Survivor Resources


Call Tornado Recovery Connection
at (615) 270-9255 today.

In partnership with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and Recover Wilson County, local agencies and community groups are coordinating efforts to address your recovery needs and help our neighbors rebuild from the March tornadoes. The Tornado Recovery Connection / Disaster Recovery Connection helpline provides callers throughout Middle Tennessee with resources for immediate relief and helps identify those with long-term needs.

The Tornado Recovery Connection / Disaster Recovery Connection helpline is administered by TNUMC and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), which has been serving disasters since 1940. UMCOR brings their knowledge and experience to a community and helps set up local case managers–the people who provide care and counsel, and walk with tornado survivors through their recovery.

Tornado Recovery Connection provides assistance for the following services:

  • Counseling and mental health support
  • Direct financial assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Home repair and construction services
  • Household goods + furnishings
  • Housing placement
  • Insurance + FEMA mediation
  • Legal assistance
  • Mortgage assistance
  • Primary healthcare services
  • Rent assistance
  • Short-term housing
  • Tree debris removal
  • Utility payment assistance


Local Resources


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Catholic Charities of Tennessee team of counseling professionals is currently focused on preventing long-term emotional problems that can be caused by traumatic events, such as the tornado or sudden, mass unemployment caused by the threat of coronavirus. Our experience helping survivors after the 2010 flood in Nashville taught us that it can take 18 months or longer for many people impacted by these disasters to recover emotionally. All Catholic Charities counselors are professionals licensed by the state and are experts at helping clients address issues of stress, anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, and much more. For more information on counseling services at Catholic Charities call 615-352-3087.

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center offers individual, couples and family therapy focused on areas such as depression, anxiety, relationships, anger management, grief and loss, communication/conflict, divorce recovery, sexual issues, co-dependency, substance abuse, treatment and stress management.  Matthew Walker CHC has three locations in Nashville,  Clarksville and Smyrna.  The Nashville office is located at 1035 14th Avenue North, Nashville, TN  37208.  Please call 615.327.9400 for more information and scheduling.

Crisis (Emergency) Services
TN Dept. of Mental Health 24 Hr Crisis Line/Mobile Crisis
(855) 274-7471

Metro Health Department: Behavioral Health and Wellness Services

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Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Mental Health in the Black Community

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Give Black, Give Back co-chairs Lisa Swift-Young and Kia Jarmon host yet another powerful live conversation – this time focused on Mental Health within the Black Community: Moving Forward in 2021.

Panelists Tammy Hines, LPC-MHSP, ACS & Psychotherapy and Gregory D. Holley, Jr. MS Psychology of Bellevue Behavior Health Group join Robin Chester, Ph.D., LPC, MHSP and Anidolee Melville-Chester, Ph.D,. MFT from Tree of Life Counseling & Consulting Services of Brentwood for December’s edition of Give Black, Give Back Conversations.
These mental health experts discuss:

  • State of mental health at end of 2020 and the toll this year has taken on the Black community, including the emotional roller coaster and loss experienced
  • Practical steps to protect mental health in 2021 including setting boundaries for a more successful and productive personal and professional well-being