About TN Caregiver Coalition

Our Mission

The mission of the Tennessee Caregiver Coalition is to be responsive to the needs of caregivers by providing relief and support services.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which caregivers are fully supported, connected and uplifted each day.

Our Organizational Values

Being a caregiver for your loved one can take a toll on your own health. It is important to find help to take care of your own physical, mental, and emotional needs.

Caregiving Provider

A professional, friend, or family member who provides regular care for a child or person who is sick, elderly, or disabled.

Respite Care Provider

Someone who gives caregivers a break by providing temporary care for a child or person who is sick, elderly, or disabled.

Still Not Sure?

It’s important that you identify yourself as a caregiver before you can begin finding resources to take care of YOU so that you can better take care of THEM.

Watch this video and see if any of these sound like your in-home story.

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Complete your profile by taking a quick survey to help us identify your needs by learning more about you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Respite is a period of rest and relief. It’s an opportunity for caregivers to have a break and take some time off for themselves.

Being a caregiver can be a very taxing and intensive job. Respite gives caregivers a chance to take some time for themselves, resulting in an enhanced quality of life.

Sometimes caregivers feel guilty accepting care. They also might not want others to take care of their loved ones, or they might feel that taking care is their responsibility. They also might not know about respite care or have the time to look into resources.

For caregivers of adults and children with special needs, respite can offer a chance for you to spend some time on your own. You could run errands, go to health appointments for yourself, take a nap, read a book, or just take a break and re-group which can leave you feeling refreshed. Making time for yourself can ultimately make you a better caregiver.

Your donation will help the TCC serve family caregivers. You can buy hours of respite time for a family caregiver for $5/hour.

Please mail your donation to:

Tennessee Caregiver Coalition
2603 Elm Hill Pike
Suite A
Nashville, TN 37214

Or call our office at (615) 269-8687 to make a donation.

During the month of November, the TRC hosts events around the state for National Family Caregiver Month. Many of these events need donations of door prizes or pampering items for caregivers.

Please call (615) 269-8687 for more information on how to donate items for caregivers.

You could become a TRC volunteer. Go to the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information on how to volunteer.