Gideon's Army provides food, supplies and case management for North Nashville residents impacted by the March 3rd tornados and Covid 19. 


To have a member of our team contact you click below. 


McGruder Family Resource Center offers a variety of support and resources for the North Nashville community including some case management services, a food pantry, programming for children and more.  

Contact McGruder FRC at (615) 291-4513.

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Nashville Resources

The list of resources below are divided by catergory. Some of the services and resources may overlap. Please contact the organization directly with questions or comments.

This list is updated every 48 hours as needed. 

  • Tennessee Housing Development Agency: Provides short term and permanent rental housing options. Call 1-877-428-8844 or CLICK HERE.

  • Athena Hospitality Group is offering hotels at a discounted rate in Nashville and Franklin for displaced residents, volunteers, or relief crews in need of hotel rooms. For information, email b.behrens@athenahospitalitygroup.com.

  • Emergency housing in Tennessee: Airbnb is offering free housing for those displaced and for volunteers helping with relief efforts. Free accommodations are available until March 24.  For information: airbnb.com/openhomes/disaster-relief/tntornado20.



  • The Nashville Food Project has deployed staff on the streets sharing nearly 2,000 made-from-scratch meals to emergency shelters and neighborhood recovery hubs in North Nashville, East Nashville, and Donelson. For daily routes, check their website. If you know of a shelter or community hub in need of food support, let them know.

  • Salvation Army: 615-242-0411

  • Second Harvest Food Bank: 615-329-3491

  • McGruder Family Resource Center - (615) 291-4513



  • HON has compiled information about COVID-19/Coronavirus concerns here.

  • For the most updated stats on Covid 19 in the state of Tennessee visit the TN Department of Health . There are remote assessment sites set up across the state. If you are feeling unwell or feel you have been exposed to Covid 19 you can visit a remote assessment site to be checked out. Click here for locations.

  • Metro Nashville has created a website for Covid 19 - you will find tips on staying safe, information and updates, including the status of Nashville services like suspending disconnects and evictions. For more information visit A Safe Nashville.

  • Dr. Jeffery Sonsino with Optique Nashville is offering free eye care treatment to those injured. Services offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 2817 West End Avenue Suite #117, Nashville, TN 37203. Call 615-321-4393 for more information.

  • Aetna Resources For Living (RFL) is offering in-the-moment phone support, informational brochures, community resource referrals, and management consultation. For information call 1-800-243-5240 and resources to individuals and organizations affected.

  • Trauma specialist Shaine Malek, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider, is offering Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy for those impacted to help them navigate emotion following the natural disaster. For information, call (615) 474-9012 or email malek.lpcmhsp@gmail.com.

  • Alive Hospice is offering free counseling and grief support for anyone affected by the tornado. Treatment is available for all ages. Please call (615) 963-4732.

  • Daystar Counseling Ministries is offering support for high school kids needing a safe place to process; free to families impacted by the storm. For information, call   (615) 298-5353.

  • Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. For information, call (1-800) 985-5990.

  • Nashville CARES is offering pro bono, brief intervention for anyone directly affected by the storms; treatment approaches to include brainspotting and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. Business hours are from 8 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information, (615) 921-0284.

  • Nashville 2020 Tornado Crisis Support is offering pro bono therapy provided by mostly private practice therapists. Click this link to choose a therapist of your choice and see open appointment times.

  • Safe Haven Trauma Services is offering pro bono crisis response; support groups for children and adults; with limited spots available for individual therapy. For information, (615) 241-6130.

  • Onsite Foundation is offering pro bono crisis support and grief counseling services for anyone affected. For information, call (615) 323-3191.

  • Text “TN” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line and to immediately be connected to a trained crisis counselor 24/7.  Click this link to learn about the Crisis Text Line    

  • The “My Health Care Home” website directs Middle Tennesseans to their nearest charitable clinic (i.e., Matthew Walker, Neighborhood Health, Neighborhood Health, etc.).  It includes prescription discounts, screenings, and more information at www.myhchTN.org. 

  • Go HERE for free, anonymous, evidence-based screenings for anxiety, depression, trauma, etc.  Parents can take a screening to determine if their children are showing symptoms of depression or anxiety. The back-end of the screenings provides local resources and do-it-yourself exercises to help.

  • Mental Health America proudly started Mental Health Month in May 1949.  Annually, we provide helpful resources to promote May as mental health month.  I hope that you find these resources to be helpful: https://mhanational.org/mental-health-month.  It includes some COVID-19 bonus materials.



  • The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making two essential resources available to families with a financial need. TDHS is accepting applications for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits and the Families First/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Cash Assistance program. The Emergency Cash Assistance program provides a one-time cash payment to families significantly impacted by the March 3rd weather disaster. For more information or to apply visit: TDHS .


  • Together with city partners, Metro Nashville has created the #COVID-19 Response Fund at United Way of Greater Nashville to provide individuals and families with economic aid needed to get through this crisis. For more information click here.

  • The American Red Cross continues to serve those affected by the recent tornadoes. Red Cross is prepared to provide financial assistance to support emergency needs to thousands of households that were destroyed or sustained major damage.Beginning Monday, March 16, at 9:00 a.m., head of households may contact the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS to speak to a dedicated call agent to complete an application for financial assistance.

  • NeedLink Nashville helps our neighbors meet basic needs in times of crisis by providing short-term assistance and links to other resources.