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  • Putnam County, Tennessee Resource List for Children and Families

    Many local organizations provide assistance with food, housing, clothing, transportation, education, laundry, personal items, medical care, children's and infant's needs, and mental health. Because this information does change,

    Click here to view the online documentation for more information.


    The Putnam Education Partnership (PEP) Foundation, is a non-profit supporting Tennessee's Putnam County School System through various initiatives, programs, and partnerships. Their most recognized program is the Backpack Program, which sends food home weekly to students who identify as being food insecure. Learn more by visiting their website.

    If your child needs food, you can sign up using this Google form.

    Most Frequently Used Numbers:

    Department of Children Services Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline
    School Designated Line (Educators ONLY) 1-855-209-4226

    General Public Line: 1-877-237-0004

    Youth Villages Crisis Line (Children): 1-866-791-9223

    Plateau Mental Health Crisis Line (Adult): 1-800-704-2651


    988 is the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Help is available; speak with someone today.
    What was once 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is now 988.
    Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish. 

    The Power of Putnam

    The Power of Putnam is a partnership for a safe and drug-free community. If you would like to speak to someone locally, call 931-520-7531. For information and referrals concerning addiction issues, please call the Tennessee REDLINE number at 1-800-889-9789.

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