DIY Summer Care Car Kits

DIY Summer Care Car Kits

By Elizabeth Langgle-Martin, Street Outreach and Resource Coordinator DIY Summer Care Car Kits: Often we see folks out in the summer heat, but what can you offer during a quick interaction at a traffic light or outside the library? Here…

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Behind The Scenes With AmeriCorps VISTA

Behind the Scenes with AmeriCorps VISTA

By Sarah Partee, AmeriCorps VISTA service member Recently I’ve had a role shift at Open Table Nashville. After one full year of being an intern with OTN, I am now in the position of AmeriCorps VISTA with OTN. "VISTA" stands…

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“Where Are We Supposed To Go?”

“Where Are We Supposed to Go?”

By Justin Barringer, OTN Intern, Cary M. Maguire Fellow It was thirteen years ago when I first started wandering around in the woods, beside railroad tracks, and under bridges looking for homeless camps in Nashville. Last month, during my first official day…

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Daily Action 6.29.17

Daily Action 6.29.17

ACTION ALERT! Tonight, come to the town hall on the Community Oversight Board (also called a civilian review board) at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church. The town hall starts at 6:00 PM, but we have two workshops on expungements and…

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Out Of Sight And Out Of Mind

Out of Sight and Out of Mind

By Haley Spigner, Street Outreach & Resource Navigator My last blog post told the story of my friend Cliff and his campmates and how they had been forced to leave their campsite. That was at the beginning of March and…

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