Family Collective

The Family Collective is an initiative to prevent and end family homelessness. This effort started at United Way of Greater Nashville in 2014. It was expanded to Rutherford County in 2021 through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. This partnership of UWGN and UWRCC has a mission to help over 3,000 homeless families living in poverty.


Families work collaboratively with service providers to:

  • Find and maintain permanent, stable housing
  • Receive mental health counseling
  • Access financial counseling
  • Connect with quality, affordable childcare
  • Work to increase income, education, and job training opportunities
  • Build social connections
  • Must be a family household (at least one adult ages 18+ and one child under age 17)
  • Income eligibility of becoming at or below the 185% of the Federal Poverty Line
  • Homeless: in shelter, staying in a vehicle, on the street, doubled-up with family or friends, in a motel/hotel, or in a place not meant for human habitation.
  • At-risk of homelessness: ten (10) or more days behind on rent/mortgage or utility payments, at risk of eviction/foreclosure, underemployed, or experiencing a job loss and/or experiencing a housing crisis.

If you need assistance, please visit one of our access points. An access point provider will administer the CES Assessment Process to get you and your family connected with the best services.

The Family Collective access point locations:

  • Community Helpers of Rutherford County 

          1809 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

          (615) 898-0617

  • The Journey Home

          308 W Castle St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 

          (615) 809-2644


You can also call 2-1-1 for additional support.

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