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Short term housing and homeless shelter in Davidson County Tennessee and Nashville.

Get details on transitional housing programs, homeless shelters, and find support in finding a permanent home in the city of Nashville and all of Davidson County Tennessee. A number of non-profit organizations, churches and social service agencies can help tenants facing eviction and the currently homeless find the help they need in a difficult time.

The first objective of many of these agencies in on homeless prevention, so some locations may have referrals or information on emergency rental assistance. They also provide resources to people that have been evicted and that are currently homeless. Individuals or families can stay in a shelter for a short period of time, and they maybe enroll into a more longer term transitional housing program. More on rapid rehousing and homeless prevention in TN.

Throughout this process, work with a case manager on finding a solution to your housing crisis. Locate a low income apartment or home in Davidson County, receive meals and basic needs, and attend case management or job training. Numerous services are available for those that are struggling and the homeless.

Aphesis House - Transitional Housing for Men
Address: 1522 Compton Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Phone number - (615) 742-3463
The center provides transitional housing and shelter for homeless veterans, men, male ex-offenders, and also individuals a history of alcohol, drug and/or substance abuse issues. There are a few locations of the non-profit Aphesis House in the Greater Nashville Metropolitan-Davidson County area.

Room at the Inn - Campus for Human Development
816 S 6th St.
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 251-9791




Morning Star Sanctuary, Inc.
Main address - PO BOX 568
Call (615) 860-0003 for more details or information
Short term, transitional Housing may be offered for those who previously used the Morning Star Sanctuary Emergency Shelter. Stay for up to one year while attending case management and budgeting sessions. Also work toward permanent housing and get information on how to pay the rent for it.

Matthew 25, Inc. - Transitional Housing
625 Benton Ave, Box 120
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 383-9577
Low income, safe supportive housing is offered to the low income and families facing eviction. Other services offered include job placement assistance, life skills training, financial literacy classes, and housing location services. So a case manager can help an individual find a more permanent home in the county.

Hope Retreat
1020 Downey Dr.
Nashville, TN 37205
Main number is 615 942 6989

Salvation Army of Davidson County
631 Dickerson Rd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37207
(615) 242-0411
While there are a few centers in the county, this is the main one for a homeless shelter and transitional housing services. More long term shelter can be provided to homeless women and families. Those using the resources need to attend case management and create a plan for self-sufficiency and to increase your income. Housing assistance is also offered as part of the Salvation Army Kare for Kids program. Another program is known as Bootstraps for Men. Find additional help from the Salvation Army in Nashville.





The Next Door, Inc.
128 Eighth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
Dial (615) 251-8805 for additional details
This is an Ex-Offender Halfway House. It offers housing, workforce development, case management, housing counseling services and even treatment.

Mary Parrish Center for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence
PO Box 60009
Nashville, TN 37206
Call (615) 256-5959
Shelter/housing for victims of domestic abuse.

New Transitions, INC - Housing Program for Youth between ages 18-23
Location - 698 Cheyenne Blvd.
Madison, TN 37115
Telephone number is (615) 810-9851

Buffalo Valley Inc.
554 2nd Ave. N
Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091
(931) 359-3052
The program known as Homeless No More offers transitional units and apartments, case management, and permanent housing. Other services include job training and dedicated transitional housing resources for veterans. They also partner with the Nashville area VA Hospital.
A second and third location are at 717 Cumberland Dr in Clarksville. Call this center at (931) 645-9038 for intake. Or stop by 501 Park Ave S in Hohenwald (phone (931) 796-2766).

Hope Restoration Ministries
Nashville,  Tennessee
(615) 753-3323
Low income and safe housing is for women in the Davidson County region.

Park Center - East
Address is 948 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Dial (615) 242-3576
They provide support to people with a mental illness or substance abuse issue in Davidson County. Homeless outreach, information on shelters and transitional housing, and more is provided.

Matthew 25, Inc. - Transitional Housing
Address of shelter is 625 Benton Ave, Box 120
Nashville, TN 37204
Telephone: (615) 383-9577





Mending Hearts, Inc.
P.O. Box 289236
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 385-1696

Mercy Ministries
15328 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN 37211
Call (615) 831-6987 for intake.
This charity type organization can help new moms, pregnant women, their children, and those facing a crisis with their housing needs. A shelter is for the homeless and there are other emergency housing resources.

Nashville Rescue Mission - Anchor Home
Location - 639 Lafayette Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Call (615) 255-2475
The homeless can receive food, a place to stay, and information/access to longer term housing. Learn about government and private apartments, low income subsidized housing, and other social services as well as free, overnight homeless shelters.

Nashville Safe Haven Family Shelter
Dial (615) 256-8195 for details.

New Transitions, Inc.
Main address: 698 Cheyenne Blvd.
Madison, Tennessee 37115
Telephone number for information is (615) 810-9851

Oasis Center
Main address: 1704 Charlotte Ave Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-4455
Services and advice is offered for young adults in danger of becoming homeless and facing eviction. Additional programs are offered for the currently homeless. If you use these resources you will be required to be maintaining employment or in school.

Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc.
Main address: 1125 12th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37203
Main phone number - (615) 248-1981
The OSDN program has several community based houses for homeless veterans in the greater Nashville Tennessee region. Get a place to stay, help in applying for government benefits, information on job training, and other support.







Iysh Echad
Nashville, TN 37216
615 578 3097

Nashville Mission
639 Lafayette St.
Nashville, TN
Main phone number is (615) 255-2475

Sophia's Heart Foundation
1034 West Eastland Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Main number is (615) 697-9897
The non-profit agency is a transitional housing facility for qualified low income and poor families.

Oasis Center - Project Safe Place
1704 Charlotte Ave Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
Dial (615) 327-4455


By Jon McNamara

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