Be A Helping Hand Foundation

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Phone: 615-227-6000

Hours: Open

Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Sat Closed

Sun Closed


Email: [email protected]

NTEE Code: S20: Community & Neighborhood Development


Our MISSION is to help low income families and women who are survivors/victims of domestic violence by providing safe affordable housing and advocacy programs that will also empower and strengthen the lives and communities of those that we serve. Our VALUES are to be the positive change we want to see in the world. We strive to create an environment of trust, integrity, and respect for everyone we work with. We aim to provide the highest standards with quality, sustainable housing that anyone would be proud to live in. Our work is to provide families with a home and a strong foundation to build a safe future upon.


Our VISION is to strengthen families by creating sustainable communities through affordable housing.


Affordable Housing Program: As a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), funding is provided to Be a Helping Hand to construct affordable housing for low and medium income families. As a commitment to this program, a percentage of our governing board are residents of low-income neighborhoods in Nashville. This committed participation affords the foundation the opportunity to gain better incite into the specific needs of the community that we serve. Our relationship with homebuyer assistance programs complements our ongoing goal by providing support through homebuyer counseling and related economic instruction to individuals and families with low and moderate incomes. Gaining Prosperity: Our Gaining Prosperity Program provides economic empowerment services to low-income women heads-of-household to support them in becoming self-sufficient, maintaining employment, gaining financial stability, and achieving homeownership. We provide childcare resources, education, mentoring programs for children, and case management services to eligible women. These services include trauma-informed individual counseling and support groups, financial empowerment counseling, and holistic wellness support. Spreading the Wealth of Nature: -Tree Planting: We have collaborated with Root Nashville and The Nashville Tree Foundation in planting native trees on all of our affordable housing properties in order to improve the health of our communities and to help grow Nashville’s tree canopy. -Rain Gardens: We are working with the Cumberland River Compact to plant rain gardens in our communities using native plants to help clean Nashville’s stormwater, mitigate flooding, provide food and habitat for pollinators, songbirds, and butterflies. -Native Landscaping: We are planting landscapes for residents to reestablish connection to nature by installation of native perennial garden beds. -Nature Programs for Kids: We are introducing children in our communities to nature programs so that they can receive all of the nurturing benefits at a young age while learning to love and protect the natural world for future generations.


Services Offered

  • Beautification
  • Environmental Education
  • Financial Counseling
  • Housing Development, Construction & Management
  • Supportive Housing

Populations Served

  • Adults
  • Children & Youth
  • Economically Disadvantaged People
  • Families
  • People Struggling with Homelessness

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