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“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lilla Watson (Aboriginal educator, artist, and activist)

celebration1Open Table Nashville

Open Table Nashville (OTN) is an inter-faith nonprofit that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized, and provides education about issues of homelessness. OTN is active in homeless outreach and runs bi-monthly resource shelters and emergency warming shelters in the winter when temperatures drop below 25 degrees. For more information, visit  http://www.opentablenashville.org/ and for volunteer opportunities, email regina@opentablenashville.org.

The Contributor
The Contributor is Nashville’s street paper on homelessness. If you are interested in learning how you can volunteer or get involved, visit their website at www.thecontributor.org or e-mail the staff at info@thecontributor.org.

Room In The Inn’s Campus for Human Development
The Campus has a ton of wonderful volunteer opportunities that include teaching classes, helping with the foot clinic, helping with Room in the Inn (from November–March), and a million other things. Visit www.roomintheinn.org for more information.

Park Center’s Homeless Outreach Program
Park Center is a mental health agency with a stellar street outreach program in Nashville. They always need help sorting donations in their clothing closet. Visit http://www.parkcenternashville.org/programs/homeless-outreach for more information.

Oasis Center
Oasis serves at risk youth as well as individuals under the age of 21 who are experiencing homelessness. They have a number of great volunteer opportunities as well as a great street outreach program. Visit http://www.oasiscenter.org for more information.

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4 comments

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  2. I was homeless…Jeanne Alexander (among the others) aided me IMMEDIATELY before anyone else did ..SHE DID. I will never forget. I was simply trying to go to school, make good grades, and possibly be an advocacy lawyer myself one day. I’ve been trying to reach her, because I am no longer homeless. I am now a Junior at Trevecca Nazarene University. I offially came off the streets on September 19, 2011 after 5 months on the streets of Nashville. I would love for her to contact me so I can lend helping hands, open ears, and be the hands and feet of Christ like she was to me…**I sill remember the day we ventured to KFC and got that 10 piece dinner… I didn’t having anything to eat for 3 days prior to that moment…sign.. THANK YOU.. Please contact me.

  3. There was a time in my life where I stood at the edge of homelessness. I was enrolled at Nashville State Community College and attended a world religions class taught by Jeannie Alexander. At the time I was regularly sleeping in my car and barely managed my class schedule. I was missing class often and felt incredibly depressed and alone after the death of my father. I didnt feel anyone cared about what was happening to me, and then Jeannie sat down with me once and talked with me about my attendance. Im sure for her it didnt seem like much, but she was one of the few people at the time to show concern. She had nothing to gain by listening and talking with me, but she did all the same. I was just a C student with poor attendance, but she gave me the time of day. It was such a simple act and it was expressed so naturally that I doubt she even realized how it affected me. When I think about that interaction, it gives me hope that there is truth to the Gospel and that the Good News really is good. Jeannie, if you read this, then I want to thank you for being the light that you are. I am praying for you daily and I hope that you continue your great work. For anybody else reading this: Go and help someone! You have no idea how much power you have to change the lives of those around you. And remember, JESUS was HOMELESS!

    “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of God has no place to lay his head.”

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