center of hope


 Center of Hope

In 1890, upon their arrival in Nashville, The Salvation Army’s  mid south mission outreach team launched its established ministry of “Soup, Soap and Salvation.”   They gathered, fed, bathed and sheltered their first homeless clients, and tucked them in each night with Bible stories.

Today the Center of Hope: A Housing First Initiative provides supportive housing for men, women, and families seeking to improve their quality of life.  Currently their are 16 Lofts for families and accommodations for 16 men and 8 women (renovations will soon allow 16).

This Housing First Initiative maintains the fidelity of one case manager per 16 households which maximizes efficiency of quality of service.

The Quality of Life Learning Center is also housed at the Center of Hope.  QoL Learning Center uses a behavioral science approach to housing support, reducing the days and costs of homelessness.

The Center of Hope is the administration headquarters for the Nashville Metro Area Command.  Please come by for a tour or engage in a policy conversation.  The Salvation Army continues to advance the quality of life of all.