Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

Tennessee Assistance Programs and Services


  • Tennessee Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 866-311-4287
  • Tennessee Families First  – A workforce development and employment program that helps qualifying participants reach their goal by providing transportation, child care assistance, education, job training, employment activities, and other support servicesCall: 866-311-4287
  • Tennessee Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: 800-342-8359
  • Tennessee TennCare  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Tennessee residents, Call: 800-342-3145
  • Tennessee CoverKids Program  – Offers free health coverage for children and pregnant women who do not have insurance and who make too much to qualify for Tenncare, Call: 866-620-8864
  • Tennessee Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 800-342-5942
  • Tennessee School Nutrition Program  – Provides nutritious meals and snacks for students in public and private schools, as well as residential and child care institutions and administers the USDA’s National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Afterschool Snack Program across the stateCall: 615-741-5158
  • Tennessee Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 615-741-4849
  • Tennessee Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Designed to assist low-income households, primarily those who pay a high proportion of household income on home energy, in meeting their immediate energy needs, Call: 615-815-2200
  • Tennessee Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists low-income households in reducing their fuel costs while contributing to national energy conservation through increased energy efficiency and consumer education, Call: 615-815-2200
  • Tennessee Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 615-741-3111
  • Tennessee Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with benefits to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 615-741-3111
  • Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Tennessee Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA