Birth of the Dream....
The idea of NCORC all started in February 2004 as merely an idea inspired by faith under the title Matthew’s House. We had no idea in the beginning of how to do this and we just simply opened our doors with pots of soup on the stove and clothes folded neatly on tables and watched God do amazing things because we stepped out on Faith and believed the impossible!
With the help of NCORC's Matthew's House Program, thousands of people have found help, hope, and the unconditional love of Jesus Christ through our hands and feet. Through the generous donations of others we have been able to offer emergency food, clothing, hygiene products, backpacks, and school supplies to anyone in need. It always amazes us to see the lives we are changing just by being obedient to His word and adhering to His call.
In 2006, we were able to gain additional support from medical students at Vanderbilt Medical Center. They have been coming and offering additional free health screenings that include eye exams, BP tests, and Diabetes testings.
In 2008 the Shade Tree Clinic joined in our cause under the generous help of Dr. Robert Miller and offered flu shots to the homeless and less fortunate. With the help of The Shade Tree Clinic we have been able to vaccinate hundreds of people and change their lives with our program. Through our joint initiative, Shade Tree Clinic was able to secure additional grant funding and able to offer free flu shot clinics throughout the south Nashville area. Shortly after the Shade Tree Clinic was on board, the Vanderbilt nursing school joined in the efforts.. With their participation it was possible to expand and offer additional vaccines to many other shelters.
In 2010, our efforts lead to gaining help from the Department of Health and Human Services and they were able to get access to several other vaccines that ranged from the flu, to more serious vaccinations including: tetanus and pneumonia.
"This was all made possible by the Matthew's House Community Outreach bringing the need to the attention of the medical community, Dr. Robert Miller.
We will be forever grateful to Dr. Robert Miller for believing in us and making this all possible!" Debbie Murphy, Executive Director
The former Matthew’s House program is now The Nashville Community Outreach & Resource Center, Inc. We are a registered 501(c)3 and serving the needs of the entire Middle Tn Area!