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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Canvassing 101

Canvassing 101

By Whitney Washington, Development and Volunteer Coordinator Several nights ago, as the eclipsing moon hid behind the clouds, and the temperature dropped to the teens, I witnessed a side of Nashville few get to see. I met our city’s poorest…

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Just Sitting There Talking

Just Sitting There Talking

By Lauren Plummer As my season of work has been drawing to a close, I can’t help but reflect on the beginning. In the summer of 2011, I was healing from some life wounds and trying to figure out where…

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The Man On The Other End Of The Phone

The Man on the Other End of the Phone

Someone recently said that all of my FB posts were depressing. I told him I planned to start posting pictures of puppies any day now. I haven't found the exact right one but meanwhile, here's a really good thing that…

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