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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 we're open, about 25 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.

Winter Weather: If you are looking for shelter information during winter weather, please visit this page.

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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9 - 11 a.m. (drop-off or cook on-site)


As needed

Who We Need

Volunteers who can prepare a hot meal to drop off at the Outreach Center for us to serve throughout the day. Volunteers who have experience with youth and young adults as well as a comfort level working with young people in crisis.