Helpful Resources

Jewish Family Service Resources

JFS has prepared a free informational guide to assist you in preparing a personal plan and gathering appropriate supplies you may need during an emergency.  Click here to download the guide:  Personal Emergency Preparedness Guide

Jewish Family Service created and published a Directory of Senior Services.  It contains more than 75 resources ranging from housing and transportation to social activities and volunteer opportunities.  Click here to download the guide:  JFS-SeniorsDirectory2019-WEB

9-1-1 (Critical Emergency and Medical Assistance)
Crisis Line  615-244-7444

Addiction and Recovery


  3. (Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and Other Addictions)
  4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Help Line:   1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  5. Jewish Family Service 615-356-4234


  1. Cumberland Heights                               615-352-1757
  2. The Ranch   (Nunnelly,TN)                   931-219-1819
  3. Vanderbilt Addiction Center                 615-327-7000 –  physician referral required for inpatient.
  4. Beit T’shuvah (Los, Angeles, CA)         310-204-5200
  5. Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse            615-983-6803   an intensive outpatient program of STARS for adolescents with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders


  1. Alcoholics Anonymous                           615-831-1050
  2. Narcotics Anonymous                             1-888-476-2482
  3. Al-Anon/Alateen                                      615-333-6066
  4. JACS                                                            615-568-1786 Contact:  Robb McCluskey Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant others
  5. Recovery Seder at The Temple            Contact: Robb McCluskey  or Rabbi Shanna Mackler  615-352-7620


Children’s Home Society & Family Services

Jewish Family Service

Aging Adults

Alzheimer’s Association 615.315.5880

Council on Aging of Middle TN  615-353-4235

Elder Care Locator (Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Natl Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Counseling & Emergency After-Hours Resources – Crisis Line 615-244-7444

Mental Health America of Middle TN 615-269-5355

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Disability Resources

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder    1-800-640-4636

Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities    (615) 532-6530

Domestic Violence Resources

Jewish Women International

Mary Parish Center 615-256-5959

Morningstar Sanctuary 615-860-0003

YWCA Domestic Violence 615-242-1199

Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic Violence 615-386-9406

Food Resources (in addition to JFS’ Kosher Food Box Program)

Community Information Line   Dial 2-1-1

Food Stamp Information 866-311-4287

Second Harvest Food Bank 615-329-3491

Healing Centers/Support When Sick

Alive Hospice 615-327-1085

Gilda’s Club 615-329-1124

Sharsheret 866.474.2774

Interfaith Couples/Families


Jewish Outreach Institute

Parents with Children

American Academy of Pediatrics

Childcare Nashville

Nashville Parent