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Children's Homemaker Program

The Children’s Homemaker Program provides specialized services to support families with children under age 18 who are at imminent risk of entering state custody. The Children’s Homemaker Program teaches and assists the primary caregiver to ensure that the children’s needs are met and that they are in a safe, healthy and clean home environment.

Eligibility

  • Must be a resident of Nashville Davidson County
  • Customers may be Relative Caregivers with children under 18 who have physical custody but not legal custody of the children.
  • Customers referred by DCS, MNPS and Community Based Services Programs

Services Provided

  • An established individualized service plan is developed based on the child/children’s and family needs by a team of trained professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • The teaching of homemaking skills, household management, life skills and assisting with acquisition of medical appointments and resources are some of the services that are performed by trained paraprofessional staff.
  • Services can be provided on a minimum of 1-2 days per week, with the number of hours determined by the individual service plan and the needs of the family.
  • Grocery shopping, meal preparation, and essential errands
  • Reassessment with the customer is provided by a Program Supervisor every six months to review customer needs and services provided to determine if there are any changes needed.
  • Case management services are provided by a Social Worker to the families when needed as we provide support and guidance through our services.
  • The services are typically provided 8 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

For Additional Information

Please contact Patricia Wingfield, Program Manager, at 615-862-6480 (Fax 615-880-2533).