Happy National Volunteer Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week!

By Liz Shadbolt, Volunteer Coordinator The last week of April 2017 is National Volunteer Week in the US. At Open Table Nashville, every week is volunteer week! We couldn’t function without the amazing volunteers who support our work. As the…

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On Hard Days And The Value Of The Struggle

On Hard Days and the Value of the Struggle

By Elizabeth Langgle-Martin, Street Outreach and Resource Navigator As an outreach worker and housing navigator, my favorite of days are move-in days. The days where the efforts of my unhoused friend and the countless hours we’ve worked together blossom into…

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Little, Holy, Sacred Things

Little, Holy, Sacred Things

By Sarah Partee, OTN Intern I ask a lot of questions. There are a lot of things I don’t understand. Through my time and experiences as an intern with Open Table these past 10 months (how has it been 10…

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The Downward Spiral Of Homelessness—And How To Break It

The Downward Spiral of Homelessness—And How to Break It

By Samuel Lester, Street Outreach & Advocacy Coordinator Homelessness is the crossroads of some of society’s most difficult problems: poverty from low wages and unemployment, lack of affordable housing, over-criminalization, childhood abuse, domestic violence, unavailable health and mental health care,…

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