The Tennessee Coalition’s Emergency Assistance Fund
is open to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors from all Tennessee counties.The purpose of the fund is to help survivors who are fleeing violence or in the process of establishing new safe homes.
Only specific expenses are permitted by this fund.
The Coalition accepts applications for emergency assistance from:
Domestic violence and sexual assault survivors
Advocates at shelters or programs who are assisting survivors
If you are a survivor who has not yet been in contact with a shelter or program, please let us know and we will connect you to one of our member programs. The program can provide you with a full range of needed services, including assistance with establishing a safe and sustainable housing option.
For confidentiality purposes, please use your first name and last initial only on the application
The maximum amount of assistance provided is $300
If you need help finding other financial assistance options or resources, give our office a call at (615) 386-9406. We are open Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Funding and Reporting Procedures:
The Tennessee Coalition is sensitive to the emergent needs of survivors and aims to respond to applications within 1-2 days of submission. During periods when we receive a large number of applications, however, response times may be longer.
Examples of Funding we CAN Provide:
Examples of Funding we CANNOT Provide:
Checks to individual applicants
Non-emergency needs like internet
U-Haul or other vehicle rentals
Please note that hotel stays are used only as a last resort option.