TENNESSEE HOMELESS SHELTERS, FOOD PANTRIES AND MORE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, DIAL “211” from a land-line telephone. This will not work from a cell telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the location you are currently in plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

Don’t have a land-line telephone??? Go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:

Ann@homelesstoindependence.org with:

1) the name of your State/Commonwealth, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico and
2) if you have a conviction and your record contains something more serious than a traffic conviction within the past 7-years. We do NOT need to know what the conviction was, we do not want to waste your time with opportunities you will not be qualified to apply for at this time.

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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Tennessee Home & Community Based Services

The Home and Community Based Services Waiver provides services for seniors and persons with disabilities in their homes. Learn about eligibility requirements and information on covered services such as minor home modifications, assistive technology and personal care assistance. For more information on how to apply for this program, call toll-free 1-866-836-6678.

For more information visit https://www.disability.gov/state/tennessee/community_life.

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A free housing service that helps people find a room, house or apartment that best suits their needs. Search by rent amount, accessibility features, housing vouchers and more. Also has information about moving costs, assisted living facilities, help for people who are homeless and financial assistance to help pay rent.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/tennessee/housing

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ALWAYS BRING THESE ITEMS WITH YOU WHEN APPLYING ANYWHERE

When you have these items with you, it shows the prospective landlord you are serious about attaining stable
housing. You will not waste time to go back there if you are ready in the first place. Be prepared to have to fill
out the application there and then!

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Photo Drivers License or Valid Photo State ID Card
• Most Recently Dated Medicaid/Medicare Card
• A current Decision Letter from your local Board of Social Services Office Services or Social Security, Food-stamps, stating the amounts you are receiving.
• Should you be disabled, a copy of your most current Med-1 Form from your County Social Services Office or your Social Security Decision Letter stating your disability.
• Proof of any and all of the programs that you are attending.
• Hospital’s Charity Care Papers

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IF YOUR TRANSITIONAL OR HALF-WAY HOME HAS OPENINGS – PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SECTION 8 HOUSING LISTING…

CAN BE FOUND IN THE “TRANSITIONAL HOUSING” SECTION THANK YOU!

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Candy Christmas’s Bridge Ministry Tuesday Outreach
Our weekly outreach takes place each Tuesday evening under the Jefferson Street bridge in downtown
Nashville, TN, regardless of the weather. While the praise team leads in worship, our team of volunteers serves
a hot meal to our homeless friends. After the meal, a special guest speaker comes to bring the Word to our
friends. At the end of the service, our volunteers distribute bags of groceries, toiletries, and new clothes to our
guests. Our weekly average attendance (not counting volunteers) is between 200-250, though we have seen as
many as 500 attendees.

Telephone: (615) 228-3437, Fax: (615) 855-2699

Address:

The Bridge Ministry, Inc., P.O. Box 463, Goodlettsville, TN 37070

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Dyersburg-Dyer Co. Union Mission, 213 West Cedar, Dyersburg, TN 38025-0179
Phone: (901)285-0726

Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, 624 Anderson Street, Bristol, TN 37621
Phone: (615)968-2011
FAX: (615)968-4697

Hope Haven Ministries, Inc., 670 Dale Street, Kingsport, TN
Phone: 423-246-6012
FAX: 423-246-6012

Knox Area Rescue Ministries, P. O. Box 3352, Knoxville, TN 37927-3352
Phone: (615)673-6540
FAX: (615)673-6556

Maranatha Rescue Mission, 924 E. 8th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (615)756-3126

Memphis Day Shelter, 383 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901-525-8626

Memphis Union Mission, 393 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901-526-8403
FAX: 901-526-5430

Nashville Mission, 129 7th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37202
Phone: (615)255-2475
FAX: (615)780-9452

Northwest Safeline, P. O. Box 1831, Dyersburg, TN 38025
Phone: (901)285-6470

Safe Haven Family Shelters, 1234 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: 615-256-8195

Union Gospel Mission, 16 E. 8th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37401
Phone: (615)493-4161

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc., P. O. Box 2066, Jackson, TN 398301
Executive Director: Steve Xanthopoulos
Homeless Coordinator: Mabel Teamer
Phone: 731-423-0616
FAX: 731-424-2600

www.oxfordhousetn.org

Oxford House- Bordeaux, 1810 County Hospital Rd
Nashville, TN 37218-2604
(615) 259-4450
Men

Oxford House – Hamilton, 1916 S. Hamilton, Nashville, TN 37218
(615) 244-9341
Men

Oxford House – Hilson, 5176-5178 Hilson Rd, Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 837-1867
Men

Oxford House – Knoxville, 1600 Jefferson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 773-2613
Men

Oxford House – Meridian, P.O. Box 330355, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 248-3224
Men

Oxford House – Prince, 1620 Dr. DB Todd Jr. Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 327-7939
Men

Oxford House – Polar Bear, 1408 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 742-9975
Men

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!