Siloam Health has been serving uninsured patients in Middle Tennessee since 1991, and cared for more than 4,300 individual patients in 2017 from over 80 different countries speaking over 70 different languages. But their care reaches far beyond their four clinic walls through Siloam’s vibrant Community Health Outreach (CHO) and Nashville Neighbors initiatives which aim to improve health literacy and navigation among local immigrant and refugee communities.
Though their impact in the community grows deeper and wider, their mission remains steadfast — to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through healthcare. Because patients pay on a sliding scale, TVC’s financial support helps cover the gap between patient contributions and Siloam’s costs in providing whole-person care to their patients. In addition to monetary contributions, several TVC members serve at Siloam including five staff members, a board member, six volunteer nurses, clinic assistants and prayer intercessors.
There are still plenty of opportunities to get involved, though. TVCers are invited to attend Siloam’s upcoming benefit, Amplify Nashville, which will take place at OZ Arts Nashville on April 26. Amplify Nashville 2018 is their second annual celebration of the distinguished immigrants who help our city flourish. For more information, check out amplifynashville.net.
Siloam also hopes that you will be excited about their newest initiative, Nashville Neighbors, where they pair volunteer teams with newly arrived refugee families for a six-month commitment. There is an emphasis on basic health education, and it is also an opportunity for connectivity and genuine relationships between established Nashvillians and newly arrived refugees. Reach out to Director of Engagement Wes Harrell to find out more at [email protected].