YAIPaks Outreach: A Clarksville Homeless Shelter Focused On Kindness

People ask us why we do what we do…because we are called to love people. “
Sherry Nicholson, Founder
Photo by: YAIPaks

Millan Enterprises supports many non-profit organizations, including Clarksville homeless shelter YAIPaks Outreach. We have had the opportunity to meet several amazing individuals who have dedicated their lives to leading and contributing to these organizations. We deeply value the hard work and mission of helping others in our community and around the world.

Our March non-profit highlight is for YAIPaks Outreach, who directly impact the Clarksville and Nashville communities.   

YAIPaks Outreach is a non-profit organization that provides support and hope to Clarksville’s homeless community. Sherry Nicholson founded YAIPaks Outreach back in January 2016 with the intention of reminding those who feel as if they are lost and forgotten in this world, that they are still important.

YAIPaks is unique in their mission, because they do not wait for individuals to come to them. Their mission is to bring resources and supplies to different sites around Montgomery County in order to help individuals who are going through homelessness. Sherry, and everyone involved with this mission, have seen how such small gestures have huge impacts on the homeless. They also visit encampments, where many homeless individuals stay, and deliver boxes of food and other toiletries.

Looking Toward the Future

YAIPaks has already built two micro homes for the homeless community in Nashville. They are very small, but they offer shelter and serve as a transitional home until the occupants can afford something else. YAIPaks hopes to continue to build more micro homes in Nashville, and begin building in Clarksville as well. 

YAIPaks is always looking for helping hands to support their mission. Individuals interested in volunteering are encouraged to visit the warehouse on Monday from 9am to 12pm and Thursday from 5pm to 8pm to help accept, sort, and prepare donations.

If you would like to donate items to YAIPaks, here are a few items they are currently accepting:

  • Canned Food
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Beef Jerky
  • Peanut Butter
  • Baby Wipes
  • Propane Tanks
  • Sleeping Bags/Pads
  • 4 or 5-man Tents
  • Children’s Clothes
  • Children’s Toys

*For more information on how to volunteer and donate please visit https://yaioutreach.org*