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Tennessee Disaster Support Network


Because individuals with special needs may be disproportionately affected by a disaster, the Tennessee Disaster Support Network (TDSN) offers resources to help meet those needs before, during, and after a disaster. This web-based resource also has materials for agencies and providers who work with special needs populations.


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Tennessee Disaster Support Network page last updated June 13, 2012.

2-1-1 Tennessee is a United Way program that provides a community services help line. 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referrals for food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. The United Way of Tennessee brings together people and resources in our state to help meet the needs of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families. A list of local United Way organizations is located here.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has the mission to coordinate emergency management response and recovery to reduce loss of life and property in the State of Tennessee.
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is a free, statewide, information and referral service for persons with disabilities, family members, service providers, and advocates. Pathfinder offers toll-free bilingual HELPline (1-800-640-4636) and online database of resources. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, Kurdish (Sorani and Bahdini dialects), and Persian. Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is a joint project of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability's ADRC provides information and assistance to older persons, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers, and professionals looking for services or programs available in Tennessee.
The Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure that they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society.
The American Red Cross is the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. The American Red Cross also offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing, and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.