To ensure that our community matches needs with resources more efficiently, Safe Haven Family Shelter only takes referrals and applications through Nashville’s Coordinated Entry (CE). Please call 615-862-6444 to start the process and see what resources are available to you.


The goal of Prevention Assistance is to prevent families from becoming homeless in Davidson County. To qualify for this assistance you must live in Davidson County and have children under the age of 18 years living in the home. To be a good candidate for prevention services, you must meet one of the following: (1) If you are behind on rent AND have been to court (or have an upcoming court date) (2) If you receive Section 8 or live in MDHA housing and your utilities are CUT OFF (3)If you are behind on rent and have received a letter from your landlord stating that you are at risk of being evicted due to non-payment. If you are a good candidate based on the above, please click HERE to complete the Prevention Assistance referral form.


For additional options and to be connected with food, shelter, etc. Please call the community helpline (2-1-1 from any mobile phone) or click here to visit the 2-1-1 website and/or chat with a representative.