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Tennessee Parent Helpline

Children don't come with instructions. The Parent Helpline is a 24/7, toll-free number for supportive listening, information and referrals for families experiencing problems, or if parents just need to talk to someone. We can help explore solutions to the stresses of parenting and link families with community support services. 1-800-356-6767 or 1-800-CHILDREN

Eligibility Requirements

Anyone can call the Parent helpline. It is available in all 95 counties in the state. When is it time to call the Parent Helpline? Your baby is crying, and you need someone to talk to about it. You’re looking for a counselor for your teenager. You’re a parent worried about your child’s peer group. Your pre-schooler is having an issue with tantrums, and you need advice. You’re worried about how your recent divorce is impacting your school age child. Your baby needs a pediatrician. You’re concerned about your child’s development. No matter the situation, we are here with caring support.

How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Phone
  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

All Ages of Children

Full Family Support


4721 Trousdale Drive, Suite 121
Nashville, TN 37220
24 hours a day, 7 days a week