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Connecting You the
Support You Need!

The mission of The HELP Center is to provide ex-offenders, offenders, and low-income individuals support to restructure their lives and achieve success with counseling, educational, employment, and supportive services.



The HELP Center was founded December 16, 2014, by one visionary woman, Tamika M. Braden, who realized the overwhelming obstacles individuals face when leaving prison and returning to our community. Her considerable years of experience working in Social Services and workforce, she envisioned a center that would assist ex-offenders as well as low-income individuals. At the right hand of our founder was Ramon D. Johnson, who was very beneficial in our structure and effectiveness. The pair opened our first location in east Nashville, February 2015.


Since, The HELP Center has grown to an expansive social service focused agency with an extensive array of supportive services, assisting hundreds of men and women each year in Davidson County of Nashville, TN. Keeping with our founder's vision, proximity is fundamental, and all our work - with our partners, our supporters, and the people we service - is relationship based.


We strengthen communities by supporting the economic stability and quality of our workforce. THC integrates several related employment, training, and supportive services in a one stop service model. The philosophy of THC is a two-generation approach, which emphasizes the personal responsibility of Nashvillians to support themselves and their families and offers quick exposure to the labor market. From the point of application throughout delivery of benefits and employment services, a consistent message is delivered and reinforced by ensuring services are tailored to best address the family's strengths and needs.

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