Cold Weather Response

During the winter months on nights when the temperature drops below 28°F, our outreach workers and volunteers canvass the city from 7:00-10:30 p.m. to do wellness checks, take survival supplies to those in encampments or on the streets, and help people access shelters. On these nights, we work to find the people left out in the cold, build relationships with them, and empower them to know their options to stay warm and alive. Winter outreach canvassing is focused on preventing exposure-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. (Our outreach workers are also out during the daytime hours taking supplies to campsites, helping people get to shelters, and helping people navigate the resources and apply for housing.)

If you’d like receive emails about canvassing opportunities, please fill out this form.

For information on Nashville’s City-Wide Community Cold Weather Response Plan, visit

We’re also always in need to winter supplies. You can order directly on our wishlist at



Click HERE to download our 2018-2019 Winter Outreach Resource Guide!

Click HERE to download our 2018-2019 Winter Survival Tips and Shelter Information.