Nashville Strong

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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, is providing emergency and long-term assistance to employees and residents impacted by the bombing that occurred the morning of December 25. The assistance is made possible by a $2 million grant from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fund and is part of the Nashville Strong initiative involving a number of government and non-profit organizations in response and recovery efforts.

The types of assistance and eligbility are listed below.

Types of Assistance Available

Those eligible can apply for any of the following:

  • Rental payment assistance for employees who lost wages or residents displaced from a primary residence
  • Utility payment assistance for employees and residents
  • Food assistance in the form of staples and prepared meals
  • Counseling to alleviate the trauma, anxiety, stress, and other emotional conditions
  • Replacement of technology used for work or school


Catholic Charities' Nashville Strong assistance is available to survivors who worked or lived in the impacted area, including:.

  • Employees of businesses in the impacted area who have lost wages
  • Residents unable to live in a primary residences in the impacted area
  • A businesses in the impacted area

The impacted area is defined as being bounded by James Robertson Parkway, 4th Avenue North, Broadway, and the Cumberland River.

Applicants will be asked to provide proof of eligibility when applying for assistance.

Contribute to the Recovery Efforts

The following organizations are accepting donations to support the recovery efforts for individuals, families, and businesses:

Additional #NashvilleStrong Resources

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2806 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Office: (615) 352-3087
Fax: (615) 352-8591

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