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.

Application Guidelines:

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:

  • Bus tickets

  • Utility deposits/payments

  • Rent deposits/payments

  • Gas Cards

Examples of Funding we CANNOT Provide:

  • Checks to individual applicants

  • Money orders

  • Medications

  • Non-emergency needs like internet

  • U-Haul or other vehicle rentals

Please note that hotel stays are used only as a last resort option.

​​Call us:


​Find us: 

2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 425
Nashville, TN 37217

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The office is closed through May 31 but services are available. Reach us 8am-5pm Monday through Thursday at our phone number, 615 386-9406

24-hour State-Wide Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-800-356-6767

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the State of Tennessee.