Community Resources

Court Appointed Special Advocates
601 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 425-2383
Advocate for the best interests of children who come to the attention of the court as a result of abuse or neglect.

Department of Children’s Services
Child Protective Services
900 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 253-1400
Call 1-877-237-0004 to report suspected child abuse/neglect

Nashville Children’s Alliance
A child advocacy center
1266 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 327-9958
Provide services to children when there are allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse: Forensic interviews for sex abuse, non-offending parent group, and counseling for child victims of sexual abuse and any kind of traumatic violence that a child witnesses.

Disability Rights Tennessee
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 298-1080
Toll Free: 1-800-342-1660
Advocacy center of Tennessee for individuals with developmental disabilities. Investigate abuse and neglect of individuals with mental illness.

Tennessee Voices for Children
701 Bradford Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 269-7751
Advocate for the emotional and behavioral well-being of children and their families. Provide Advocacy, Training, Support, Referral, Prevention, and Early Intervention Services. Must be referred through the Department of Children’s Services.

First Steps, Inc.
1900 Graybar Lane
Nashville, TN 37215

Administrative Offices, Community Outreach Program and Ayudando Ninos Program
Phone: (615) 690-3091
Fax: (615) 690-3095

Center-Based Program, Therapy Program
Phone: (615) 298-5619
Fax: (615) 292-4941
Provide on-site therapy and a Community Outreach Program provides services and supports families with children from birth up to three years old who have a diagnosis or are at risk of experiencing developmental delay.

New Vision, Inc.
5213 Linbar Drive, Suite 410
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 445-8711
Provide quality services that reduce the number of children entering state custody in Tennessee: Relative caregiver program, home study program, vision quest, PATH, Family Support Services, Life skills group, Girls circle, New Vision Academy.

Oasis Center
1704 Charlotte Ave, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-1444
Toll Free: 1-866-975-FREE (3733)
The Oasis Center provides at risk youth a connection to a caring adult, a safe and secure environment, and empowerment to make better choices.

Students Taking a Right Stand (STARS)
Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA)
1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 279-0058
(615)279-0056 (fax)
Help schools tackle tough issues that threaten the emotional, psychological, and academic well-being of students: Issues such as substance abuse, violence, bullying, harassment, family conflicts and divorce, loss, grief, and other concerns.

Upward Bound Program
3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 963-5101
Tennessee State University host a six week summer program to equip students in grades nine through twelve with the skills and motivation for educational success. Students must be zoned in the following High Schools: Glencliff, Maplewood Comprehensive, Pearl-Cohn, Stratford and Whites Creek.

YMCA Community Action Project (YCAP)
1021 Russell Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 226-5577
The YMCA Community Action Project (YCAP) provides a diverse range of recreational, wellness, outreach, and family services programs for at-risk youth in East Nashville.