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Residential Services

Park Center recognizes the crucial need for safe, affordable housing for individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders. We know that many people with these disorders have difficulty maintaining housing, so support services are included to meet those challenges.

Types of Housing

Park Center's Residential Services program has a housing capacity of 135 beds and is the largest housing program for people with mental illness and substance use disorders in the Nashville area. Three types of housing are offered: 

  • Independent – permanent and affordable houses or apartments
  • Supported – supervised living in a group setting with staff on duty 24 hours a day (separate male and female houses)
  • Homeless shelter for women (Safe Haven) – transitional housing for up to eight women 


Services Offered

  • Staff on call 24/7
  • Rental assistance
  • Full-time maintenance staff
  • Transportation services
  • Regular visits from staff
  • Access to donated furniture and household goods
  • Welcome Home Kits for all residents
  • Recreational activities
  • Access to all Park Center programs and services


Who is Eligible?

Independent Housing

  • No insurance requirements
  • Must be able to pay rent (ranging from $300-$400) and daily living expenses

Supported Housing

  • Requires TennCare
  • Monthly rent payment of $500 (includes food and utilities)
  • Cannot be a sex offender

Homeless Shelter for Women (Safe Haven)

  • No income or insurance required
  • Cannot be a sex offender


How To Apply

A completed referral form is required. To complete the online Referral Form, click here. To download a paper Referral Form, click here. Paper forms should be emailed to referral@parkcenternashville.or or faxed to 615-650-8917.


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  This program has been accredited by CARF for Supported Living.

Park Center empowers people who have mental illness and substance use disorders to live and work in their communities.


We believe individuals can be active and contributing members of their community by defining their lives apart from their mental illness


We believe that individual recovery is possible through loving care, educated choices and support services


We believe that active and ongoing advocacy, education about mental illness and the recovery process are necessary in order to empower members and reduce stigma in our community


We believe that services should be continuously improved to align with current and emerging best practices