Nashville Rescue Mission

‘In 1954, the Mission opened its doors to provide food, clothing and shelter to homeless men in the Nashville community. In 1968, the Mission expanded to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of homeless women and children in the community. Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing hope for today, tomorrow and eternity to the hungry, homeless and hurting in Middle Tennessee.’

Listen to President and CEO Glenn Cranfield share his story in this weeks episode of Nashville by Nicole.

Produced by Guy Fell & Dan Buckley for Lightning 100

Nashville by Nicole airs on WRLT 100.1FM Lightning 100 Saturday Mornings at 7am


Poverty and The Arts Interview

I recently enjoyed interviewing Nicole Brandt the Founder of Poverty and the Arts. Their goal is ‘to empower homeless individuals as artists and creatives by helping them generate income, meaning, and purpose in life. They use the arts to promote relationships and space for volunteers to view homeless as talented and creative individuals, thus creating better advocates and more compassionate community members.’ For more information visit their website

Their upcoming annual Gala will be held at

Abrasive Media, 434 Houston St. Nashville, TN 37203, on

September 20th

click the image for more information and purchase your tickets now


Produced by Guy Fell & Dan Buckley for Lightning 100

Nashville by Nicole airs on WRLT 100.1FM Lightning 100 Saturday Mornings at 7am


Room In The Inn Interview

Listen here to my interview with Karen Stevens the Community Development Director from Room In The Inn and Stephen McCord the President of The Service Station.

Room In The Inn provides programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home.

Room In The Inn along with The Service Station entertainment marketing group & Young Entertainment Professionals orginization (YEP), will host its first “Shotgun Wedding” themed party, a benefit concert to help raise awareness for Nashville’s homeless community on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville.

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Safe Haven Interview

Listen to Nicole’s interview with Rachael Wilkins, Director of Development for Safe Haven Family Shelter; the only shelter-to-housing program in Middle Tennessee that accommodates homeless families. Safe Haven has been helping families in Tennessee for 28 years and has recently expanded their shelter to serve an additional 5 families, which will more than double our current capacity annually. We will go from serving 38 families to 75-100 families annually. More information can be found here:: Read More

LambsCroft Interview

Listen to my interview with the Brett Swayn, the Founder and Executive Director of LambsCroft, a local non-profit serving Nashville’s Homeless.

Learn about the 3rd Annual ParkLife benefit concert Saturday August 31st at Sevier Park here:

A new extension of their ministry is A Culinary Training Center and Restaurant in the 12 South Neighborhood is called The Cookery and will be having a grand opening soon… For more information visit:

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Oasis Center

Listen here to my interview with Mark Dunkerley the Vice President of Development for the Oasis Center. The center has been providing community-based care for Nashville’s youth since 1970. In 2009 they opened a 39,000 square foot facility that is providing for many creative opportunities to house the resources necessary to make a difference in Nashville. For more information on how you can help and to learn more about this great Non-Profit please visit

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