Support GroupsSarah Cannon Cancer Center 316-4399 This patient and family cancer support group meets the first Thursday of each month from 5-6 p.m. in the sixth-floor waiting room at the Summit Medical Center, 5655 Frist Blvd., Hermitage. www.sarahcannon.com.* For a thorough list of cancer support groups visit www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vice.CoDependents Anonymous 661-0067 www.codependents.org A 12-step fellowship to help men and women develop healthy relationships. Meets daily in Middle Tennessee; call or visit the website for a schedule.Gilda’s Club 1033 8th Ave. S. 329-1124 www.gildasclubnashville.org Founded in New York in honor of comedian Gilda Radner, Nashville’s branch is one of many Gilda’s Clubs throughout the nation. Here men, women and children living with cancer can meet in support groups with their families and friends. All activities at Gilda’s Club are free of charge. Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 404 BNA Dr., Ste. 102 331-2980 www.leukemia-lymphoma.org The Blood Related Cancers Group meets in the spring at Gilda’s Club-Nashville. Please call for more info.Lupus Foundation of America 4004 Hillsboro Pk., Ste. 216-B 298-2273 or (877) 865-8787 www.lupustennessee.org A nonprofit agency that provides information, education, phone counseling, referrals and lupus awareness in 49 counties of Middle Tennessee.Nashville Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 1101 6th Ave. N. 37208 259-7591 www.nami-nashville.org A volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with biological brain disorders and their families. Sponsors a variety of free support and education programs such as the Journey of Hope, Bridges and Visions of Tomorrow support groups. Also hosts guests speakers and free seminars for educators who may have students with brain disorders in their classrooms.National Hepatitis C Coalition (909) 658-4414 For information as well as meeting times, please call the above number. Recovery Inc. 2007 Acklen Ave, A program for overcoming panic attacks, phobias and general anxiety, meets 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Belmont United Methodist Church, Room 1.Sudden Loss 244-7444 A free service of the Crisis Intervention Center providing individual counseling and a bimonthly support group to anyone who has experienced the sudden or unexpected death of a loved one.Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.) 244-7444 A free service of the Crisis Intervention Center, S.O.S. offers support and information to anyone who has lost someone to suicide and to individuals helping others with this loss. S.O.S. provides weekly support groups where trained facilitators and other group members assist survivors through the grieving process.US TOO! Nashville 826-6027 or 822-6257 A prostate cancer support group affiliated with US TOO! International. Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Gladys Stringfield Owen Bldg. at Baptist Hospital. No meetings in December.Animal ServicesMetro Animal Services Facility 5125 Harding Pl. 862-7928 A state-of-the-art facility that promotes proper animal care. Also investigates animal bites, nuisance/dangerous animal complaints, animal cruelty, and enforces the Davidson County leash law (as well as all other local ordinances and state laws) through the impoundment of dogs running at large. The program also provides safety training to protect schoolchildren and others who may come into contact with potentially vicious dogs and other animals. In addition, MAS has many dogs, cats and other animals available for adoption. Adoption hours: 10 am-5 pm Tues. & Thurs.; 10 am-3:30 pm Wed. & Fri.; 10 am-12 pm Sat. Dog adoption fee: $90 (includes first shots, deworming, heartworm, spay/neuter and rabies vaccination). Cat adoption fee: $60 (includes first shots, FELUK, spay/neuter and rabies vaccination).Food and ShelterCommodity Supplemental Food (CSFP) Warehouse Distribution Center 708 N. 1st St. 862-7907 Provides basic nutritious foods for eligible people in Davidson County. The program helps low-income pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants, children up to the age of 6 and those 60 years of age and above. Call for more information on eligibility.Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Inc. