Personal Counseling

Your counselor can help with more than scheduling and planning for life after graduation. When you discuss a personal problem/issue with your counselor, the conversation will be kept confidential, unless your life or someone else’s life is in danger. In some cases, your counselor will refer you to one of the community organizations listed below. You can also contact these organizations directly. (Click here for printable version.)

Suicide Prevention Hotline- 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Sadly, Hillsboro has lost students to suicide in the past. Please, if you or a friend is feeling like this is an option, call the hotline, talk to an adult, or find your counselor immediately!

Academic Assistance, Enrichment & After-School Programs

A to Z In-Home Tutoring

Provides tailored one-on-one tutoring in the comfort and convenience of the home. Provides services to students with reading problems, ADD/ADHD, auditory processing problems to those who are formally diagnosed as learning disabled. They also specialize in SAT and ACT and use actual practice tests published by these companies to help students get ready.


Nashville Career Advancement Center (NCAC)

Provides tutoring, study skills, activities leading to drop-out prevention, alternative secondary school offerings, summer employment linked directly to academic and occupational learning, paid and unpaid work experiences, occupational skills training, leadership development opportunities, supportive services, adult mentoring, follow-up services, comprehensive guidance and counseling (as appropriate) Eligible youth: ages 14-21; low income; has one or more of the following: deficient in basic literacy skills, a school dropout, homeless, runaway, or foster child, pregnant/a parent, an offender, an individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment.

Phone: (615) 862-8890

Charles Davis Foundation

This foundation provides tutoring and after school programs for students in the J.C. Napier homes. For over a decade now, The Charles Davis Foundation has provided programs that enhance the quality of life for thousands of residents of Nashville’s most impoverished areas. These programs include sports camps and leagues, mentoring, job placement and training, tutoring, computer training, drug prevention, character development, HIV/AIDS awareness, survival skills, scholarship, financial aid, guest lectures, cultural exposure and economic development.

Location: 615 Main Street, Nashville, Tennessee, 37206
Telephone: (615)254-0396

Homework Hotline

Free homework assistance by phone to students or parents in Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Robertson, Rutherford, Williamson, or Wilson counties. Students can call Monday-Thursday from 4-8pm. Located at 4805 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: 615-298-6636

College Connection

Providing assistance to high school seniors and recent high school graduates. They provide college search workshops, career exploration programs, admissions application assistance, essay reviews, mock interviews, and many more services. Located at 1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203


Project for Neighborhood Aftercare (PNA)

Provides before and after school programs that concentrate on academics, health, community, affordability, and enrichment. Located at 2807 Bransford Avenue, Suite C, Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: 615-385-7067

Project S.E.E.

Part of the Samaritan Ministries of the Temple Church. Provides tutoring, mentoring and summer enrichment. Contact: Donna Priester, Program Coordinator, email: Located at 2320 26th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: 615-742-8905

Youth Speaks Nashville

Allows teens to express themselves creatively through the literary and performing arts.

Phone: 615-686-5456


Offers after-school activities primarily to teens and middle-schoolers and 70% of the kids who take the classes get a scholarship to do so. They also provide free counseling weekdays between 3-6 pm. Located at 401 6th Ave South, Nashville, TN

Phone: 615-843-4001

YMCA of Middle Tennessee Outreach

Provides a number of youth programs that focus on education, skills development, college preparation, and leadership. Located at 1000 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203



Health & Wellness

Meharry Youth Clinic

Our Mission is to provide Holistic Comprehensive wellness care to vulnerable and undeserved youth as a collaboration with Meharry Medical College and the agencies located at the Youth Opportunity Center. The Meharry Youth Health and Wellness Center offers both medical and wellness/ preventive services designed to cater to the specific needs of today’s youth. The Youth Opportunity Center at 1704 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37203 (The entrance is on the ground level in the back.)

Phone: (615) 891-2895

Hope Program of Catholic Charities

Free program for youth ages 5 to 18 who have experienced a homicide and/or assault in their family or community. To make a referral to the HOPE Program, please contact Jessica Chapman, LMSW, HOPE Counselor at (615) 352-5827.

