Family Reconciliation Center

What does the FRC do exactly?

The FRC provides free accommodations for people who are visiting their family members in prison. It can be difficult for family members who live in other cities to visit loved ones who are incarcerated.

How can I make a donation to the Family Reconciliation Center?

Online donations can be made through the Giving Matters website or by sending a check to Family Reconciliation Center, Inc., P.O. Box 90827, Nashville, TN 37209

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Where is the FRC located?

FRC’s house is located on the west side of Nashville and includes a full kitchen and several bedrooms.

Family Reconciliation Center

How do I make reservations?

To obtain additional information and make reservations, call Guest House Manager Charles Hall at 615-513-8042.

Are these services new?

No – the Family Reconciliation Center was established 33 years ago and has served hundreds of families. Please tell your friends and family about us!

What can I expect if I visit the FRC Guest House?

The Guest House is a homey environment with several bedrooms, pleasant common space, and a kitchen. It also has a meditation garden. We provide a few food staples such as cereal, milk, peanut butter and jelly, and milk. There are also restaurants within walking distance and a grocery store located nearby.

Why is family contact so important for prisoners?

Studies have consistently shown that prisoners who maintain close contact with their family members while incarcerated have better post-release outcomes and lower recidivism rates.

Maintaining contact through visits, phone and mail is important in helping prepare incarcerated people to be re-united with their families.

A study published by the Urban Institute noted:

“Family support was the most frequently cited reason why men believed they had been able to stay out of prison—this was true one month, six months, and one year after release….having a helpful family increased the likelihood of employment and close attachment to children decreased the likelihood of substance use."

More Information

National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated

Prison Legal News: Lowering Recidivism Through Family Communication