The Adventist Community Services Center provides emergency assistance for families and individuals in Davidson County and Hendersonville, Tennessee. Assistance is provided on a first come basis during the hours our Help Department is open. Clients must provide required documentation.
The Adventist Community Services Center provides:
- Emergency help with utilities, rent, or medications
- Food through our Food Pantry
- Clothing through vouchers for our Thrift Store
- Hygiene kits and special supplies for the homeless
- Assistance for flood and burnout victims
- One day bus pass for doctor’s appointment or job interview
- Gas card for doctor’s appointment or job interview
- Other assistance in times of emergency
- Life skills mentoring program for individuals or families
It is our goal to empower our clients through emergency, compassionate care and life education to attain self-sufficiency and financial independence. It is our hope that our support and encouragement will make a difference in each life that we touch.
Adventist Community Services evolved from historical efforts by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to develop community outreach programs. In the Nashville area, there has been a service center reaching out to the community needs for many years.
In January 2009, the new home of Adventist Community Services is the 403 Building on Gallatin Pike in the heart of mid-town Madison, Tennessee. For years, it was the home of the Madison Movie Theatre. Much of the charm of this historic 17,000 sq. ft., two story building has been retained, as it has been converted into a Community Service Center.
Our volunteers are a very special breed of folks! They care deeply about our clients and have a strong desire to let them experience the very love of God as we wrap our hearts and arms around each person in need. Our volunteer base is growing as we continue to expand the service we offer. We could not do any of the essential tasks that currently happen at The 403 Center if we did not have the support of a small army of volunteers! As you can imagine, coodinating this many folks is no small task. Soon you will be able to download the Volunteer Application here so you can fill it out ahead of time. However, they are available at the Center upon request. To get an application simply drop by the Center one day when it is open or call (615) 860-6001 during that same time period. Once paperwork is complete our Volunteer Coordinator will work you into a schedule that allows you to serve in areas that match your skills and desire for service.