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Homelessness Commission's Initiative and Program Goals

The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission's goal is to end chronic homelessness in Nashville within this decade. As a planning and coordination entity, the Commission focuses on collaborative efforts that support permanent solutions to homelessness.

Cold Weather Information

Day Shelters for people who need to get out of the cold

Room In The Inn provides a day shelter option from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nashville Rescue Mission - will be open doors when there is precipitation, or temperatures feel like 37 degrees or colder.
Community Care Fellowship, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closing on 2 p.m. on Wednesday)

Night Shelters

Nashville Rescue Mission, please call their Cold Patrol at 255-2475 (they start after dark, around 5 p.m., and when temperatures are predicted to be 32 degrees or colder overnight)
Room In The Inn, night shelter, 5 p.m. For winter shelter referrals, please call 251-7019.

Shelters for single women or single women with children, after hours

Nashville Rescue Mission's Women's Shelter (Family Life Center) at 312-1574.

Shelters when temperatures fall to 25 degrees Fahrenheit or below

(there are limited slots available for people with pets or for couples)

Open Table Nashville will open warming shelters at select locations: Call Ingrid McIntyre at 584-7958 for location information.

General information for the organizations mentioned above

Room In The Inn, at 705 Drexel Street, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 251-9791 (also known as the Campus for Human Development or just "the Campus")
Nashville Rescue Mission: (615) 255-2475
Nashville Rescue Mission's Men's Campus: 639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203-4226
Nashville Rescue Mission's Family Life Center (Women's Campus): 1716 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208
Open Table Nashville, Inc.: Ingrid McIntyre, executive director, (615) 584-7958
Community Care Fellowship, at 511 S 8th St, Nashville, TN 37206, (615) 227-1953

Connecting people with support services

If you need to link people with direct services, we recommend that you connect people with a case manager at Metro Social Services by calling 862-6400 during office hours (M-F, 8:30-4:30).

If you have general questions about homelessness or you would like to invite a representative from the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission to address your congregation, your neighborhood association, or any other group, please contact Judith Tackett at 615-880-2360.


The Homelessness Commission believes in permanent supportive housing, which offers a choice of permanent housing options to the most vulnerable and chronically homeless people in our community and combines the housing with available support services. The How's Nashville campaign, launched by the Homelessness Commission in 2013, focuses on permanent supportive housing as described by the national 100,000 Homes Campaign.

Our initiatives and programs support solutions to homelessness.

Please read our six-month progress report, which was released on July 12, 2013.

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