WHO WE ARE
Who We Are
What you read below is who we have been for the past 10 years.
We are currently restructuring our organization due to the loss of the building in 2011 we were housed in. But we are still serving our community and partnering with other organizations holding mobile events.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clothed you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” 40 “The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
The NCORC web site was initially created in June of 2010 by a friend of the organization, Mr. Brien Lutes. The web site served NCORC as a valuable tool for over two and a half years.
Former NCORC web site
As we begin again, The Dream, The Vision and The Mission has not changed, only our location(s) has changed until such a day we have our very own building again. Until then we simply go where God leads and continue to serve our community with His love and compassion being hands and feet where ever we are needed!
NCORC is a non-denominational community outreach program that is operated by volunteers from all denominations and walks of life. We simply love God and desire to serve others and live out the example that Jesus gave to us in the gospel of Matthew to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, help heal the sick and take care of those that have been imprisoned. Everything we offer is with NO STRINGS ATTACHED!
This outreach was started in February 2004 under the title of Matthew's House completely on faith, with no idea of how to do it or where it would take us.
Thousands of people have found help, hope and the love of Jesus through this open door. God continually amazes us as we have simply been obedient to His call.
We offer emergency food, clothing, hygiene and backpacks and school supplies to anyone in need.
Since 2006 medical students from the Vanderbilt Medical Center have been coming on this day and performing free health screenings consisting of eye exams, BP and Diabetes screenings.
Nashville Cares joined us in 2008 providing HIV testing and counseling.
The Shade Tree Clinic came along side us in the fall of 2008 with the gracious help of Dr.Robert Miller and began giving free flu shots. We have been able to vaccinate hundreds of homeless and less fortunate and save countless lives with this endeavor. Through the Matthew's House Outreach, the Shade Tree Clinic began initiatives and received further grant funding and began serveral other free flu shot clinics in the South Nashville area! The Vanderbilt nursing school soon joined in full force. Their participation has permitted the expansion of other vaccines to many other shelters. In 2010 efforts lead to the Department of Health and Human Services helping to get access to other vaccines such as tetnus and pneumonia. This would not have been possible if the need not been brought to attention of the medical commuity through the Matthew's House Outreach.
Two days a week we would meet with ex-offenders from all around the area as they transition from prison back into society and provide clothing, food and other needs based on individual assessments.
When a need arises that we are unable to fill we link them with other resource assistance programs.
NCORC Learning Center
Here we will be offering* GED assessment testing, computer training, literacy programs for youths and adults, tutoring, resume’ and job readiness training and a host of other programs as we grow. *More details coming soon for GED preparation classes, watch the web site for dates and details!*
By God's grace alone, in the past 10 years we were able to serve the needs of well over 8000 people. Thank you to all that have helped make this such an incredible outreach to the Middle TN area and beyond. You are the hands and feet of Jesus coming along side us.
God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
~Partner with us, help us grow and enable us to continue to offer hope for a better way of life. ~
All Donations Are Now Tax Deductible!
In February of 2013, a joint project with NCORC and Trevecca Nazarene University was initiated to redesign the site and offer a new look to serve NCORC and outreach efforts. During the five-week project, NCORC Executive Director / Project Champion Mrs. Debbie Murphy and a team of technology students collaborated to produce the web site as it exists today. The design team, all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Computer Information Technology (BSCIT) program at the School of Business, consisted of Darius Armour, Joe Gilland, Brian Pendleton, and MieNa West.
The original Nashville Community Outreach and Resource Center logo was drawn by;
who at the time was homeless, and is now part of our team!!!