Girls on the Run

To inspire, educate, and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect, positive relationships and healthy active living

Phone: 615-218-8551

Backfield In Motion

Combines year-round athletics and academics (tutoring, athletic practice and sports leagues) to inspire inner city boys to reach their maximum potential and become significant contributors to society as they enter adulthood. Located at 920 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206

Phone: 615-227-9935

Nashville Health Center—Planned Parenthood

Provides emergency contraception, STD testing, including HIV, LGBTQI services, and general women’s and men’s health services. Located at 412 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-321-7216

Clinical & Residential Services

Scarab Behavioral Health Services

Privately owned company providing behavioral health services in the Meddle and East Tennessee areas. Scarab is licensed as an Outpatient Mental Health Facility in the Middle and East Regions of TN. Specializes in providing in-home supports to children and youth with a Developmental Disability diagnosis (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, etc) and coexisting mental health issues that results in the child’s use of challenging behaviors. Scarab’s Adolescent Psychosexual Program specializes in providing in-home supports to children and youth with inappropriate sexual behaviors. Supports are additionally provided to the parents and/or guardians of the identified children and youth.

Phone: 615-262-7822

Children’s Special Services Program

Program which assists with providing medical care, including speech and hearing services, to children up to age 21. Located at 311 23rd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-340-5697

Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics

The Vanderbilt Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic provide outpatient treatment for psychosomatic difficulties, alcohol and substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, affective disorders, psychotic disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and more. Interpreter services available on request.

Phone: (615) 322-2028

Hermitage Hall

Residential treatment center specializing in serving children with histories of trauma, neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and trauma induced experiences. Treatment designed around youth’s age, developmental needs, cognitive level, past traumatic experiences, and method of learning. Location: 1220 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, 37203

Phone: (615) 742-3000


Centerstone has developed a special approach to help children overcome behavioral health challenges. Their counselors and therapists create an environment of trust to encourage young clients to open up and share their feelings. They develop individualized treatment plans to address the unique needs of each child. Centerstone teams with families, schools and communities to build a network of support that allows healing to occur. Located at 1101 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208

Phone: 615-463-6600

Bradford Health Services (IOP)

Rehabilitation center for alcohol/drug abuse and addiction for both adults and adolescents

Location: 1410 Donelson Pike, Suite A7, Nashville, TN, 37217
Phone: (615) 291-2956
Toll Free: (800) 677-8209, or (24/7) 1-888-577-0012

Support & Encouragement

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.


GLSEN: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Located at 1704 Charlotte, Ave. Ste. 130, Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: (615) 329-9191

Alive Hospice

Resources for students and families affected by the death of a loved one.


Counseling and Other Social Services

Oasis Center

Dedicated to helping teenagers effectively transition into adulthood. Offers a variety of programs from an art studio to the only residential shelter for teens in Nashville.


Tennessee Domestic Violence Helpline

Confidential, 24-hour-a-day service offering support and assistance to victims of domestic violence.
(800) 356-6767

The Mary Parish Center for Victims of Domestic Violence

Offers transitional housing and/ or shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Also offers assistance with legal representation, case managment, transportation, job placement, information and transportation to GED classes.

Office/Hotline: (615) 256-5959

Bridges- Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Hearing Communities

Provides services. classes, workshops, and programs to the deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing populations.

Location: Main Office–935 Edgehill Avenue Nashville, TN 37203
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Voice/TTY: 615-248-8828
Video Phone (Local): 615-290-5147
Video Phone (Toll-free): 866-385-6524
24-Hour Emergency: 615-244-0979
Fax: 615-248-4797

Celebrating Families! Provided by Renewal House

A substance abuse prevention program, provided by Renewal House, Inc, that helps children in families whose lives have been affected by the substance use/abuse of a parent or other primary caregiver in their family (meaning that this family member has used or abused alcohol or other drugs, either presently, or in the past.) If you know anyone who would like to know more about CF!, or would like to refer a family to our next group cycle, please contact us! 1. By email:,, or Please include the adult’s full name, children’s full names and ages, and any phone numbers so we can contact the client. 2. By phone: our CF voicemail line at (615) 255-5222 x 311. Please leave your name and a phone number, and a staff member will call back.

