No to war: Russia's invasion of Ukraine reminds some Nashvillians of Cold War conflicts - Nashvillians gathered at the state capitol on Sunday, March 6th to call for peace and express support for Ukraine a week after it was invaded by Russian forces. The gathering included handmade signs, musical performances, and prominently, calls for the disbandment of NATO - The Tennessean
People Experiencing Homelessness Deserve Our Compassion, Not Our Fear - Nashville, a rapidly growing city with a rapidly growing population of people without homes, has been reeling from the effects of the challenging last two years. Betsy Phillips of Nashville Scene describes conflict and discomfort in affluent local neighborhoods as homelessness begins to feel closer to home than some Nashville residents would like. - Nashville Scene
• Blood:Water - Blood:Water is an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. We do this by identifying Africa's hidden heroes and coming alongside their vision for change. We provide technical, financial, and organizational support so that African civil society organizations have expanded reach and effectiveness in the communities they serve.
• Thistle Farms- Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. We do this by providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support.
• Gideon’s Army - The Mission of Gideon’s Army is to act collectively, boldly and strategically as a unified force for all children. Placing children first at all times, we eliminate the root causes of the prison pipeline, save our children from death and incarceration and guide them on a secure path to success. We will not stop until the pipeline is dismantled. We will not quit on our children.
• Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee - The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is to provide food to people facing hunger and work to advance hunger solutions. Approximately 339,410 people in 46 Tennessee counties receive food from SHFB each year. Food is distributed through 460 not-for-profit agencies such as senior centers, treatment facilities, low-income daycare centers, and food pantries. SHFB operates an Emergency Food Box program in Davidson County that helps individuals and families with emergency food needs. SHFB's Children's Feeding Programs provide low-income children with a nutritious evening meal or a Backpack bag of food for the weekend when school meals are not available. Our grocery rescue effort picks up food products from grocery stores and distributes them to partner agencies in our service area. The Project Preserve Program purchases and manufactures millions of pounds of food for distribution to agencies in Middle Tennessee as well as to food banks across the country.
• The Store - The Store operates as a year-round free grocery store allowing people to shop for their basic needs. There is no charge to those referred or to the people and agencies that send them. They may shop for food to supplement their income during times of crisis and as they work toward self-sufficiency.
• Shower The People - Access to shower and laundry services is one of the greatest unmet needs of Nashville’s homeless community, with only 15 showers currently available on a walk-in basis to those experiencing homelessness. Many of these locations are only available during specific times or days of the week. Shower The People’s focus is on providing showers and mobile laundry services to those individuals with the most barriers and most limited access to these facilities throughout Davidson County.
• The Launch Pad- The Launch Pad’s Mission is To create a network of temporary safer sleeping shelters for homeless youth 18-24 years of age, which are open and affirming to LGBTQ youth.
• Project Return - Project Return is solely dedicated to the successful new beginnings of people who are returning to our community after incarceration. We provide the resources and services needed to gain employment and build full and free lives.
• The Oasis Center - Located in Nashville, Oasis Center is a nationally-recognized organization on a mission to help young people in Middle Tennessee move into a happy, healthy, and productive adulthood. Every year, we engage over 3,500 youth and families across a broad spectrum of programs and services designed to help them reach their full potential.
• Book ‘Em - Book’em's mission is to create a more literate Nashville and ignite children’s passion for reading through book ownership and enthusiastic volunteers.
At a time when role models and mentos are more important than ever, Play Like a Girl presents Ready, Set, Go!, a hybrid conference and leadership summit for women.
Join us for an opportunity to connect with a growing community of people dedicated to creating healing, hope, and sanctuary for women survivors. This three day conference will include: •Keynote Speakers •Breakout Sessions •Live Music
Held at the historic Fairgrounds Nashville Speedway Racetrack, join this event to help provide life saving supplies for homeless veterans.
Local Hero Spotlight
Members can nominate a local hero for recognition on their local LoveJustice.com city page!
Anyone and everyone can make an impact, and at LoveJustice we believe that they deserve to be recognized for their good, necessary work!