As Nashville transitions to the long-term recovery stage, this blog will be less frequently updated. Please note that some links to other websites may have changed over the course of time. The email box will continue to be monitored.

Latest Update: 03/21/11 New Post on tax information and updated Tax Refunds and Credits Page.


updated May 25, 2010

Please read entire page--there's a lot of information here, and a lot of sources of help.

Senior citizens have several sources of help.  For addresses and phone numbers of places specifically aiding senior citizens, click here. 
Scroll down for more information about shelters, food, clothing, prescriptions, and more. 

Call 211 for accurate, local referrals for most services (24/7).  Be sure to ask for information on "Restore the Dream," a service that assigns one-on-one help for victims.  For more information about Restore the Dream, click here.

Shelter Info: Call the Red Cross 1-866-GET-INFO

Lipscomb University Student Life Center
3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville TN

Al Menah Shrine Temple
1354 Brick Church Pike, Nashville TN

Gordon Jewish Center
801 Percy Warner Boulevard, Nashville TN
Rental Housing Database:
(this site has been setup for Middle Tennesssee landlords to post available properties for rent.)

FEMA Housing Portal--Help finding a place to stay

Bellevue Baptist Church
7400 Hwy 70 South (across from Red Caboose)

Ivy Memorial Baptist Church
425 East Trinity Lane

Samaritan Ministries
1041 28th Ave.  Nashville, TN 
11am-12pm M-Sat (hot meals and clothing)

New Song Christian Fellowship
2949 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN
(615) 837-9353
Hours: Th: 2-5; F: 11-2

Una Church of Christ
1917 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN
(615) 361-8920
Hours: W: 9-11

Hamilton United Methodist Church
3105 Hamilton Church Road, Antioch, TN
(615) 361-7210
Hours: M & W: 4-6; Sa: 9-12

Woodmont Baptist Church - Food Boxes
2100 Woodmont Blvd, Nashville, TN

Food Stamps
If you were on food stamps and lost food that had been purchased with food stamps, you can file a claim to replace the food.  Click here for more info.

For information on emergency food stamps and one-time cash payouts, click here.
Nashville Humane Association
213 Oceola Ave, Nashville, TN
(615) 354-6345

Happy Tails Humane
230 Franklin Rd., Suite 1301, Franklin
615-210-7095  free temporary shelter for small/med. cats and dogs.
Clothing and other necessities:
Bellevue Baptist Church
7400 Hwy. 70 S. (across from Red Caboose)

The Gordon Jewish Community Center has opened a free store for victims. 
801 Percy Warner Boulevard, Nashville TN

Ivy Memorial Baptist Church has clothing for victims
425 East Trinity Lane

Medical Prescriptions
The Tennessee Pharmacists Association has notified its members of special provisions for replacing lost medication.  If your prescriptions have been lost due to the flood, contact the pharmacy that dispensed the prescription.  The pharmacy should be aware of a Tennessee law that allows them to replace the prescription and requires the insurance company to authorize the cost for the replacement.  Additionally, if you cannot get to your regular pharmacy or you cannot recall the pharmacy that issued the medication, you may still be eligible for a 72 hour supply of your medication. 

Additional Help
FEMA aid is also available to help provide funds for temporary living assistance.  For more about FEMA aid, click here.

Persons with disabilities have special needs when it comes to disaster recovery.  Click here for information on getting help.