Education/Classes - Food/Drink - Kids/Family - Nonprofit
520 39th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209
Our mission statement: We are a ministry center committed to PROTECT and EMPOWER those in our community living in distress.
What would it look like if we immersed ourselves in a community to help meet tangible needs?
When we started the West Nashville Dream Center, our desire was to do ministry differently.
When we began serving our community for one hour a week in the Spring of 2013, we knew there was a need for hope in a neighborhood plagued with drugs, poverty, and oppression. Soon it became clear the one hour we were serving wasn’t enough compared to the 168 hours of life our community was navigating on a weekly basis.
While most of us are lucky enough to have support as we steer through life, if you walk 3 blocks in any direction of the Dream Center, you will see how 168 hours feels a lot longer. We have realized in order to transform people’s hearts, lives, and their neighborhood, we have to be present during those 168 hours. It is that sustained, consistent presence that drives lasting change.
That’s why currently, multiple ministries are taking place 7 days a week. We serve and support our community – single moms, children, and families through supplemental resources that meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs while offering family strengthening tools and social activities for all ages.
Our purpose is carried out by passionate partners who give of their time volunteering and/or their resources through funding.
There is a place for you at the West Nashville Dream Center and we invite you to be part of our fight for Dreams Inspired and Hope Renewed.
Our Response to COVID-19 :
After having made a thorough review of the WHO Guideline for Basic Protective Measures against COVID-19, the West Nashville Dream Center ministry programming will take the following measures at this time. Our mission is to Protect and Empower. This means we are people who choose to love well, even in a crisis.
We will continue with critical programming at this time but keep our gatherings brief.
Our food ministry is necessary and life-sustaining to many in our community experiencing financial need. We will pause non-critical programming, such as community nights, until further notice to decrease exposure.
We will only be accepting the operational minimum number of volunteers.
To help us keep track of volunteer numbers, please make sure you have signed up at www.westnashdc.com/serve if you have never volunteered with us before or you are a current volunteer.
We will be taking measures at each food site to limit the number of touchpoints with food.
This includes, but is not limited to pre-bagging groceries and assigning a lesser quantity of designated persons to handle food prep.
We will be enforcing stringent hand-hygiene practices before and after handling food (25-sec hand washing at indoor sites and hand-sanitizer use at outdoor sites).
We will be taking advantage of any opportunity to be in spaces that promote airflow and ventilation and will enforce mask-wearing indoors and outdoors.
We encourage volunteers and community members to keep six feet distance from one another and strongly discourage handshakes, hugs, and all unnecessary physical contact.
Volunteers exhibiting COVID-19 or Flu-like symptoms are asked NOT to show up and will be sent home. We also ask that community members who are experiencing these same symptoms to not show up at food sites or other ministries.