Nashville Neighbors – Siloam Health

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Opportunity Details

  • Type of Opportunity: Local Outreach, Refugees, Trainings
  • Contact: Kim Zimmerman
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Siloam Health has launched a new initiative that invites Life Groups to walk alongside a newly-arrived refugee family to help them transition into life in the U.S., called “Nashville Neighbors.” This initiative allows volunteers to help a new family adjust and address many of the challenges of living in a new country while also having the opportunity to develop relationships with their refugee family.

Life Groups commit to walking with a family for six months, with members rotating to meet with the family twice a month during that time. The group assists the family with a health literacy curriculum, helping them understand topics like when to call 911, going to the doctor vs. going to a pharmacy, basic nutrition, pedestrian safety, etc. This gives volunteers a great opportunity to learn the family’s story, develop a friendship, share the Gospel and show Christ’s love to them.