Cold Winter Report

The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission would like to thank all the nonprofit organizations, shelter providers, volunteers, Metro personnel, and everybody involved who worked together closely to reach out to Nashville’s homeless population and ensure we did our utmost to provide a shelter bed to every person who needed it during the record low temperatures of the past few days.

On Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, more than 1,300 shelter beds were provided each night for people by the following organizations: Nashville Rescue Mission, Room In The Inn, Open Table Nashville, and an overflow shelter opened by Metro government. Each organization increased its capacity for shelter beds through Thursday morning. Click the following link for the final Emergency Shelter Report for January 5-8.

Metro government provided outreach support from the Office of Emergency Management, the Fire Department, the Police Department, the Mayor’s Office, and the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission throughout the night until Thursday morning.

We had dozens of people donate items and more than 130 Nashvillians offered to volunteer.

If you still want to donate items, please drop them off at Room In the Inn, the Nashville Rescue Mission or contact Open Table Nashville on their Facebook page.

For updates on shelter locations that are available during the winter months, please call 615-800-0195.

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