Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic is negatively impacting everyone all across the country. Luckily, there are so many incredible organizations in our backyard and around the world that are working to help those in need of financial assistance, food, or even mental health help.
If you're in need of assistance, check out the resources below:
Financial Assistance for Nashville Area:
- Salvation Army: connects you with online or food + water, emergency financial assistance, mental health counseling , house, and more. Schedule an appointment online or call 615-242-0411
- Martha O'Bryan Center: assisting individuals and families with food and financial assistance
- NeedLink Nashville: provides short-term support with utilities and housing
- Catholic Charities: providing direct support for rent, utilities, and more.
- Rooftop Nashville: provides rent and mortgage assistance
- Metro Action Commission: assisting those who have lost income in the past 60 days. Call at 615-862-8860
- Conexión Américas: offers Spanish-language services providing financial assistance
- Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency: assists with payment of past due utilities and rent
- Graceworks Ministries: providing rent and utility payment assistance
- Tennessee Department of Health Services: providing up to 2 months of emergency assistance for families that were employed as of March 11th, but have since lost at least 50% of their include due to COVID-19.
Financial Assistance for Service Industry Employees:
- Children of Restaurant Employees: a national nonprofit that grants support to food and beverage service employees with children, who are faced with life-altering circumstances
- One Fair Wage:The Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund provides cash assistance to service employees who need the money to survive
- Another Round, Another Rally Fund: offering $500 relief grants to hospitality workers
- The United States Bartender's Guild National Charity Foundation: offering philanthropic grants for members and non-members
- Life Your Spirits Fund: created by the National Restaurant Association Educational Fund to raise money for food service workers impacted by the pandemic
- ROC Relief: providing resources and financial assistance to restaurant workers
- The James Beard Foundation Food + Beverage Industry Relief Fund: providing micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses that need assistance
- Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program: financial assistance for employees or owners of restaurants and bars
- Metro Nashville Public Schools: providing breakfast and lunch for anyone under the age of 18 on every school day
- Franklin Special School District: providing breakfast + lunch for children under 18 on what would be school days. Children must be present at pickup -available at Poplar Grove and Liberty Elementary from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m
- Williamson County Schools: providing a mobile food pantry on March 28th, April 25th, and May 23rd at Fairview High School from 9-11am.
- Robertson County Schools: providing free meals to children under 18 on what would be school days
- Bransford Elemetary School: Family Resource + Parent Center is open for extended hours
- Starbucks is offering free coffee to first-responders
- Walden Bar has teamed up with Ghost Vegas Nashville to provide free meals to service industry employees on select dates.
- The Well Outreach: food bank is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-2pm, Tuesday + Thursday 6-8pm, and Saturdays 10am-12pm
Mental Health Resources:
- The Crisis Textline offers free, 24/7 support. Text "HOME" to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to talk to a trained crisis counselor
- Join Talk Space and get matched with a licensed therapist. You'll be able to send them messages any time. You can even schedule a video chat.
- Mobile Crisis Services: 24/7 support by phone with a trained crisis specialist in your area. Call 855-CRISIS1
- Search To Write Love On Her Arms for other resources and therapists in your area.
- Family + Children's Services: offers a crisis line. Call 615-244-7444 or text 615-502-4373
- Restaurant After Hours: provides mental health and substance abuse resounds
- Refuge Center for Counseling: affordable + professional counseling based on a sliding scale system. They are currently open, but also offer telehealth services
- Check out our tips + tricks for protecting your mental health HERE
- COVID Help Nashville: free delivery service for senior citizens that are unable to leave on their own. They will be connected with a volunteer that will do shopping, medication pickup, and other errands. Email COVIDHealthNashville@gmail.com or call 615-447-8260 for more information
- FiftyForward: provides assistance for food delivery, prescription, and more. For more info, call 615-743-3416
- Meals on Wheels: available for Williamson County residents. To set up a weekly delivery, call 615-762-7746