Serving Wilson County's

Neighbors in need since 2012

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Who we are

Founded in 2012, Compassionate Hands started as a network of churches working together to provide winter shelters to individuals experiencing homelessness in Wilson County, TN. Our dream is to end homelessness in Wilson County. In 2020, we were blessed with the opportunity to purchase our own building, allowing us to offer year round services.
From winter shelters and continues with year-round services and assistance in finding stable housing. Through it all, we rely on volunteers with a compassionate heart and desire to make a difference.
Learn more about how you can serve!

How we Help

Winter Shelters
December through Mid-March. Locations vary.

Hope Center Service Hours
214 N. College Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Mondays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm & Wednesdays from 11:00 to 2:00.
Hot meals, showers, access to laundry facilities, supplies, prayer and encouragement.

Mail Service
Compassionate Hands provides mail service for those in need of a reliable physical address.
214 North College Street, Lebanon, TN 37087

Rental Assistance
Have you experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you homeless or in danger of becoming homeless?  
You may qualify for rent relief assistance if you meet eligibility requirements.
Call the HART Homeless Referral Line at 844-556-7626 (toll-free) for a preliminary assessment.
Qualifying Wilson County Residents will be referred to a Compassionate Hands case manager.

What we do

Our program requires 175 volunteer hours every night during Shelter Season from December to mid-March. During the warmer months we have opportunities as well. For more information, call 615-784-3356 or email:
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For 105 winter days, guests receive a hot dinner, breakfast, and goodie bag to go.

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Our shelters provide guests a warm place to stay during the coldest nights of the year.

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Shuttle services provided to and from shelters each day.

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Cleaning Services

Our shelter sites offer hot showers and
laundry facilities.

How to help

"Compassionate Hands has been such a blessing. God will be adding jewels to your crowns as well to hand over to the feet of Jesus"

- Wilson County tornado survivor

"We have a wonderful little girl in our congregation who took up a collection of gift cards for the homeless at her birthday party."

Compassionate Hands Volunteer


Volunteer Training
What: Learn how you can help during the 2021- 2022 winter shelter season. Join us during one of the times listed below.
Call 615-784-9897 to let us know you're attending!
November 5 - 7:00 to 9:00 PM
November 6 - 10:00 AM to Noon
November 19 - 7:00 to 9:00 PM
November 20 - 10 AM to Noon
Where: Wilson Bank and Trust | 214 N. College ST | Lebanon TN  
December - March 15
What: Shelters Open Every Night
Partner Meetings
What: Prayer and Planning for Winter Shelters Second Tuesday of the Month from 7:00 to 8:00 PM

October 12, 2021 
November 9, 2021
December 14, 2021
Where: Center for Hope & Renewal 214 N. College ST | Lebanon TN
Email to be added to the list.
Sunday Meal & More
What: Outreach Opportunity with All For Him
When: Every Sunday starting at 3 p.m.
Where: Travel Inn in Lebanon

Hot Food, Sleeping Bags, Tarps, Clothing, Showers, Bus Passes, Work Shoes & Uniforms, Resources for Recovery, Love & Conversation with people who care

How to help

As long as poverty persists, we all have a job to do. It doesn't take much to change a life. Start making a difference today.