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3900 West End Ave. 463-2264 Delivers hot, diet-specific meals Monday through Saturday, and on Thanksgiving and Christmas, to homebound senior citizens. Volunteers can commit to delivering as often as one day a week; once-a-month slots are available. Call for more information.Room in the Inn Campus for Human Development 532 8th Ave. S. 251-7019 A religious, nonprofit organi-zation, ministering to the homeless and disenfranchised, that provides winter shelter for the homeless from Nov. 1-March 31 at congregations throughout Nashville. Call for information on volunteering individually or as a group.Safe Haven Family Shelter 1234 3rd Ave. S. 256-8195 A homeless shelter for families with children and pregnant women. NFS provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, social service networking, adoption programs, family counseling and hot meals. NFS also serves homeless families with disabilities and chronic health problems in its transitional housing units. There are many opportunities to volunteer at the shelter, including preparing and delivering an evening meal, spending the night at a host shelter, hosting daytime on the weekends, or coordinating a work day or cleanup project. Please call for more information.Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee/Nashville’s Table 331 Great Circle Rd. 329-3491 Gathers and distributes 10 million pounds of food annually to the hungry in Middle Tennessee. The organization offers many diverse volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages, including inspecting and sorting food, organizing food drives or serving children at the Kids’ Cafe program.General AssistanceBig Brothers of Nashville 478 Craighead Ave., Ste. 108 269-6835 A service organization designed to help those in temporary crisis with past-due utilities, rent, food, clothing for Head Start children and any other need not met by other organizations.Catholic Charities of Tennessee 30 White Bridge Rd. 37205 352-3087 10 S. 6th St. 259-3567 www.cctenn.org Catholic Charities provides human services through its many programs including adult day care, counseling and programs for refugees. They offer services to people of any religion, race and ethnicity. Catholic Charities also offers many opportunities for volunteers, including working with the elderly, translating, tutoring and mentoring youth who’ve been affected by homicide.Crisis Intervention Center Crisis Line: 244-7444 Help Line: 269-4357 (269-HELP) www.crisiscntr.org Offers a free 24-hour crisis & suicide intervention line, telephone counseling and referral services. The center also offers support groups for survivors affected by suicides or sudden deaths. The center welcomes volunteers to answer the crisis lines. (Forty hours of initial training are required.) Call for further information.Family & Children’s Service Central Office: 201 23rd Ave. N. 320-0591 Southeast Office: 4732 W. Longdale Dr. 832-9220 Provides individual and family counseling plus adoptive services in 26 Middle Tennessee counties. Offers numerous programs including the Center for Adoption in collaboration with the Dept. of Children’s Services, Davidson County Relative Caregiver Program, Family Resource Centers, Office Based Counseling, Trauma Intervention Center for Adolescents and Adults, Family Counseling and LifeWork Productions.Gordon Jewish Community Center 801 Percy Warner Blvd. 356-7170 www.nashvillejcc.org The Jewish Community Center provides recreational, educational, social and cultural programs and services to the entire Nashville community. Fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, athletics, day care, preschool, day camp, lectures, social events and senior adult activities are just some of the many programs. Membership open to everyone.Habitat for Humanity —Nashville Area 1006 8th Ave. S. 254-4663 www.habitatnashville.org A nonprofit Christian organization that builds affordable housing for Nashville neighbors. Call to become a volunteer, have your company/organization sponsor a home, or get information on becoming a Habitat Homeowner.Jewish Family Services of Nashville 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Ste. 103 356-4234 www.jfsnashville.org A nonprofit agency that provides nondenominational professional social services to residents of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Services include adoption, counseling, case management, support groups and community outreach programs for all ages.Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands 300 Deaderick St. 37201 244-6610 Provides free legal assistance in civil cases to low-income people including special assistance to the elderly and victims of domestic violence without regard to income.Metropolitan Action Commission 1624 5th Ave. N. 862-8860 www.nashville.gov/mac Offers many programs for those in need, including assistance with heating/cooling, rent/mortgage, water, prescriptions, delinquent taxes, job training/placement, transportation vouchers, GED classes, and children’s health and early-childhood education (Head Start). There are many volunteer opportunities available at the commission.Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency 233 Legend Dr., Ste. 103, Lebanon 37087 742-1113 A nonprofit agency helping to move individuals and families toward self-sufficiency by providing a variety of programs that offer services such as help with utility bills, rent/mortgage payments, assistance in purchasing prescription medications, weatherization of homes, Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Head Start/Early Start. Serves eight counties: Cannon, Rutherford, Robertson, Sumner, Williamson, Cheatham, Wilson and Trousdale. Volunteers are needed for general office work and for help with special events.Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency 1101 Kermit Dr., Ste. 300 37217 331-6033 A nonprofit agency that provides services such as senior community service employment, summer youth employment, misdemeanor management, home health care, transportation, Meals on Wheels, Childcare Certificate program, senior care and more to Davidson and 13 surrounding counties.Nashville Bar Association 315 Union St., Ste. 800 “Dial A Lawyer” 242-9272 “Lawyer Referral” 242-6546 The Nashville Bar Association offers a number of free services that are available to the public. “Dial A Lawyer” operates 6-8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Call to talk to volunteer lawyers for legal counseling and questions about the law. Lawyers wishing to volunteer should contact Tracy Hollandsworth at the above number. “Lawyer Referral” provides free referrals and retaining of legal counsel. Call for more information.Nashville Pro Bono Program 242-8749 In partnership with Legal Aid and sponsored by the Nashville Bar Association, the program represents or gives advice to low-income clients in certain civil legal matters using local volunteer attorneys. Provides 1,000 annual referrals to a panel of approximately 1,000 lawyers. Provides recruitment, training and recognition.Nashville Rescue Mission Men: 639 Lafayette St. 37203 Women: 1716 8th Ave. N 37208 255-2475 A Christian based organization providing food, shelter and programs to those in need.Neighborhoods Resource Center 14 Academy Place 37210 782-8212 www.tnrc.net Provides technical and organizational assistance, as well as leadership training, to neighbors seeking to improve their community’s quality of life by starting or furthering the development of a neighborhood organization.Magdalene House and Thistle Farms P.O. Box 6330-B 233-7336 www.magdalenehouse.com Magdalene, a residential housing and recovering program for Nashville women with a criminal history of prostitution and drug use, was founded in September 1997 by the Reverend Becca Stevens of St. Augustine’s Chapel. Magdalene has expanded to include Thistle Farms, a cottage industry which manufacures bath and body care products made by the Magdalene women.Martha O’Bryan Center 711 S. 7th St. 254-1791 This center, dedicated to helping families in need living in East Nashville, offers volunteer opportunities in programs such as Meals on Wheels, mentoring and tutoring services (preschool- high school), tutoring in GED classes, special events and group projects. For a tour of the facility, contact Judy, ext. 114.Project Help 478 Craighead St., Ste. 108 279-0409 Provides emergency energy assistance to the elderly, disabled and others who can’t afford their heating bills in the winter. Project Help is administered by the Big Brothers of Nashville, Inc. Last year, customers donated close to $140,000. Those interested in volunteering call 736-6900.Senior Citizens Inc. 174 Rains Ave. 743-3400 www.scitn.org Helps people 55 and older to live fuller, more productive lives through life enrichment programs. With four centers in Davidson County and two in Williamson, the organization offers hundreds of educational and wellness programs, volunteer opportunities and assistance to those wanting to live independently in their homes. Outreach services include Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Services, respite care assistance, mental health support, aid to crime victims and conservatorship services.Senior Solutions 501 Union St. 37219 255-1010 www.askseniorsolutions.org Offers free information and assistance to adults aged 55 or over. Find answers to questions about services for senior citizens in the Greater Nashville area. YMCA of Middle Tennessee 900 Church St. 259-9622 Offers a broad range of health and wellness services, community outreach, youth sports, teen development, senior programs, child care and much more at 23 centers in 11 counties. Sliding-fee scale ensures availability of Y programs and services to all members of the community.Health ServicesAlive Hospice 1718 Patterson St. 37203 327-1085 www.alivehospice.org Alive Hospice provides compassionate end-of-life care, grief support and education to patients, their families and the community. Volunteers are welcome to assist with patient care in homes or in The Residence at Alive Hospice, provide bereavement support or assist in the administrative office.American Cancer Society 2000 Charlotte Ave. 327-0991 www.cancer.org Dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, the American Cancer Society offers programs and services to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Programs include Road to Recovery, Reach to