The Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-TN) represents 1,800 professional social workers and social work students across the state. The association promotes, develops and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy.
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) is a statewide non-profit organization that seeks to build partnerships to support the delivery of effective civil legal services for low-income and elderly Tennesseans. The goal of TALS is to increase financial and advocacy support for Tennessee’s civil legal services programs.
Tennessee Conservation Voters (TCV) is a coalition of 20 Tennessee environmental, conservation, and preservation groups and hundreds of individuals dedicated to electing environmentally responsible state officials and holding them accountable for safeguarding the environment of Tennessee through the making of prudent laws and policies.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. was founded in 1983 by a small group of East Tennessee families. Today the 501c3 non-profit organization is still governed by a local Board of Directors and advocates for top research initiatives and provides services to the more than 22,000 individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in East Tennessee and the Cumberlands. With offices in Knoxville and Cookeville, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. serves Knox and 29 other counties from Putnam in the west to Hancock in the northeast part of the state. Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. provides family support, community and professional education and advocates for the needs and rights of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as research for its prevention, cure, and treatment.
The Tennessee Association for Children’s Early Education (formerly Tennessee Association for Education of Young Children) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. TAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.
The League of Women Voters of Tennessee (LWVTN) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to anyone supporting the League’s mission and advocacy. League advocacy (lobbying) is based on positions reached by the membership after careful study and discussion. Educational and Voter Service activities are funded through the League’s Education Fund.
The Center for Nonprofit Management’s mission is to create and sustain nonprofit excellence. The Center was created in 1986 by the Frist Foundation and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville to improve the skills of nonprofit executives in Middle Tennessee and it has blossomed into a full set of training, consulting and evaluation programs that meet the education and management needs of our growing nonprofit community. Additionally, the Center is a place for nonprofit board members, executives and staff to learn how to enhance their services – and for the community to appreciate and recognize the enormous positive impact made by these nonprofit agencies.
Synergy Treatment Centers has been providing substance abuse and mental health services since 1989 and is one of the premiere behavioral health recovery programs in the mid-South. Synergy was founded as a transitional housing program that provided supportive services to adult males recovering from substance abuse. Today, Synergy is one of the largest non-profit 501(c)(3) licensed residential substance abuse treatment facilities in the state of Tennessee. The program has the capacity to house 84 clients, a staff of 50 (full and part time), and boasts very impressive outcomes.
The Tennessee Association of Adult Day Services (TAADS) acts as a planning, researching, and training body for adult day services across the state of Tennessee. We provide a forum for the exchange of information and services of adult day services. In addition, we promote the concept of adult day services as a viable community-based option for adults who need assistance in supervising their own activities. We also educate the public and policy makers about the needs of adults in the area of adult day services, adult day treatment, as well as other supportive services.
Radnor To River is a 501(c)(3) organization protecting and connecting conservation land in Nashville. Working in close cooperation with other local organizations, in the last few years we have guided protection of the 200-acre Nashville Highlands forest, protected a waterfall, protected a cave, coordinated meeting of conservation organizations all along the Radnor-to-Beaman corridor, led dozens of hikes and neighborhood events, and been a voice for Nashville’s native forests.
SchoolHouse Connection is a national organization working to overcome homelessness through education. We provide strategic advocacy and technical assistance in partnership with early childhood programs, schools, institutions of higher education, service providers, families, and youth. We believe education is the only permanent solution to homelessness. Our vision is that children and youth experiencing homelessness have full access to quality learning, birth through higher education, so they will never be homeless as adults, and the next generation will never be homeless.