We respond to Christ's call by sharing our resources with nonprofit organizations where our funds make a significant impact and which serve those in need in our community.
Agencies We Support:
• Conducting a ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church through caring and compassion.
• Integrating our effort with other ministries of the church.
• Being stewards of the church's resources with accountability and integrity.
• Reflecting the inclusive nature of Christ's ministry by seeing all persons as equals and each person as having worth.
Campus for Human Development/Room In The Inn
Room In The Inn (also known as the Campus for Human Development) is an interfaith organization rooted in communities of faith. The agency assesses the needs of the homeless. These needs include foods and shelter, educational programs, respite care, alcohol/drug abuse, and veterans' services.
Westminster joins more than 160 local congregations, providing shelter for 1,286 individuals from November 1 - March 31. Last year, with the help of approximately 5,000 volunteers, giving almost 130,000 hours of service and driving nearly 500,000 miles, Room In The Inn provided over 29,000 beds, over 22,000 showers, and served over 60,000 meals and almost 30,000 snacks/lunches to their homeless guests. Agency contact: Rachel Hester 251-9791 or Rachel.Hester@RoomInTheInn.org;
Living Waters for the World at Westminster
The mission of this ministry at Westminster is to partner with families, communities, and institutions in Tennessee and in Peru who lack access to clean drinking water in order to provide simple, affordable, and sustainable water purification systems and to provide health, hygiene, and spiritual education. Westminster members receive training for this ministry from the larger organization Living Waters for the World, but all funding for this effort is provided by the members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. To learn more, you may contact Terry Allen at email@example.com or Carson Salyer at firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://livingwatersfortheworld.org.
Martha O'Bryan Center
On a foundation of Christian faith, the Martha O'Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship. Martha O'Bryan Center services are targeted to the 1,856 residents who live in 720 apartments in the James A. Cayce Homes, Nashville's oldest and largest public housing development, as well as residents of surrounding East Nashville neighborhoods. Agency contact: Jennifer Jackson 254-1791, ext. 122 or Adrianna Flax, ext. 124; website: www.marthaobryan.org.
As the only agency in the State of Tennessee accredited as a transitional facility for youths transitioning into adulthood, Monroe Harding provides a home for over 200 at risk youths annually who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or behavioral problems. Through their various programs, education, vocational training, life skills and support of caring adults, Monroe Harding strives to make them productive, responsible adults.
Their non-residential programs are Project Share, which works to keep at risk elementary students engaged in school by mentoring them with adult mentors and Youth Connections, a resource center that serves as a central place where youths with no support system can find assistance after leaving State Custody. Services include employment opportunities, life skills, financial literacy, and an on-site Thrift Store. Agency contact: Patty Harmon 298-5573 or email@example.com;
Nations Ministry Center operates a Refugee Center in West Nashville that serves recently arrived refugees and immigrants from predominantly African countries. Staff and volunteers serve as advocates for refugee families as they seek to assimilate in the city of Nashville. Nations Ministry Center provides many programs that cater to refugee children and promote English literacy among children and adults.
The Kindergarten Readiness prepares young refugee children to begin kindergarten in Metro Public Schools. An after-school youth program provides tutoring and homework assistance for middle-school aged children. The English Language Center also offers two weekly classes to adult immigrants.
Summer Academy encourages school-aged children to continue their studies over the summer and to use the summer break as an opportunity to bridge the learning gap by focusing on English language classes. In addition to these core programs, Nations Ministry Center serves as advocates for refugee families in their daily lives, providing assistance for activities such as scheduling doctor's appointments to registering children for school programs. Agency contact: Chris Lovingood 828-9664 or firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.nationsministrycenter.org.
Preston Taylor Ministries
Serves youth of Preston Taylor housing area, glorifies Christ Jesus by empowering Preston Taylor children to discover and live their God-inspired dreams through Christian friendships and love for learning. Agency contact: Chan Sheppard 963-3996 or email@example.com;
Mission Statement: In community with addicted women and their children, Renewal House fosters healing, resiliency and continuing recovery to enhance family health.
Services: Renewal house offers a broad spectrum of services to addicted women and their children. They receive their referrals through three primary sources: 1) Department of Children’s Services (45%) 2) Court System (30%) 3) Word of Mouth (25%). website: www.renewalhouse.org.
The Outreach Foundation
Engaging Presbyterians and global partners in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.
Creating dynamic relationships that deepen mission passion and build mission capacity.
Additional Agencies We Support: