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Street Outreach Program

Over 900 young adults in Nashville between the ages of 18 and 24 do not have safe place to sleep at night, a permanent address, or a place they can call “home.”

Oasis Center's Street Outreach Program is one of the only resources in Metro Nashville dedicated specifically to supporting these young people.

When our staff canvasses the streets, they’re not just providing young people needed supplies—backpacks filled with clothes, hygiene items, food and information. They’re building a trusting relationship and helping youth access the supports they need to leave the streets.

Many youth find that support at the Outreach Center. Each day, about 20 young people come to the Outreach Center to eat a home-cooked meal, take a shower, do laundry, and connect with caring adults. Case managers help youth find housing and build stability by taking care of their individual needs—health, education, employment, transportation and more.

Since the winter months can be especially dangerous and life-threatening, we transform our Outreach Center into a Warming Shelter on three nights a week during the winter season. We also work with partners to ensure that every day of the week young people have some place to find refuge during the coldest nights of the year.

323
The number of young people supported through the Street Outreach Program in 2018
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Volunteer Shifts & Enrollment

Lunch Volunteering

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10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Enrollment

As needed

Street Outreach

  • M
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  • W
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11 am - 1 pm

Enrollment

As needed

Warming Shelters

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Days very each winter season. Currently, Monday, Friday and Saturday nights 8 - 11 pm

Enrollment

September - November

Who We Need

Volunteers who have a passion for connecting with young people who are in a hard place, particularly people who have experience with youth and young adults as well as a comfort level working with young people in crisis.