Teen Mom Resources in Nashville, TN


Nashville Diaper Connection :

Nashville Diaper Connection- provides free diapers through the below organizations. Contact one of the below ministries to get diapers.

           Catholic Charities of Tennessee:  (615) 352-3087

           East Nashville Cooperative Ministry:  (615) 244-7312

           Jewish Family Service:  (615) 354-1644

           Martha O’Bryan Center:  (615) 254-1791

           Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee:  (615) 383-0994

           St. Luke’s Community House:  (615) 350-7893


● Bring ID to pick up diapers

● There is a limit to how many times a month individual can pick up

Food Boxes

● Catholic Charities
2806 McGavock Pike

● The Little Pantry That Could
2011 24th Ave North (just steps from a #22 bus stop)
Every Saturday morning from 9AM to 1PM

● East Nashville Cooperative Ministry
3115 Gallatin Pike
Visit Food Pantry Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm For diapers, bring photo ID and ID for your baby (Social Security Card, Birth Certificate)

● Martha O’Bryan Center
711 S. 7th Street
Go to Food Bank Part of the Center between 2pm - 5pm Bring photo ID and ID for your baby (Social Security Card, Birth Certificate)

● St Luke’s Community House
5601 New York Avenue
Bring photo ID and some sort of ID for your baby (SS Card, birth certificate)

● Salvation Army Magness Porter Community Center
Call 615-242-0411 during business hours M - F Ask if they currently have a supply in their emergency center

● Watkins Community Center
616 17th Avenue North / 615-862-8468
You can pick up diapers with a food box. Food Box hours: Wednesdays 11am - 2pm

● Grace Place Food Pantry
4316 Central Pike, Hermitage TN
Visit Food Pantry for food box or diapers on Fridays 9:00AM - 12:00PM If unable to attend food pantry hours call 615-578-5465 and speak with Mr. Hood Can provide two packs per month

● Needlink
1600 56th Avenue North, Nashville
Visit the office in person on Mondays or Tuesdays between 8am - 2pm to get further information This location can also assist occasionally with gas, water, light and rent

Empowerment Program

Project Connect: Exists to help disconnected and vulnerable men, women, and their families build relationships with others who will encourage and guide them, providing assistance when needed, educating and equipping them for the challenges each day brings, and celebrating every victory along the way. We also seek to educate the church on poverty, connecting those who desire to serve with opportunities to connect with hurting people in their community.

107 Woodruff St. Madison, TN 37115 (615) 750-2802


Mother to Mother: Provides vital health, safety and wellness items for infants and children in need. Distribute diapers, car seats, clothes, cribs, strollers, products, gear, and other essential baby items to low- income children ages 0-10.

5133 Harding Pike Suite B10 #313 Nashville, TN 37205

Pregnancy Clinic

Hope Clinic for Women:

● Free Pregnancy Services

● Women’s Healthcare - Paps, STD testing, screening for yeast and bacteria, oral contraceptives

● Counseling- miscarriage, infant death, abortion, couples counseling

● Prevention Education- to educate youth, parents, and youth leaders (us!)- they have a cool curriculum.

1810 Hayes Street Nashville, TN 37203
615.321.0005 or text HCFW to 797979*


Begin Anew: Offers HiSet (GED) Preparatory training at three locations around town.
420 Main Street Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 244-3669

Martha O’Bryan: GED/HiSet courses with tutoring available
711 South Seventh Street Nashville, TN 37206

Government Assistance

Metro Social Services:

- Information & Referral
- Counseling
- Case Management
- Life Management Skills
- Homeless Services
- Senior Nutrition
- Burial Services
- Planning, Coordination & Social Data Analysis

800 2nd Ave N Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-6400

SNAP (food stamps): Provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families.

1000 2nd Ave N. Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-4000

WIC: Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Visit any Davidson Co. Public Health Dept.
(615) 880-2299


Apply for govt. assisted housing through MDHA. Look out for open enrollment announcements on website. Employment greatly benefits chances of housing acceptance.

MDHA: 701 S 6th St. Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 252-8400

Emergency Housing/Housing Options

○ Nashville Rescue Mission:
1716 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

■ They will take anyone anytime unless they have been before. If so, they must arrive by 6:30pm. No one under 18 allowed without parent/guardian.

Dial 211. This is a direct line to United Way. When they answer tell them the situation and they can provide you with numbers to call.


Smart Steps Child Care Payment Assistance

● Must be employed no less than 30 hours per week, or be enrolled and attending a post-secondary education program full-time, or a combination of both

● Must have a child between ages six (6) weeks old through five (5) years old

● Household gross income must be below the 85th percentile of the State Median Income (SMI) for Tennessee. Please refer to the flyer at the link below for the Household Income Limits chart.


