Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Ryan LaSuer, Executive Director of Community Care Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, who discusses their mission and efforts to serve Christ by offering hope, love, and resources to neighbors experiencing housing insecurity. The nonprofit’s stabilizing services include meals, showers, laundry, hygiene, mail, pastoral counseling, mental health services, and housing navigation. Their transformational programs create a path to self-sufficiency through their Career Counseling and Rapid Rehousing Program. During the interview, Ryan talks about their impact, success stories, their two Mobile Housing Navigation Centers, the power of collaboration, lessons learned, how the community can help, and more.
The mission of Community Care Fellowship is serving Christ by offering hope, love and resources to our neighbors experiencing housing insecurity. Our principal stabilizing services include meals, showers, laundry, hygiene, mail, pastoral counseling, mental health services, and housing navigation. Our transformational programs create a path of self-sufficiency through our Career Counseling and Rapid Rehousing Program. CCF partners with a social enterprise, Resera (https://www.resera.com), which employs unhoused or socially displaced female guests to make jewelry, while earning a living wage. Big AL Mowing LLC. employees male and female unhoused and socially displaced guests with the opportunity for growth in the company. Guests are also eligible for a minimum of six months of housing assistance from CCF in partnership with Urban Housing Solutions. Other wrap around services including career and mental health counseling.
CCF will also be launching two Mobile Housing Navigation Centers utilizing churches this fall and are on course to house between 50-75 individuals through our Rapid Rehousing (RRH) and Master Lease programs by year’s end. The Nashville nonprofit community, who are part of the RRH project, are on pace to house more than 500 individuals by year’s end.
We have volunteer opportunities in all of our programs and individuals interested in volunteering can contact me or our volunteer coordinator Dave Steinmetz at firstname.lastname@example.org . Our biggest need is financial support of our general operations, which are not typically supported through grants. Individuals can mail payments to CCF P.O. Box 60068 511 S. 8th St. Nashville, TN 37206 or give online at our website.