School Social Workers act as a link between schools, families and community resources. They provide comprehensive services to families and schools to prevent, intervene and help remove social, psychological and economic barriers that interfere with a child’s ability to learn and succeed.
School Social Workers collaborate with principals, teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and other staff to help students who are having difficulties at school and in the home. After in-school staff identify needs, the School Social Worker can serve as a consultant for the school or as a direct service provider for the family. Other services include consulting with the schools regarding Department of Children’s Services referrals, or participating as a member of the IEP or AST team, if requested.
Graceworks Ministries: Comprehensive services, including rent and food assistance, clothing, homelessness, etc. 615-794-9055
Mid- Cumberland Human Resource Agency: An independent, non-profit organization committed to helping individuals and communities become more self-sufficient, Mid-Cumberland provides services that work toward improving the health, well-being, and economic opportunities of people needing critical support or of those who may have an immediate need. Critical services include assistance with utilities and transportation. 615-790-5789
Franklin Transit Trolley Service: Franklin Transit/TMA Group connects people in the Franklin and Cool Springs Area by providing public transportation services. 615-628-0260
TennCare Transportation: Assistance with transportation in getting to and from your health care appointments. United Healthcare 1-866-405-0238; AmeriGroup 1-866-680-0633; BlueCare 1-866-473-7563
Franklin Housing Authority: The Franklin Housing Authority provides affordable housing to families and individuals with low to moderate income. FHA operates 288 public housing units throughout Franklin, serving nearly 600 residents. It is funded through rental income and subsidies from the Department of Housing & Urban Development. 615-794-1247
Community Housing Partnership of Williamson County: Community Housing Partnership of Williamson County (CHP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to achieve quality affordable housing for elderly, low income, disabled and work force families of Williamson County. By using housing alternatives, CHP seeks to create, supply and maintain appropriate housing by rehabilitation, maintenance and restoration.
Mid-Cumberland Head Start: The federal Head Start program provides low-income 3-and 4-year-old children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services. 615-794-0166
Community Childcare: The Community Childcare Center is a not for profit organization. Its sole purpose is to provide quality childcare to those in the community that can least afford it. 615-794-8986
Big Brother Big Sister of Middle Tennessee: The BB/BS program provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 615-329-9191
www.needhelppayingbills.com: an organization that provides people a place to get information on assistance programs. This site provides phone numbers, addresses, and information on thousands of non-profit agencies, government and public assistance programs, and charity organizations.
Financial Empowerment Center: Get free one-on-one financial counseling. Plan for your future, manage debt, establish or improve credit, create a budget, and more. All sessions are virtual.
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Alive Grief Support*
1897 General George Patton Road
Franklin, TN, (615) 963- 4732 Individual Counseling, Child Loss Support, Support Groups, Children’s day camps, retreats, and more. Available to anyone in the community.
The Compassionate Friends* Supporting Family After a Child Dies
1604 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN, (615) 356- 4823 2nd Sunday of each month at 3:00
Offers therapeutic counseling to those who have experienced the loss of a child regardless of ability to pay.
(615) 478- 8260 firstname.lastname@example.org
Griefshare* Online search engine to find grief support groups near you