Search https://www.tn.gov/accweb/ to view by county directory of daycares who accept Smart Steps

Early Head Start:
Childcare For low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families

Locations serving infants and toddlers age 0-3 years old:

● McNeilly Center for Children (Main Site) 400 Meridian Street Nashville, TN. 37207
615-255-2549 or 615-255-0853

● McNeilly Center for Children (Infants and Toddlers) 611 Stockell Street Nashville, TN. 37207
615-780-5427 or 615-780-5428

What you will need to apply: Proof of Family Income, Insurance Cards, Social Security Cards, Child's Birth Certificate, Shot Record, Current Well Baby physical

Tennessee Early Intervention Services: - TEIS helps families with children with disabilities or developmental delays connect to the supports and services they need.

(800) 852-7157

Other Resources:

East Nashville Cooperative Ministry

807 Main Street • Nashville TN 37206

615 244 7312

·      Build holistic relationships by giving hope to our impoverished community to support themselves by making connections, growing food, making good food choices and by giving back.

·      Have diapers, baby formula and baby foods.   This program is an emergency relief program in which families may receive a food box 3 times within a six-month period.



Families First Child Care Assistance

Parents participating in the Families First program who need childcare to complete the work activities in their personal responsibility plan can receive financial assistance with the cost of childcare. Families First parents do not pay a parent co-pay in this program. Eligibility is based on Families First income guidelines.


Transitional Child Care Assistance

Parents whose Families First case has closed are potentially eligible for 18 months of transitional childcare assistance. Each parent must meet a work activity requirement of 30 hours per week in order to be eligible for this program. Parents must pay a co-pay fee based on a sliding income scale.


At-Risk Child Only

Nonparental caretakers who are receiving Families First for a related child may be eligible for this childcare assistance. Caretakers must pay a co-pay fee based on a sliding income scale and must participate in 30 hours of work, training or education weekly.


Teen Child Care Assistance

This program is for eligible high school or middle school mothers.

These young mothers must stay in school in order to receive

childcare assistance. Parents must pay a co-pay fee based on a sliding income scale.


Families First:


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, is a workforce development and employment program. It is temporary and has a primary focus on gaining self-sufficiency through employment. The Families First program helps participants reach this goal by providing transportation, child care assistance, education, job training, employment activities, and other support services. Temporary cash assistance is also provided to families with dependent children when at least one parent is incapacitated, unemployed, deceased, or absent from the home, and the family is unable to pay for essential living expense



Legal Aid –

Contact info: 615-244-6610.


Prevent child abuse TN



Crisis Housing

1. Sophia’s Heart

2479 Murfreesboro Rd.

Suite #515

Nashville, TN 37217


1034 West Eastland Ave

Nashville, TN 37206




2. Salvation Army- Center of Hope

Center of Hope – Nashville Area Command

631 Dickerson Road                                                      

(615) 242-0411

April Calvin, Program Director Transitional Housing

(615) 242-0411 x111


Rocenta Woods, Lead Case Manager

(615) 242-0411 x106


3. Monroe Harding

Youth Connections, Monroe Harding, Inc.

McKendree United Methodist Church, Third Floor

523 Church Street

Nashville, TN 37219

(615) 226-3614


4. Rooftop Nashville

-provides assistance to housing


Rooftop Nashville

3511 Gallatin Rd, Suite 202

Nashville TN, 37216



Health Clinics

1. Hope Clinic- Faith based crisis pregnancy center.

Provide free doctors apts, prenatal visits, set up OBGYN for delivery, provide educational classes, free counseling, and ultrasounds.



1810 Hayes Street

Nashville, TN 37203



More Information about Diaper Connection:

Locations and Directions for Using NASHVILLE DIAPER CONNECTION:

Catholic Charities


2806 McGavock Pike


Call This Number

Listen to Voicemail

Leave all the information they request, speak slowly and clearly A volunteer will call you back for Diaper Pick up

Bring a Photo ID when you pick up

They can only provide free diapers every 3 months


East Nashville Cooperative Ministry


3115 Gallatin Pike


Visit Food Pantry Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm

Bring Photo ID and ID for your baby (Social Security Card, Birth Certificate)


Family and Children’s Services


Diapers only provided for those enrolled in their extended family care program


Martha O’Bryan Center


711 S. 7th Street


Go to Food Bank Part of the Center between 2pm - 5pm

Bring photo ID and ID for your baby (Social Security Card, Birth Certificate)


Prevent Child Abuse TN



Ask Abby for Referral to their program

diapers and other supplies provided when you sign up for their program


St Luke’s Community House


5601 New York Avenue


1 pack per child

Can receive diapers and/or food 1 time a month

Come to location during regular business hours

Bring photo ID and some sort of ID for your baby (SS Card, birth certificate)