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Cold Weather

Winter weather is hard on people who sleep outdoors. The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission continues to focus on solutions for people who have experienced long-term homelessness. Through our community's How's Nashville initiative, we have worked to assist more than 250 people with permanent supportive housing between June and October 2013. That is a great success, and we continue focusing on assisting people with housing.

However, cold weather is upon us and people are still trying to survive outdoors. That's why we assist our community partners with collecting needed items such as hats, gloves, socks, etc. We encourage you to look at our full list of winter item requests and maybe do a collection drive at your place of worship, your neighborhood, or your office.

For shelter resources, please visit our Initiatives and Programs page.

Initiatives

How's Nashville

The Homelessness Commission launched the How's Nashville campaign in 2013 to foster collaboration in our community around solutions for homelessness.

Adopt A Meter

Nashville has 26 blue donation meters posted in high-foot-traffic areas along sidewalks in the downtown area. Donations will cover housing and utility deposits, basic furniture and household goods for people moving from the streets into permanent housing.

Project Homeless Connect

PHC Nashville is a collaboration of over 70 service providers and hundreds of volunteers who come together in one location to provide thousands of services to approximately 1,000 individuals and families in need.

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Connect

How can I get help if I am homeless or about to be homeless?

An online resource directory, called Where to Turn in Nashville created by The Contributor will become available soon.

For information and referral requests call:
2-1-1
Metro Social Services (during office hours 8am-4:30pm): 615-862-6432

In a Mental Health crisis:
Nashville Mobile Crisis: 615-726-0125

For DV assistance:
YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-334-4628

For Police Assistance:
Ambulance, Police, and Fire: 9-1-1
Nashville Police (Non-Emergency): 615-862-8600