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Transitional housing Tennessee.

Homeless people in Tennessee have several short term, transitional housing resources available to them as well as emergency homeless shelters for short term stay. Most of the assistance is focused on families facing imminent eviction, people with an addiction, or women facing abuse, but there are also other programs are for the long term homeless. Find transitional housing near you in TN.

Clients will get a place to stay, whether a homeless shelter or free temporary apartment, as well as receive assistance in locating a new, permanent home. The non-profit agencies, churches as well as charities realize that there may be an underlying cause to why someone was evicted. So case management will be offered to families or adults in the transitional housing programs address the root cause and to also break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. This also includes drug treatment or substance abuse services.

Clients will be able to work with a specialist on finding a job in Tennessee, applying for government benefits or low income housing, and obtain other support. Also explore other options such as section 8 housing vouchers in TN or public units.

In addition, locations may take a pro-active approach to dealing with homelessness. So if you are behind on your rent and facing imminent eviction, these non-profits or charities may be able to enroll you into a transitional housing program to provide you time to regain stability.

There are local programs as well. Residents of Shelby and Davidson County Tennessee have agencies and charities that focus just on those regions. Housing, shelters, and other support is provided.

Tennessee transitional housing programs

Bristol Residential Development Apartments - Froniter Health
2951 Broad St., Bristol, Tennessee 37620. (423) 968-2612
Transitional housing is available for adults and seniors with mental illnesses. Residents can also get support with daily living skills.




Buffalo Valley Inc.
Various housing programs are offered from multiple sites. They help women in TN facing domestic abuse, those with substance abuse issues and others. The transitional housing is called Homeless No More.
The non-profit provides short term housing for veterans. In addition, case managers will help them find permanent housing and jobs in Tennessee. Also get information on government benefits, programs to help pay rent for your new home, and other aid.

  • 501 Park Ave S, Hohenwald, Tennessee 38462, dial (931) 796-2766 or (931) 796-5427
  • 554 2nd Ave. N, Lewisburg, TN 37091, (931) 359-3052

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee - Elizabeth's Homes - Transitional Supportive Housing
Families facing imminent eviction and the homeless can get housing assistance. People who use the Catholic Charity programs need to pay a portion of their income for their rent and housing costs, so this is a subsidized unit. The goal of any Catholic Charity transitional housing program is to help facilitate movement of the families to permanent homes or apartments. Individuals also need to gain employment or complete job training or school and have a self-sufficiency plan.

  • 3009 Lake Brook Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37909. Call (865) 971-3570
  • 119 Dameron Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Phone: (865) 524-9896
  • Samaritan Place, 3009 Lake Brook Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37909, (865) 684-1880

Chattanooga Community Kitchen and Homeless Shelter - CHATT
727 E 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Call (423) 756-4222
Homeless families with children can receive shelter, free meals, and assistance in securing housing, furniture, job training and employment.

Chattanooga Rescue Mission
Address: 1512 S. Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404. Call 423-756-3126
Clothing, emergency shelter, meals, and other support is provided.





Family Crisis Center
901 East Summit Hill Dr, Knoxville, TN 37915. Main phone - (865) 637-8000
There is a Child and Family Transitional Housing Program. A focus is on women and single mothers in TN that need a place to stay.

Matthew 25 Inc
Address: 625 Benton Ave # 120, Nashville, TN 37204. Phone: (615) 383-9577
There is a homeless shelter and transitional housing for men who need a place to stay. The homeless will get support from the Davidson County charity.

Hospitality Hub
Location is 590 Washington Ave, Memphis, TN 38105. Main phone: (901) 730-1736
Various social services are offered. They include a short term transitional housing program, help finding a no-wait list home to live in, job programs and more. They help women, men, and teens with immediate, transitional housing needs.

Temporary Transitional housing TennesseeMemphis Union Mission
383 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38105. Main Phone: (901) 526-8403
The faith based charity services the poor, homeless, and housing insecure. Free emergency shelters, a bed to sleep in, and substance abuse recovery services.

Cookeville Rescue Mission
1331 S Jefferson, Cookeville, Tennessee 38503. Telephone - (931) 528-5819
The site has a 30-day transitional shelter for men. Other services include a dental clinic and free meals.

Coordinated Charities of Athens
109 Rocky Mt Rd, Athens, TN 37303. Dial 423-745-9625 for intake.
In addition to housing, funds for paying rent, security deposits, and other financial aid is offered.

CRITI-ESG-CRHC -  Chattanooga Room in the Inn
230 N. Highland Park, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Call (423) 624-6144
Provides transitional housing, referrals, and more.

Samaritan Center
Main number is 9231 Lee Highway, Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363. Call 423-238-7777
The non-profit is a community-supported social services agency. It offers emergency assistance for expenses and needs such as clothing, food, utilities, furniture, medicine, and rent. A thrift store, shelter, and other resources are offered too.

Family Promise
There are multiple sites in Tennessee. Shelter and short term housing for families with children and single parents. Other services available include free meals, assistance in securing a permanent housing unit, furniture, employment and job training. The goal is to help the low-income get temporary housing as well as long term stability.




  • ESG-CRHC - Main address is 1184 Baldwin Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403. Call 756-3891 for intake
  • Family Promise of Blount County - 705 E Lincoln Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701. Call the Temporary Shelter Program at (865) 233-4737
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network/Family Promise - Location - 601 Holston St., Kingsport, Tennessee 37660. Call (423) 246-6500 for intake. Free shelter and meals are offered by the congregation and its churches. Also get help in applying for other government benefits and comprehensive services. This includes Health Department, D.S.S., job training, free legal aid, education, various counseling, housing, job placement, referral services, child care, and more.
  • Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga. 1184 Baldwin Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403. Call 423-756-3891. Transitional housing, shelter, and more. Other assistance includes meals and assistance in securing housing, transportation, clothing, furniture, employment and training.
  • Family Promise of Knoxville. Location is 3545 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921. Telephone number is (865) 584-2822

Haven of Rest Rescue Mission
624 Andeson St, Bristol, Tennessee 37620. Main phone number is (423) 968-2011

County Health Care - VIP
717 E 11th Street, P O Box 1746, Chattanooga, TN 37401. Main number is 423-265-5708
Housing and treatment for residents facing substance abuse, short-term stress, anxiety, family problems, and other mental illness.

Room In The Inn
Transitional housing is at 705 Drexel St, Nashville, TN 37203. Call  (615) 251-7019
The non-profit helps veterans, formerly incarcerated get temporary housing and people seeking recovery.

The Mary Parrish Center
Nashville, TN 37206. Call  615-955-0620 or 615.256.5959
Safe, temporary transitional housing is for women and kids that faced abused. Get legal aid, details on long term support and more.

Her Faith Ministries
3396 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38111. Call (901) 324-3705
The non-profit offers housing for homeless women with children and for single women. This is a faith-based program which also offers food, case management, clothing, transportation, low cost housing and other assistance for homeless women and the recently evicted. Also free motel vouchers may be offered when the shelters are full.

Hope Haven Ministries
670 Dale St., Kingsport, Tennessee 37660. Call (423) 246-6012
A transient program coordinates short term, temporary shelter for the homeless and also transient individuals, the disabled and pregnant women. Job search assistance, diapers, referrals, and more is offered.







Housing Opportunities and People Enterprises - Rapid Re-Housing
591 E Monticello Pike, Huntsville, TN 37756. Telephone - (423) 663-3818
The services can assist clients experiencing homelessness or eviction. Staff will work to quickly rehouse and stabilize clients and help them pay the rent going forward.

Knox Area Rescue Ministries
418 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Call (865) 673-6540
Emergency homeless shelter, clothing, chapel, case management, and more is available.

Lighthouse Mission Ministries - Residential Substance Abuse Program
 4384 Stage Rd Fl 4, Memphis, TN 38128. Main phone - (901) 382-8106
Transitional housing is for people with addictions, including drug or alcohol. The applicant needs to be sober and go through counseling, recovery in order to use the temporary housing program.

Morning Star Sanctuary, Inc. Davidson County
(615) 860-0003 or 800-799-7233
This organization coordinates transitional housing for domestic violence victims and their children. Also access ongoing case management, credit repair and budgeting to work towards long term, permanent housing.

Oasis-CADAS - Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services
Location - 207 Spears Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405. Call (423) 756-7644
Housing programs for people with additions, including alcohol, opioids, or other drugs. A clear, sober living transitional housing service for both men or women.

Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital and Center - Children & Youth Mental Health Services
240 W Tyrone Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830. Call (865) 482-1076
Transitional housing is an option for persons and families with psychological disorders, Tennessee residents who are homeless and those that need assistance in finding a more stable home environment.

Salvation Army
There are several centers in the state. Most offer some type of emergency homeless shelter, rent, or housing assistance. Some have motel vouchers as well, or help single moms or women who are leaving a violent home. Transitional housing is for clients that need to maintain full-time employment, save money and work towards personal goals, and pay a minimal amount of rent for housing. Participants of a Salvation Army program will have a place to stay, meals and support of their staff. More on Tennessee Salvation Army housing.





Second Step Family Crisis Center - Joy House Transitional Housing
196 Washington St, Ripley, TN 38063. Call (731) 635-2138
Coordinates workshops on social responsibility, faith-based traditional home and also access to independent living for homeless individuals and families for up to a year. Provides job interview techniques, job readiness workshops with computer classes, information on appropriate dress, resume preparation and behavior on the job, and other employment skills.

Shepherd's Arms
4012 West Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37410. Call (423) 821-8363
The site serves as a transitional housing shelter for women and children.

Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability
502 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37243. Main number is (866) 836-6678
The non-profit community action agency offers transitional shelter and housing to homeless individuals and families. Case managers also work with clients to assist them in finding permanent housing and assists with accessing supportive services such as financial literacy and learning skills.

YMCA - Knoxville
420 W Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. Dial (865) 523-6126
Offers assistance to senior citizens, women, and the homeless.


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