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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Of Frizzy Hair & Temporary Fixes

Of Frizzy Hair & Temporary Fixes

By Haley Spigner, Street Outreach and Resource Navigator I keep a small notebook in my bag to jot down quotes from folks I meet with during the week that make me think or laugh or blush or cry (usually at…

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Montana

Montana

By Sarah Partee, OTN Intern Stories shared with permission. I met Montana the first week I started my internship with Open Table this June. I see him regularly now, at least a couple times a month. Montana is 67 years…

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Ode To Resilience

Ode to Resilience

By Emily Brazzel, Street Chaplain in Residence In the few months that I have been working for Open Table Nashville, I have met the most resilient people I have ever known. No one better personifies that than my friend Ms. Madge. She…

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Time

Time

By Elizabeth Langgle-Martin, Street Outreach and Resource Navigator If you picked up the latest edition of The Contributor, you may have noticed the initials of one of my dear friends, Ken. Kenneth and I have journeyed together for about two…

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