Nashville Links

Open Table Nashville  We disrupt cycles of poverty, journey with the marginalized, provide education about issues of homelessness, and care for those in need.

The Contributor      Nashville’s Street Paper: “Provides a diversity of perspectives and information on the condition of homelessness while highlighting the contributions of homeless and formerly homeless individuals; Provides homeless and formerly homeless newspaper vendors with a source of income; Creates community between vendors and customers.

The Nashville Food Project “Our mission is to provide increased access to healthy foods in homeless and working poor communities across Davidson County. Over 100,000 people in Davidson County lack access to enough food to obtain and sustain a healthy lifestyle. The interconnected issues of poverty, low wages, unemployment and rising costs of food and living all contribute to the growing food insecurity rates in our city.”

How’s Nashville “A community effort launched by the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission in June 2013 to end chronic homelessness in Nashville. How’s Nashville is aligned with the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a national movement to house 100,000 chronically homeless and vulnerable people by July 2014. How’s Nashville uses a housing first approach using existing resources.

Nashville Metropolitan Homelessness Commission “The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission is Metro’s planning and coordinating entity that brings advocates, nonprofit organizations, for-profit business leaders, government agencies, and the general public together to collaborate on solutions for homelessness in Nashville. It was created by Ordinance BL2005-582 to implement the city’s Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.”


State Links

Tennessee Coalition for the Homeless is coalition of organizations, advocates, faith groups, homemakers, concerned citizens, and people who have been or are experiencing homelessness. They have links to the major organizations that help the homeless across Tennessee here.

Tennessee Offender Re-entry A web site managed by Project Return of links for the formerly incarcerated, much like WTTIN or our Get Help page, but focused on helping those released from jail or prison.


National Links

National Coalition for the Homeless The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. We envision a world where everyone has a safe, decent, affordable and accessible home.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (based here in Nashville): “The mission of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is to eliminate homelessness by ensuring comprehensive health care and secure housing for everyone.”

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty “Through policy advocacy, public education, and impact litigation, the Law Center’s national programs address the root causes of homelessness and meet the immediate and long-term needs of those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.”

Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) “WRAP was created to expose and eliminate the root causes of civil and human rights abuses of people experiencing poverty and homelessness in our communities.”

National Alliance to End Homelessness

National Center on Family Homelessness

National Low Income Housing Coalition

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Re-Entry Policy Council

National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

The Urban Institute