During the fall semester, Chattanooga State Community College’s nursing students visited several community agencies while completing the psychiatric rotation portion of their training.

The students saw firsthand the challenges that the homeless face on a daily basis at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen and Community Day Care Center. The nursing students rapidly put a massive community service project into action to aid this sometimes-forgotten segment of the population.

According to Hennie Gunter, associate professor of nursing,  “The class gave generously and unselfishly toward this project.”     


Many hours were spent accumulating donations in the form of canned goods for the community kitchen, and blankets, coats, gloves, toboggans, socks and other clothing items were gathered for the day care. The foot care clinic, located at the facility, also received much-needed supplies.

At the conclusion of their community service project, the nursing students had collected enough items to fill two trucks and two SUVs.

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