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Street Outreach Program

Where youth grow, thrive and create positive change.

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.”

Street Outreach is one of the only resources in Metro Nashville dedicated specifically to supporting these young people. When our staff and volunteers canvass the streets, they’re not just providing young people needed supplies—backpacks filled with clothes, hygiene items, food and information. They’re building trusting relationships and helping youth access the supports they need to leave the streets.

Many youth find that support at the Outreach Center. Each day, about 15 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.

271
The number of young people supported through the Street Outreach Program in 2017.
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Volunteer Shifts & Enrollment

Lunch Volunteering

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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Enrollment

As needed

Street Outreach

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7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Enrollment

As needed

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.