About Families Free

Families Free is a faith-oriented, community based organization operating in the Northeast Tennessee region.
Families Free is a licensed treatment and mental health provider through the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Families Free’s mission is to strengthen our community and build the capacity of vulnerable families in our region. We do this by providing treatment, intervention services, employment through our social enterprise opportunities, and support for women and families affected by substance abuse, incarceration, and domestic instability.

The combination of quality, evidence-based services and the faith-based principals of compassion, healing, and restoration guide our work and our programs. This, in turn, helps our community’s at-risk and often overlooked populations achieve and maintain positive lifestyle changes.

Families Free is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that adheres to applicable tax laws and accounting practices of such organizations.

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families building resiliency & a stronger family unit through our Nurturing Parenting Program


of women incarcerated in our regional jails receive parenting classes, life skills, and A&D treatment through Families Free


women currently enrolled in our WOVEN program representing 38 children & 32 recent NAS diagnoses


families being served through our programs with DCS – 772 children are in the custody of the State of TN