Connecting Forward

Connecting Forward 

Connecting Forward works with low-income families in Middle Tennessee to provide in-person support to help address barriers to your goals. Through partnerships across Tennessee, Connecting Forward can get you connected to support quickly and with your family’s needs as the focus.

Counties Served: Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, Trousdale, Houston, Dickson, Cheatham, Davidson, Wilson, Humphreys, Hickman, Williamson, Rutherford, Perry, Lewis, Maury, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Grundy, Sequatchie, Wayne, Lawrence, Giles, Lincoln, Moore, Franklin

Age Range: Adult (caregiver or parent of a child)


  • Middle TN resident (primary client) living in one of the 28 counties served
  • Child in the home (can be a foster child or non-relative)
  • US Citizen (primary client)
  • Interest in setting family goals
  • Family must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following criteria:
    • Eligible for TennCare, Families First, SNAP
    • No income or unemployed
    • Eligible for Section 8, Public Housing, or homeless
    • Eligible for Free/ Reduced School Lunch