Since the founding of our country, millions of men and women have left the safety and comfort of their homes to go to war to safeguard our democratic freedoms and way of life. Millions more have given their lives.

However, some of those returning veterans, who survived the battlefield, find themselves facing an even graver battlefield. Our country’s veteran resources are overburdened and incapable of addressing veterans’ health and psychological needs.

Our History

We Are Building Lives, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, was formed by a group of middle Tennessee business leaders, who recognized the severity of Nashville’s homeless veterans’ situation. Most regrettably, over twenty percent of Nashville’s homeless are honorably discharged veterans.

Building Lives Foundation, Inc. is committed to assisting Nashville’s veterans by providing one-on-one mentoring, health and psychological care referrals, employment, transportation, housing and financial education. Our singular goal is to support and transition each client to become productive members of our community.

Homeless Veterans Helped Off The Streets

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Building Lives is committed to assisting our veterans to rebuild their lives in thanks for preserving our right to live in freedom in the United States of America. We do this through various veterans assistance programs, volunteer help and donations from people like you.

Our Programs

affordable housing

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apartment furnishings

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job assistance

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guidance counseling

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