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Tennessee Continua of Care Regions

A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a regional or local planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals, primarily using funding received through U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HUD identifies four necessary parts of a continuum:

  • Outreach, intake, and assessment in order to identify service and housing needs and provide a link to the appropriate level of both;
  • Emergency shelter to provide an immediate and safe alternative to sleeping on the streets, especially for homeless families with children;
  • Transitional housing with supportive services to allow for the development of skills that will be needed once permanently housed; and
  • Permanent and permanent supportive housing to provide individuals and families with an affordable place to live with services if needed.

Please click on the tabs below the map for specific information on individual Continuums of Care regions and how to find help.


Community Alliance for the Homeless

Point of Contact for Homeless Persons:
Grant Ebbesmeyer
P: 901-527-1302 Ext: 302

44 North Second Street, Suite 302
Memphis, TN 38103
P: 901-527-1302
Executive Director: D. Cheré Bradshaw, LMSW


Tennessee Homeless Solutions
Help Line: 866-307-5469

60 Natchez Trace South
Lexington, TN 38351

Executive Director: Amy McDonald


Community Housing Partnership of Williamson County

Director of Homeless Programming
Rae Sanchez
615.790.5556 x8952 (office)

Nashville - Davidson County Metro Development and Housing Agency

Help Line: 211 or 615-862-6432. 

P.O. Box 846
Nashville, TN 37202
P: 615-252-8574

Homeless Coordinator: Suzie Tolmie


Housing, Health & Human Services Alliance of Rutherford County (H3ARC)  

Point of Contact for Homeless Persons:
Scott Foster
P:  615-809-2644

Geoff Parker
Executive Director


Homeless Advocacy for Rural Tennessee
Help Line: 844-556-7626

Point of Contact for Homeless Persons:
Lisa Thompson
P: 931-484-7020

P.O. Box 3311
Crossville, TN 38557
P: 931-484-3207
Contact: Terry Burdett

Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition
Help Line: 423-326-4234

Point of Contact for Homeless Persons

The Homeless Helpline
P:  423-326-4234

600 N. Holtzclaw Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
P: 423-710-1501

Executive Director: Wendy Winters

Director of System Performance:


Knoxville/Knox County Continuum of Care

Help Line:  211 or 865-215-4211

Committee Chair: Michael Dunthorn
400 Main Street, Rm 520
Knoxville, TN 37902
P: 865-215-3103


Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless
Help Line: 888.556.0791

Point of Contact for Homeless Persons:
Stanley Taylor
P: 877-488-8234

PO Box 1015
Jacksboro, TN 37757
P: 423-494-0173
Chief Development Officer: Mikhael Armao


Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness

Help Line: 844-989-CARE (2273)

Point of Contact for Homeless Persons
Tammy Kosa
P: 423-557-4171

P.O. Box 3797
Johnson City, TN 37602
P: 423-928-2724
Executive Director: Anne Cooper