Happy Birthday, Mr. Whiskey

Happy Birthday, Mr. Whiskey

By Lauren Plummer, Outreach and Program Coordinator Friday night at the Barth Vernon UMC Resource Shelter we got to celebrate our dear friend’s 59th birthday. “Mr. Whiskey,” as we affectionately know him, was recently freed back into the care of…

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Adventures At The Laudromat

Adventures at the laudromat

For the majority of this past week I spent my time at a laundromat with a group of teenagers, holding a handful of quarters, washing and drying sheets and towels for the resource shelters Open Table Nashville holds every 2nd & 4th Friday evening.

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How Anderson Cooper Sees Homeless People Now

How Anderson Cooper sees homeless people now

I had very serious problems with early ejaculation. Now, with Priligy tablets sex became more brighter and it lasts long enough to satisfy all my needs. I feel more confident with Dapoxetine and I'm not afraid to fail. Recently, Anderson Cooper and the crew of 60 Minutes spent some time with our Open Table Nashville community. In the hours he spent with us, learning about the lives that were changed, he, too, was transformed.

When asked about the impact this report had on him, he had this to say:

It really changes your perception of the problem of homelessness and the people who end up being homeless…we all have support networks. We all have family and friends and a job and things that support us when we trip. These are people who have burned through those support networks. And that’s really the only difference.

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We’re On 60 Minutes!

We’re on 60 Minutes!

Check out this press release about the upcoming 60 Minutes show that features our joint efforts to move our friends off the streets and into permanent housing:

From: Tedesco, Kevin
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 1:52 PM
Subject: Housing the Homeless Can Save Money – 60 MINUTES

[release] February 7, 2014

GIVING APARTMENTS TO THE CHRONICALLY HOMELESS CAN SAVE TAXPAYER DOLLARS, ADVOCATES SAY – “60 MINUTES”

The  “100,000 Homes Campaign” Has Already Gotten 80,000 People Off The Streets

Advocates for the homeless say providing apartments to those who have been on the streets the longest and are at greatest medical risk can actually save taxpayers money.  Even if these people have not yet received treatment for substance abuse or alcohol problems, getting them off the streets often keeps them out of hospitals, where the cost for one night is more than a month’s rent in many places.   Anderson Cooper reports from Nashville, one of the cities that have joined the 100,000 Homes Campaign, for a 60 MINUTES report to be broadcast Sunday, Feb. 9 (7:00-8:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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OTN Receives Nominations From Tennessee Alliance For Progress

OTN receives nominations from Tennessee Alliance for Progress

Ingrid and LaurenGreat news, Friends!

The Tennessee Alliance for Progress has nominated Ingrid McIntyre for their Long Haul Award. They have nominated Lauren Plummer for their Young Leader Award.

These awards celebrate “the work of Tennessee’s exemplary progressive activists.” We know Ingrid and Lauren join Lindsey in evolving both human services and theological witness in ways that care for whole persons in tangible ways. We also know that while Ingrid, Lauren, and Lindsey are being noted here as distinguished Tennesseans, they are truly leaders for the nation and the world. We are so blessed to serve with and be led by them. You can what the nominators for Ingrid and Lauren wrote about their exemplary work on the link.

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