essential mental health services. Qualified applicants can receive financial support for mental health services including counseling, therapy and screenings.
HOME is a creative incubator that provides access to 24/7 music workspaces, an online networking community, business development programs, and more. Click here for more information on membership.
The Actor’s Fund provides services such as career support, healthcare, financial resources and more for individuals working in entertainment. They’re experiencing a high volume of applications, so applications may take two weeks or more to process.
Findhelp.org is a database that provides information on programs for food, housing, education, health and more, based on zip code.
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