Faithful Friends (formerly the Ascent) is an intimate community that meets twice a month at Cross Point Bellevue with a home-cooked meal, a fun activity and a message geared toward adults with special needs. Email [email protected] to find out more.
THE ALOE PROJECT AT ROLLING HILLS APARTMENTS
The Aloe Project (formerly Caring Hearts) works to address food insecurity and academic disparities amongst the immigrant families at Rolling Hills Apartments. On Saturdays, volunteers tutor and do fun activities with the kids and on Sundays, volunteers help with mobile food distribution.
FOSTER CARE SUPPORT
There are around 8,000 children in foster care in the State of TN, and only 4000 foster families to provide homes for foster children. We believe that part of our mission as a church is caring for the foster children, foster families, and foster care caseworkers in our community. There are many ways you can be a part of making a foster child feel seen and loved, and equally as many opportunities to support and encourage foster families so that they can continue to provide a safe and joyful environment for foster children. Email [email protected] to find out more about WRAP teams, Foster Parent Night Outs, caseworker appreciation and other ways you can make a difference in the life of a foster child or foster family.
BELLEVUE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Bellevue Community Food Bank provides groceries for families living in food insecurity in the Bellevue area. Volunteers help out by sorting and organizing the food supplies as well as contributing donations.
DREAM STREETS WEST
We come alongside Dream Streets West (formerly the West Nashville Dream Center) as they serve the under-resourced communities in the West Nashville area in various projects throughout the year. Dream Streets West works to meet basic needs, provide family-strengthening tools and facilitate community building events, all in an effort to increase the safety and quality of life in these communities.
CARENET PREGNANCY MEDICAL CENTER
We volunteer at CareNet on multiple projects throughout the year. CareNet is a nonprofit center that provides free pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds, as well as peer counseling, material assistance, education and support for anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy.
DICKSON COUNTY YMCA
Volunteering at the YMCA makes an impact on the people of Dickson. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit, committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We spend the year partnering with them on a variety of projects and events.
THE HELP CENTER
We help the Dickson County Health Center throughout the year; from mobile food pantries to turkey giveaways, the people of that community do not go hungry and receive clothes, shoes, blankets, heat and medicine through our volunteer efforts.
Waves empowers our friends with special needs in Williamson County. We partner with them by assisting at their Day Program; activities include maintaining and landscaping resident homes and helping present employment opportunities in various roles in Williamson County.
ONE GEN AWAY
Several times a month, we join One Gen Away to distribute food in Williamson County and beyond. One Gen Away is an organization that focuses on ending local hunger by distributing healthy food to families that do not have access due to physical or economic barriers.
We partner with Path Project, located in Franklin Estates Mobile Home Park, an organization focused on literacy and education in students from elementary to high school. We assist in mentoring, volunteering and supporting students within the community to graduate and further their education.
We partner with Healing Housing to help further their mission of providing a supportive, affordable residential recovery environment where women who have completed treatment can continue to recover and thrive. Healing Housing is a faith-based program rooted in evidence-based practices and 12-step recovery principles.
MT. JULIET HELP CENTER
The Mt. Juliet Help Center delivers warmth, compassion and friendliness while providing temporary and emergency food, utility and clothing assistance to families in western Wilson County. The purpose of the Center is to help bridge the gap when families are unable to provide basic necessities. Volunteer opportunities include sorting food and clothes when needed, donating non-perishable and perishable food items and helping with seasonal events, such as the summer food program and school supply giveaway.
WILSON COUNTY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
The Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center strives to implement quality programs that will engage and empower families with the necessary life skills, information, education and resources to ensure the best education for Wilson County Children. They work to provide support and education to help make a parent’s job less stressful and more enjoyable. Volunteer opportunities include reading to students, meeting the tangible needs of parents in Wilson County Schools and supporting teachers through encouraging words and acts of service.
Compassionate Hands is an organization whose dream is to end homelessness in Wilson County. They provide safe, warm shelters, a hot shower and a fresh meal to their guests every day for the 15 weeks of winter. We partner with Compassionate Hands and provide support to the guests during the winter months by serving hot meals, finding shelter hosts to stay overnight and attend to the guests’ needs, driving shuttles to and from the shelters and washing laundry for both the guests and the shelter. Serving opportunities also exist outside of winter months through Friday night dinners, volunteering to drive individual guests to work and to doctor’s appointments, assisting with documentation needs and donating items such as snack bags, first aid supplies and hygiene items.
SALT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assure that no senior in Wilson County goes without food. The seniors that this organization serves frequently have trouble affording food as they must often choose between food, medication, utilities or other necessities. A number of these seniors also lack consistent transportation and many times health issues keep them at home so grocery shopping becomes a challenge. SALT provides these individuals and families with food and volunteers deliver it twice monthly to about 130 households in Wilson County. Serving opportunities include delivering food twice a month as well as unloading the monthly food order to stock the pantry shelves. Volunteers are also needed for other events throughout the year such as food giveaways and their summer mobile pantry.
LANTERN LANE FARM
Lantern Lane Farm is a non-profit counseling center that offers traditional and equine-assisted counseling services in their peaceful, countryside setting. We volunteer to help with various beautification projects at their facility throughout the year.
MT. JULIET ACADEMY
Mt. Juliet Academy is a residential center for girls ages 12-17 years old. The center provides a vast array of programs that focus on intensive mental health treatment services using a trauma-informed approach. We hang out with the girls and provide group and individual mentoring.
CUMBERLAND CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER
Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center supports women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy. We partner with them to do work at their facility and to provide baby supplies.
HENDERSONVILLE SAMARITAN ASSOCIATION
The Hendersonville Samaritan Association provides food and financial assistance to Hendersonville area residents in need. Cross Point volunteers can serve at their food pantry or thrift store.
Grace Place offers housing and stable path forward for single mothers and their children. We partner with them to meet the physical needs of both their families and their facility.
HIGHLANDS APARTMENTS/NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR EMPOWERMENT (NICE)
Through our partnership with the Nashville International Center for Empowerment (N.I.C.E.), we host community events to provide a space for refugee and immigrant families to gather. We also help meet physical needs through clothing and furniture donations.
THE BRIDGE MINISTRY
Every Tuesday, we join The Bridge Ministry as they head to the Jefferson Street Bridge and distribute hot meals, groceries, clothing and other resources to our homeless neighbors. Once a month, we join The Bridge Ministry to help pack food bags that are sent home with students living in food insecurity.
Monroe Harding serves foster care families and youth along the foster care continuum. We partner with Monroe Harding to love on their foster families at events throughout the year.
Once a month, we visit the foster youth (aged 13-17) living at Youth Villages. During those visits, we eat dinner and spend time hanging out with the youth.
DREAM STREETS NORTH
We come alongside Dream Streets North as they serve the under-resourced communities in the North Nashville area in various projects throughout the year. Dream Streets North works to meet basic needs, provide family-strengthening tools and facilitate community building events, all in an effort to increase the safety and quality of life in these communities.