Recovery, Camp Horizon and Hope Lodge, which offers free housing for out-of-town patients receiving treatment in Nashville. For more information, call the anytime hotline, (800) ACS-2345.American Lung Association of Tennessee Nashville House, 1 Vantage Way Ste. B-130 329-1151 www.lungtn.org Works to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education, research and advocacy. Volunteers are welcome to help in programs such as “Open Airways for Schools,” which teaches children with asthma how to manage the disease, “Freedom From Smoking,” a program to help people quit smoking, as well as other services.Interfaith Dental Clinic 1721 Patterson St. 329-4790 Comprehensive dental clinic for low-income residents of Davidson or surrounding counties who are working but have no insurance. There is an application process, but every patient pays on a sliding scale according to his or her income and family size. Patients receive a 50-80% discount off the market price of their services. No emergency cases are accepted; however all other standard dental procedures can be performed by Interfaith.Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 404 BNA Dr., Ste. 102 331-2980 www.leukemia-lymphoma.org A voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Tennessee Chapter organizes several fund-raising events including Team in Training, Light the Night, Pennies for Patients and Man & Woman of the Year.Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee 2416 21st Ave. S. Ste. 201 269-5355 or (888)535-DUCK www.ichope.com A nonprofit agency that offers information, referral and consultation services regarding mental illness, including free educational programs for adults and schoolchildren of all ages. The aging services program provides consultation, support groups and education for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Provides Hispanic outreach information and referral services. 8 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri.Mid-Cumberland Community Services Agency 531 Metroplex Dr., Ste. A-200 333-5400 or (800) 493-111 www.mccsa.com Provides primary health services to low-income children, senior citizens, families and communities in 12 mid-state counties: Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson.Nashville CARES 501 Brick Church Park Dr. 259-4866 or (800) 845-4266 (HeartLine) www.nashvillecares.org A nonprofit AIDS service organization serving 13 counties of northern Middle Tennessee (now including Macon, Smith, Cannon and Hickman counties). Offers tailored HIV prevention education for adults and youth, workplace training, as well as HIV counseling, testing and prevention materials. For people living with HIV and their families, NC offers a range of practical, emotional and clinical support services to maintain health and quality of life. Volunteers assist in many services and education programs, as well as helping with office tasks and fund-raising events. Call or visit the website for info, or assistance, or to make a donation.National Health Care for the Homeless Council PO Box 60427, 37206 226-2292 www.nhchc.org Comprising organizational members and hundreds of individuals who are organized as the HCH Clinician’s Network, the council advocates, researches, trains, publishes and collaborates.National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee 2120 Crestmoor Rd. 383-3887 www.nkfmdtn.org NKF is a nonprofit agency covering 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. NKF provides educational materials and programs to persons with diseases of the kidney and urinary tract, direct financial assistance to patients with kidney failure and community services such as screenings and speakers. Volunteers are needed for general office work and help with special events.Planned Parenthood of Middle and east Tennessee Midtown Health Center: 412 D.B. Todd Blvd. 321-7216 www.ppmet.org Provides reproductive, sexual and complementary health care and sexuality education to women and men regardless of sexual orientation, age, race, religion or income status. Offers services such as full-range gynecological care, advice and care for menopause, latest birth control options, emergency contraception and abortion services, pregnancy testing and counseling, confidential HIV testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Also offers presentations on all aspects of sexual health, including safer sex practices, healthy relationships and decision-making; training for parents on talking with children and teens about sexuality issues; and in-service training and workshops on sexuality education skills.The Rape & Sexual Abuse Center Nashville: 25 Lindsley Ave. 259-9055 Clarksville: 227 A Dunbar Cabe Rd. 37043 (931) 647-3632 24-hour hotline: (800) 879-1999 www.rasac.org Founded in 1978, the Rape & Sexual Abuse Center is the only agency in Middle Tennessee specializing in the support and treatment of survivors of sexual