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Resources for Parents

Kids Central State Services Directory is an online listing of state-operated and state-funded programs. From here, you can find information and connect to thousands of programs available to Tennessee families, children and parents—many available at no cost to low-income families and individuals—all with the click of a button.

While Rutherford County Schools does not endorse any agency or service, the links on this Community Resources webpage may be helpful to your student.Examples of resources include but are not limited to: counseling, assistance, groups, shelters, camps, etc.

Another helpful resource is United Way's 2-1-1 which is a 24/7 free and confidential service. Call 2-1-1 or go online at

Homework Hotline is a great resource to get help with homework that you just aren't understanding and cannot help your child with.  Bilingual assistance is available in six languages: English, Arabic, Kurdish, Spanish, Swahili, and Turkmani.

Safe Schools is another great resource for parents from Rutherford County Schools for student safety.

G.I.R.L.S Group is a weekly faith-based support group for middle and high school girls with an encouraging environment where girls are free to talk about real life issues. For more information please email

River of Life is an non-profit tax exempt organization 501(c)3 designed to provide Rutherford County with community assistance, benevolence, emergency relief, recovery programs, and a charitable food bank.Their mission is to lead and engage our community in the fight against hunger and help provide necessities of life, and to equip individuals with the tools needed for recovery and improve their situation.