Exchange Club Family Center Inc.

Offers a variety of programs to help end child abuse and family violence. These programs services include a 24-hour hotline, adult anger management, counseling, parenting classes, and family mediation services.

Phone: 615-333-2644

Sexual Assault Center

Offers individual and group therapy, prevention programs, and advocacy about sexual assault and rape. Located at 101 French Landing Drive, Nashville, TN 37228 Phone:259-9055 Website:

Child Abuse and Neglect

(TN Department of Children Services) It may take up to 24 hours to process reports of abuse and neglect made through the web-based internet reporting process. If you believe the allegation of abuse/neglect/fatality you are reporting requires action in less than 24 hours, please contact The Department of Children’s Service’s Central Intake Division Child Abuse Hotline at 1-877-237-0004 or 1-877-54ABUSE (1-877-542-2873). Contact 911 if the situation is a life-threatening emergency.

Nashville Rescue Mission

Christ-centered community dedicated to helping the hungry, homeless and hurting. We strive to restore hope and transform lives by offering programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment and life-recovery.

Phone: (615) 255-2475


Music City Mission

Provide clothing, food boxes, household items, furniture, counseling, holiday meals, and special events for needy families. The emphasis is on providing services for those coming out of homelessness, domestic violence and addiction centers, and prison.

Phone: 615-788-1490

Physical address: 413 Veritas St., Nashville, TN 37211

Metro Social Services

Metropolitan Social Services (MSS) provides a range of services to help Davidson County residents who are in need. These services promote positive change for individuals and families in times of crisis and economic hardship. Information & Referral, Counseling, Case Management, Homeless Services, Senior Nutrition, Homemaker Services, Burial Services, Planning & Coordination. Linking People In Need with Programs, Resources, and Information. 800 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201

Phone: 615-862-6458

Lloyd C Elam Mental Health Center

Outpatient counseling, substance abuse treatment center; services available for people with limited English proficiency

Phone: (615) 326-6609, (615) 327-6255
Address: 1005 Dr. David B Todd Jr. Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208

STARS (Students Taking A Right Stand)

Provides case management, intensive outpatient groups and individual counseling services for uninsured youth with substance abuse problems and their families

Phone: (615) 279-0058

Family and Children’s Service

Provides individual, family, and group support and counseling. Located at 201 23rd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-320-0591 (They also have a crisis call center at 244-7444.)

Lifecare Family Services

* Must have TennCare* Upon contacting LifeCare for an initial appointment you will be scheduled with a trained mental health or counseling professional. During this initial visit, the level of care and services will be determined in conjunction with your assigned professional caregiver. The services referred may include Counseling, Case Management, Nursing, and/or Psychiatric intervention depending on the severity of the issues. LifeCare offers both individual and group counseling and case management services customized to fit the needs of the individual, couple, single parent, or traditional family who is experiencing any on going issues in their life and need professional help or assistance. Located at 145 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211

Phone: 615-781-0013


The mission of MDHA is to create affordable housing opportunities for Nashvillians, nurture our neighborhoods, and build a greater downtown. MDHA provides rental assistance, and works to provide affordable housing options for those in need. This program offers transitional housing for individuals dealing with homelessness.

Phone: 615-252-8400 (public housing); 615-252-6500 (Section 8)

Ladies of Charity Welfare Agency, Inc.

Ladies of Charity is a social service agency offering the following: emergency financial assistance with rent and utilities (will not assist in the payment of phone bill), provide clothing and food.

Location: 2212 State Street Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 327-3430

Sophia’s Heart- Compassion Nashville

Sophia’s Heart provides free transitional housing in Nashville to families experiencing homelessness. Its individualized comprehensive treatment program includes: Financial management (personal savings and budgeting), Educational classes (tutoring and parenting classes, GED referral, etc.), Family engagement (anger management, conflict resolution, marriage counseling, etc.), Career assistance (exploration of different career options, life skills development, resume building,and job search assistance), Spiritual enrichment (personal development and image consulting).

Location: 1034 West Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: 800-595-6269

Room In the Inn

Provides housing and shelter during the months of November and March. Serves mainly “first time” homeless and chronic homeless populations.

