Resources for Tough Times

two people hugging Opens in new windowAARP Friendly Voice – Sometimes, just hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the line can help in challenging times. Call 888-281-0145, leave your information, and trained AARP Friendly Voice volunteers will provide a call to say hello.

assistance dogs international logo Opens in new windowAssistance Dogs International – A worldwide coalition of non-profit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs.  caregiver action network logo Opens in new windowCaregiver Action Network – The nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. Caregiver Help Desk 855-227-3640 Monday-Friday, 7am–6pm CT.

Childhelp Logo Opens in new windowChildhelp National Child Abuse Hotline – Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. 24/7 professional crisis counselors offer crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. 800-422-4453. All contacts are confidential.

Community Resources Google Map Opens in new windowCommunity Resource Map – Spring Hill Library staff have created a Google Map of community nonprofits, social services, and other resources located in Maury and Williamson Counties.

criminal injuries compensation icon Opens in new windowCriminal Injuries Compensation – If you or someone you know is an innocent victim of a violent crime committed in the State of Tennessee, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund may be a financial resource for reimbursed medical expenses, loss of wages, and other unforeseen costs.

Eldercare logo Opens in new windowEldercare Locator – A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, connecting you to services for older adults and their families. Online database and available at 800-677-1116.

Gale health wellness Opens in new windowGale Health and Wellness – Provides information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorders to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices. 

LGBT National Helpline Opens in new windowLGBT National Help Center – Offers a confidential safe space where you can find support, information, and local resources. LGBT National Hotline 888-843-4564. LGBT National Senior Hotline 888-234-7243. Available Monday-Friday from 3pm-11pm, CT and Saturday from 11am-4pm, CT.

national domestic abuse hotline logo Opens in new windowNational Domestic Violence Hotline – 24/7 free access to resources and support. Chat online, call 800-799-7233 or text "START" to 88788. Advocates are there to listen without judgement and help you begin to address what’s going on in your relationship. 

NAMI-Williamson and Maury Counties TN  Opens in new windowNAMI HelpLine – Free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public. The NAMI HelpLine is not a crisis line or suicide prevention line. Available Monday through Friday, 9am-9pm, CT. Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to 62640, or email at

988-rural-1-large Opens in new window988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 988 is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support for suicide, mental health, and substance use-related crises or any kind of emotional distress. Call or text 988 or chat at 24/7. TTY Users, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.

partnership to end addiction logo Opens in new windowPartnership to End Addiction – Helpline for anyone playing a supportive role in the life of someone struggling with substance use. Join online support groups or text CONNECT to 55753.

RAINN Opens in new windowRAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline – No matter what stage of recovery you’re at, confidential and anonymous support is available 24/7 for survivors & loved ones. Call 800-656-HOPE and talk to a trained staff member or connect with a local sexual assault service provider. Online chat one-on-one with a trained support specialist at

samhsa logo Opens in new windowSAMHSA’s National Helpline – 800-662-4357, or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24/7 information service for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. 

Tennessee Crisis Line Opens in new windowTennessee Statewide Crisis Line If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471) OR text “TN” to 741-741. Available 24/7. All calls are routed to a trained crisis counselor in your area, who will provide you support and guidance, and work to connect you with appropriate community supports. This service is free!

tennessee 211 Opens in new windowTennessee 211 – Dial 211 for Tennessee’s community services help line. Talk to a real person who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you info for the closest places where you can get help. Don’t worry if you don’t know what type of service you need. All calls are free and completely confidential. 

Military Support

hand with american flag Opens in new windowLines for Life Military Helpline  Helpline for service members, veterans, and their families. 24/7, free, confidential, operated independently, and not affiliated with the Department of Defense. Provides emotional support and referrals to additional resources. Call 888-457-4838

military one source logo Opens in new windowMilitary OneSource – Need help navigating the adoption process? Want to better understand your wounded warrior benefits? Is it time to explore adult disability care for your parents? Military OneSource provides support from professionally trained consultants by phone on a broad range of issues for service members, their families, and survivors. Eligible members can receive an unlimited number of specialty consultations.

Homeless Veterans Hotline Logo Opens in new windowNational Call Center for Homeless Veterans – If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, call (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) or chat online with trained counselors 24/7.

american flag painting Opens in new windowNational Center for PTSD – World's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress. Learn about symptoms, treatments, and find help. 

Safe Helpline logo Opens in new windowSafe Helpline  The Department of Defense’s (DoD) hotline for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Completely anonymous, confidential, 24/7, specialized service. Operated by RAINN. Call 877-995-5247, chat online, or download the app. 

Veterans crisis line logo Opens in new windowVeterans Crisis Line – If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, dial 988 and press 1 to contact the Veterans Crisis Line. Veterans may still use the previous phone number 800-273-8255 and Press 1, text 838255, and online chat.