The mission of The Village at Glencliff is to provide a dignified, loving, and hospitable medical respite/ bridge housing community for our most vulnerable friends experiencing homelessness in Nashville in an effort to meet each individual’s most basic needs so that they are empowered to focus on healing and permanent supportive housing.
Open Table Nashville has worked with over 800 of our friends, moving from the streets to permanent housing since our inception, but we have also held dozens of funerals for our friends who died on the streets while they were waiting to access permanent housing. Many of our friends have medical conditions that cause them to be more vulnerable, and a combination of their medical histories, the harsh living conditions on the streets, and the long wait for affordable housing has proven deadly. Since 2010, our team has been dreaming of a place like The Village at Glencliff that would allow our most medically vulnerable friends to have a place they can be supported and safe while they wait for permanent housing.
When OTN moved into office space at Glencliff United Methodist Church, a natural relationship formed formed from sharing that space. This small, neighborhood church felt the urgency to utilize their space faithfully. The opportunity to create healthy options for people who are medically vulnerable and experiencing homelessness with Open Table Nashville felt like an innovative option. The church offered to use a portion of their land as a way to live out their faith. They made the decision to be in ministry with people experiencing homelessness by providing “bridge housing” in the form of The Village at Glencliff. This ministry is supported by The United Methodist Church and many other individual, corporate, foundation and faith communities.
The Village at Glencliff will be located on the grounds of Glencliff United Methodist Church and will consist of 22 micro homes. Each will be built on a foundation and will include a kitchen and bathroom. One of the units will be utilized as an office and clinic, while another will provide laundry facilities. The remaining 20 homes will be comprised of 16 single-occupancy (200 square feet) and 4 double-occupancy (400 square feet) units, complete with wheelchair accessible floor plans, for a total capacity to serve 24 individuals. Click here to read more about the program overview and layout plan.
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We could not make this dream a reality without the help of our community partners. If you’d like to join in our efforts, email firstname.lastname@example.org or make a donation directly to the The Village at Glencliff here:
The Cal Turner Family Foundation, The Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, Glencliff United Methodist Church, The Frist Foundation, KPMG, Community Health Systems, Jack and Mandy Miller, Alan and Gaye Flener, The Marlow Family, Abraham, Leigh & Cole McIntyre, Ben and LeighAnne Baker, The Grigg Family Foundation, The Hawkins Family, Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Providence United Methodist Church, The Village United Methodist Church, Brentwood United Methodist Church, Nashville Indian Association & Hindu Cultural Center of Tennessee, Rotary Club of Nashville, The Golden Cross Foundation, Christ United Methodist Church, The Mary Wester Family Foundation, The Aberdeen Foundation, West End United Methodist Church and Belmont United Methodist Church.