Location: 705 Drexel St. Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 251-7019

Renewal House

Offers transitional housing and/or shelter for women, and their children, in recovery from substance abuse and co-occuring mental disorders.

Phone: 615-255-5222

Clothes Closet

Program that provides secondhand clothing for people who cannot afford to purchase these items at retail prices. Community clothes closet is open Wednesdays from 9-11am.

Phone: 615-262-5531
Location: Eastminister United Presbyterian Church 3930 Gallatin Rd, Nashville, TN 37216

Kid Savers of America, Inc.:

Clothing provided to low-income families in crisis.
124 & 128 South Water Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066

Phone: 615-452-0051

Music City Mission

Provides clothing for all sizes child to adult to low-income individuals. Located at 413 Veritas St, Nashville, TN 37211

Phone: 615-333-9377

Samaritan Ministries

Provides new or secondhand clothing for people who cannot afford to purchase these items at retail prices. Included are clothing exchange programs.

Location: 1041 28th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: 615-329-1523

Two Rivers Baptist Church

Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing for people who cannot afford to purchase these items at retail prices.

Location: 2800 McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 615-889-3950

Christian Community Outreach

Provides new or secondhand clothing for people in zip code 37138. One time in 6 months.

Location: 209 Bridgeway Street, Old Hickory, TN 37138
Phone: 615-847-4996

Goodlettsville Help Center

Programs that provide new or secondhand clothing for people who cannot afford to purchase these items at retail prices: once every 4 months. Residents of 37072, 37080, & 37189.

Location: 108 Depot St, Ste 400, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Phone: 615-859-4706

Salvation Army

Clothing vouchers distributed to the homeless or low-income individuals in need.

Location: 225 Berry Street, Nashville, TN 37207
Phone: 615-255-0921

East Nashville Cooperative Ministry

Provides a free change of clothes once a week or unlimited clothing for sale at modest prices.

Location: 807 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: 615-244-7312

Madison Church of Christ

Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing for people who cannot afford to purchase these items at retail prices. Included are clothing exchange programs.

Location: 106 Gallatin Rd, Madison, TN 37116
Phone: 615-868-3360

Clothing For Domestic Violence Victims (The Mary Parrish Center)

Provides free clothing for domestic violence victims and their children.

Location: 200 Church Street, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37201

Phone: 615-256-5959

ESL Services

La Familia Resource Center

Call to set up an appointment if you’re in need of assistance. “Our mission is to connect Hispanic families with the resources that are available for this population in the community as well as advocating and providing any assistance through the implementation of programs and services that will benefit their growth and development in the society.” La Familia Resource Center at J. V. Morsch Center for Social Justice Trevecca Nazarene University 333 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Phone: (615) 248-1554

YMCA Latino Achievers

Offers tutoring and after-school programs for Latino students.

Phone: 615-834-1300

Uniting Resources Online- Immigrant Guides & ESL

At Resources to Unite Communities, we offer an affordable English Language curriculum and resources that explain the ins and outs of living in the United States. We are a one-stop shop offering personal support to provide you with high-quality, practical, and ready-to-use tools to start or enhance your adult immigrant integration program. Our materials and trainings are interactive and create a fun and respectful atmosphere, which helps with student and teacher retention, as well as friendship building.


Resources for Spanish Speaking Families from Conexión Américas / Recursos Para Familias que Hablan Español de Conexión Américas

This organization provides programs for Latino families that include: Social Integration, Information, Referrals and Direct Assistance, Conversational English, Financial Education, Taxpayer Education and Tax Return Preparation, Homeownership, Entrepreneurship, Grassroots Leadership Development, Parent Training for School Involvement, Advocacy, Community Outreach and Education. They speak Spanish.

Esta organización ofrece programas para las familias latinas que incluyen: Integración Social, información, referencias y asistencia directa, inglés conversacional, educación financiera, contribuyente educación y preparación de impuestos, vivienda, espíritu empresarial, desarrollo de liderazgo de base, primario de formación para la participación de la escuela, la promoción, la extensión comunitaria y la educación. Hablan a español.

Phone: (615) 269-6900


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