Take It Easy

Take it Easy

By Susan Adcock, West Side Outreach Larry had a hard time staying at the hospital. I got to where I’d take his boots with me so he couldn’t leave. Toward the end it worked but he was pretty sick by…

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Paul & Tara

Paul & Tara

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to bring people into the movement to end homelessness. How do we on the inside bring people with limited or no understanding of complex issues into a conversation that debunks the…

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Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are.

Ubuntu: I am because we are.

By Mia Zera, OTN Spring Intern 2019 This word—ubuntu—has held significant meaning in my life. It is faintly stamped on the necklace I wear every day serving as a constant reminder of the kind of life I want to live,…

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Three Questions

Three Questions

By Joanie Sanders, OTN Spring Intern 2019 I began my internship at Open Table Nashville in January. Since then, I’ve been learning the ins and outs of outreach, homelessness, navigating the city (or, getting lost more often than not), and…

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Ellington Camp Update

Ellington Camp Update

Today, one of Nashville’s largest and most visible homeless encampments was quietly bulldozed and closed by TDOT—Tennessee Department of Transportation—and Metro. One lone tent remains under the Ellington and Spring Street underpasses where over 30 once stood. When the eviction…

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