Information & Referral Network

Helpful Resources

Connect With Our Community Partners.

Even though JFS has 25 programs and services to meet various needs, there are times when you may require a specialized resource.  We have compiled a list of trusted partners in the community, both locally and nationally. 


Local & National Resources

Family Life

  • Jewish Family Service

Phone: (615) 356-4234

  • Children’s Home Society & Family Services

Phone: (800) 952-9302

Aging Adults
  • Alzheimer’s Association

Phone: (615) 315-5880

  • Council on Aging (AgeWell) of Middle TN

Phone: (615) 353-4235

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

Phone: (800) 677-1116

  • National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Phone: (520) 881-8008

Interfaith Couples & Families
  • 18 Doors

Phone: (617) 581-6860

  • Jewish Outreach Institute

Phone: (888) 3246-1818

Parents & Children
  • Nashville Parent

Phone: (615) 475-5220

  • Childcare Nashville

Phone: (615) 321-4939

  • American Academy of Pediatrics


Addiction & Recovery

Assessments & Treatment
  • Cumberland Heights

Phone: (615) 352-1757

  • Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse

Phone: (615) 983-6803

  • Vanderbilt Addiction Center

Phone: (615) 327-7000

  • The Ranch – Nunnelly, TN

Phone: (931) 219-1819

  • Beit T’shuvah – Los, Angeles, CA

Phone: (310) 204-5200

Information & Referral
  • Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

Phone: (800) 560-5767

  • Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and Other Addictions

Phone: (615) 780-5901

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Help Line

Phone: 800-662-HELP (4357)

  • Jewish Family Service

Phone: (615) 356-4234

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: (615) 831-1050

  • Narcotics Anonymous Nashville

Phone: (888) 476-2482

  • Al-Anon/Alateen

Phone: (615) 333-6066

  • Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others


  • Recovery Seder at The Temple

Phone: (615) 352-7620

Mental & Physical Health

  • JFS Nashville

Phone: (615) 356-4234

  • Mental Health America of the Mid-South

Phone: (615) 269-5355

  • Tennessee Disability Pathfinder

Phone: (800) 640-4636

  • Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Phone: (615) 532-6530

Domestic Violence
  • Jewish Women International

Phone: (202) 857-1300

  • Mary Parish Center

Phone: (615) 256-5959

  • Morningstar Sanctuary

Phone: (615) 860-0188

  • YWCA Domestic Violence

Phone: (615) 269-9922

  • Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence

Phone: (615) 386-9406

  • Tennessee 24/7 Emergency Crisis Line

Phone: (855) 274-7471

    • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

    Phone: (800) 273-TALK (8255)

    Healing & Support
    • Alive Hospice

    Phone: (615) 327-1085

    • Gilda’s Club

    Phone: (615) 329-1124

    • Sharsheret

    Phone: (866) 474-2774

    Senior Services Directory

    We have created a free directory of senior services with more than 75 resources ranging from housing and transportation to social activities and volunteer opportunities.

    All Services

    Our comprehensive social services and programs are designed to enrich the whole person, enhance the whole family, and empower the whole community–no matter your age, race, religion, preference, identity, economic standing, or otherwise.

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    Counseling Services

    Life can be challenging, relationships can be hard, and you may need the extra support that comes with working with a therapist. Our licensed social workers offer counseling for individuals, couples, and families, as well as for children and adolescents.

    Individuals  |  Couples  |  Families   |  Children & Teens

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    Adoption Services

    Choosing to adopt a child, or to place a child for adoption, is a life-altering decision. We are a licensed child-placing agency in Tennessee with more than 40 years of experience in adoption services in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

    Birth Parents  |  Adoptive Parents  |  LGBTQ+ Adoptions

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    Food & Financial Support

    Whether you need emergency financial assistance, such as help paying a utility bill or rent for the month, or material assistance by ensuring your children have gifts at the holidays, school supplies, or food supplements, Jewish Family Service offers this critical assistance in a confidential, compassionate manner.

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    Older Adult Programs & Services

    We recognize that older adults are true treasures, and we strive to create and maintain a community that values and celebrates them for their wisdom, contributions, and experiences. Our programs and services are an important outlet for our older adults, encouraging them to be social and stimulated.

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    Family & Community Enrichment

    Life can be challenging, and knowledge is power. The Jewish Family Service’s Family and Community Enrichment programs serve to empower, protect, and address the ever-changing needs of the entire Nashville community.

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    Who We Are

    Passionate providers of comprehensive social services, we are advocates, allies, educators, cheerleaders, and guides who create solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages.

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    jfs-nashville-about-us-thumbnail-2024Our Staff

    We are a team of experienced professionals dedicated to treating each person with compassion, care and dignity.

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    jfs-nashville-board-of-directors-thumbnail-2024Board of Directors

    A group of people with different backgrounds and perspectives who come together to help Jewish Family Service fulfill its mission and expand its reach.

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    Our Impact

    We serve the people of Nashville and Middle Tennessee in many different ways. Here are a few of the human stories where JFS programs have made a tangible difference in people’s daily lives.

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    Items That Tell a Story

    We’ve compiled a selection of items that we use frequently at JFS – in some cases every day.

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    Ways To Help

    The number of ways in which you can help support individuals and families navigate life’s transitions are endless.

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    Volunteers are a vital part of how we support our clients. Find opportunities to assist those in our community who need a helping hand.

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    Make a Donation

    Since our founding in 1853, the generous support of our community has made the work of Jewish Family Service possible.

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    JFS Central

    Press coverage about JFS Nashville’s programing and services, learn about the history of the agency from our past newsletters, and enjoy reading original JFS content like our signature advice column, “Dear Esther.” Stay up to date with the impact we’re making throughout our community.

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    Events & Gatherings

    Check out the full calendar of upcoming JFS Nashville events. From community education, support groups, and special engagements alike, find out where you can show up and get connected.

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    Information & Referral Resources

    Connect with our community partners. Our information and referral directory includes local and national resources that can provide additional support for addiction, mental health, and more.

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    Mental Health Matters

    Mental Health Matters is a JFS series that was designed to reduce the stigma of mental health issues by providing education, increasing awareness, and inclusivity. Check out our ongoing resources and past programming.

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    Senior Services Directory

    Need to know which pharmacies deliver? How to get a ride somewhere? Volunteer opportunities? The senior directory is the go-to resource for anything seniors might need related to the community.

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    Contact Us

    How can we help? Send us a message, give us a call, or find us on social media. We usually respond within 1-2 business days.

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