assault. Provides individual and group counseling to 700 or more men, women and children each year. Support services include the 24-hour crisis line, hospital accompaniment, a court advocacy program, RAD self-defense training for adults, and educational services. No one is turned away for the inability to pay.Tennessee HIV/STD Hotline (800) 525-2437 The hotline is staffed with trained personnel to answer any of your HIV/STD-related questions. Resources and referrals for further services are available.Public Health Clinics Metro operates four clinics. Service charges are either fixed at low rates or based on income. For general information, call 862-5900.Downtown Clinic for the Homeless 526 8th Ave. S. 862-7900East Public Health Center 1015 E. Trinity Ln. 862-7916Lentz Public Health Center 311 23rd Ave. N. 340-5616Woodbine Public Health Center 224 Oriel Ave. 862-7940Public HospitalsMetro General Hospital 1818 Albion St. 341-4000 Metropolitan Bordeaux Hospital 1414 County Hospital Rd. 862-7000Services for WomenDress for Success Nashville 4004 Hillsboro Rd., Ste. 237-B 298-4544 www.dressforsuccess.org A member of Dress for Success Worldwide, Dress for Success Nashville distributes interview-appropriate suits to women seeking employment. Clients must be recommended by nonprofit organizations or government agencies.Hope Clinic for Women 1810 Hayes St. 321-0005 www.hopeclinicforwomen.org A safe, confidential place for anyone struggling with options or past decisions regarding unplanned pregnancies. Services include free pregnancy tests, crisis intervention counseling, abortion and adoption education, referrals for legal, medical and adoption services, ultrasounds, STD testing, material assistance for mother and baby, prenatal classes and post-abortion counseling. Needed are medical professionals who can volunteer their services, office volunteers and translators for Spanish-speaking clients.Mercy Ministries of America 15328 Old Hickory Blvd. 831-6987 www.mercyministries.org A nondenominational Christian, nonprofit residential treatment home for young women ages 16-28. Help is offered to women dealing with such life-controlling problems as eating disorders, unplanned pregnancies, physical and sexual abuse, suicidal tendencies, drug and alcohol abuse and depression. Professional counseling and education in basic life skills such as budget, finance, fitness and health are offered to women in the program, as well as high school and GED courses and preparation and assistance for college.S.A.V.E. (Survivors Against Violent Environments) PO Box 40521, 37204. 202-5252 A domestic violence agency that reaches out to women who are in abusive relationships. Free services include a transitional housing program for survivors of domestic violence, in-person crisis intervention, emotional support, guidance and counseling; weekly support group meetings with child care (times and locations are confidential), resources and referrals.Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence P.O. Box 120972, 37212 386-9406 Statewide Crisis Hotline: (800) 298-9018 www.tcadsv.org A nonprofit organization composed of diverse community leaders and program members who share a common vision of ending violence in the lives of Tennesseans through public policy advocacy, education and activities that increase the capacity of programs and communities to address violence. Also serves individuals seeking information and resources.YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee 1608 Woodmont Blvd. 269-9922 24-hour hotline: 242-1199 (800) 334-4628 One of four programs offered by the YWCA, the YW Domestic Violence Center is a regional facility that offers immediate help for women and children in crisis, community-based support groups (free child care provided), shelter at confidential locations, legal advocacy, children’s programs and community education. Also offers the Job Readiness program, which helps women make the transition from welfare to work, and New Start, which helps female prisoners prepare for life on parole. The YW helps women overcome obstacles that may prevent them from entering the workforce or achieving their goals by breaking the pattern of violence in their lives.Special NeedsLeague for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 415 4th Ave. S. 248-8828 (voice/TTY) www.leagueforthedeaf.com Provides qualified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for any setting, educational classes including basic ASL and “speech reading.” Also offers the only youth center in the Southeast and the only employment program in Middle Tennessee specifically for deaf and hard of hearing persons, plus information and referral services, social adjustment services, and a “home away from home” for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and organizations.Tennessee Disability Pathfinder John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University (800) 640-INFO (4636) Spanish: 322-7830 English: 322-8529 or Hearing impaired: (800) 273-9595 www.familypathfinder.org Publishes disability service directories for West, Middle and East Tennessee available at statewide agencies and libraries, and provides information and service referrals for people of all ages with all types of disabilities in English and Spanish. Also organizes a statewide calendar of disability-related meetings, events and conferences.Substance Abuse RecoveryAlcohol & Drug Council of Middle Tennessee 2612 Westwood Dr. 269-0029 Offers help and hope to those adversely affected by alcohol and drugs by providing counseling, advocacy, referral services, family and student assistance, community coalitions, preventive education, professional training and other services.Al-Anon 176 Thompson Ln./2200 21st Ave. S. 37212 333-6066 www.middletnalanon Offers support for families and friends of alcoholics.Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office 176 Thompson Ln., Ste. G-1 Regular: 832-1136 Hotline: 831-1050 or (800)559-2252 www.AANashville.org Offers help and information to anyone who wants to stop drinking or needs information about AA. Call the above number for meeting places and times.Nashville Prevention Partnership 2612 Westwood Dr. 297-7635 www.npp.org A coalition whose mission is to reduce substance abuse and violence in Nashville. Membership is composed of service providers, businesses, media, neighborhood groups and faith organizations.Tennessee Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (TAADAS) 1800 Church St., Ste. 100 780-5901 www.taadas.org A statewide clearinghouse for alcohol and drug information funded by the Tennessee Department of Health. The “Tennessee REDLINE” phone line, (800) 889-9789, provides support and referrals to those with drug/alcohol problems or their loved ones.Youth ServicesAdoption Connection of Jewish Family Services 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Ste. 103 354-1664 www.jfsnashville.org/adoption.html Offers a full range of adoption services to prospective adoptive applicants, birth parents and adoptees without regard to religion, race or marital status. Focuses on infant adoption, serving those who are either seeking an agency or independent adoption, domestic or international. Please call or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee One Vantage Way Ste. C250, 37228 329-9191 114 E. Main St., Lebanon 449-6137 www.bbbsmt.org Builds confidence and direction in children from primarily single parent families through one-on-one Big Brother/Big Sister relations. Offers family and volunteer development services and preventative and interventive outreach programs.Department of Children’s services 900 2nd Ave. N. (877) 237-0004 (24 hours)Nashville Child Advocacy Center 1808 West End Ave. #709 320-6500 Working with the Department of Children’s Services, the Metro Police Department and the district attorney general, the center offers therapy and support services for sexually abused children and their families, helping to prevent further trauma. Volunteers are needed to help in administrative capacities and to formulate and oversee programs for children during meetings.Oasis Center 1221 16th Ave. S. 327-4455 www.oasiscenter.org Dedicated to working in partnership with youth, their families and the community to meet, master and embrace the challenges of adolescence. Programs include Nashville PULSE, Nashville Youth Leadership, Project Safe Place and the Oasis Center Emergency Shelter.Parents Encouraging Parents 426 5th Ave. N., Cordell Hull Bldg. 741-8530 A free statewide program offered through the Department of Health that provides resources for caregivers of children with chronic illness or disability. Services include peer counseling through hospital visits or telephone consultation.Parents Reaching Out PO Box 121806, 37212 646-1796 A support organization for parents who are experiencing difficult pregnancies or whose babies are in neonatal intensive care units.Tennessee Voices for Children 1315 8th Ave. S. 37203 269-7751 or (800) 670-9882 www.tnvoices.org A statewide nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life and well-being for children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and their families. Advocacy and support groups are available across the state.Youth Encouragement Services (YES) 521 McIver St. 315-5333 www.youthencouragement.org Helps families in inner-city neighborhoods by providing after-school care, tutoring, summer camp, organized sports and other recreational and cultural activities to at-risk youth, ages 6-18. Volunteers are always needed.Youth@Work 1608 Woodmont Blvd. 254-2042 Part of the YWCA, Youth@Work helps economically disadvantaged young people (ages 14-21) develop leadership skills, maximize their academic performance and prepare for work. Empowers youth in their communities and helps them become more self-sufficient into adulthood.