Community Outreach Program

What is the VBH Community Outreach Program?

The VBH Community Outreach Program (COP) is an expanded opportunity for staff to connect with the community they serve. This program strives to bring staff together both in and out of the hospital setting through various volunteer and donation drive events. Monthly projects with local organizations aim to deepen staff understanding of the importance of community programs in the primary prevention of mental health.

If you have questions or would like to participate, please contact:
- Tiana Lee at  
- Nikki Taylor, BSN, RN, PMH-BC at 


  • In June, volunteers went to Friends Life Community to wash transport vehicles and exercise with the Friends. FLC provides resources and classes to adults with intellectual disabilities. (left to right) FLC Friend; FLC Employee; Hadassah Wardle, RN; Tiana Lee, BHS; Holly Flatt, BHS; FLC Friend; FLC Friend; FLC Friend; FLC Employee
  • April: Volunteers helped pack approximately 300 bags with non-perishable food to hand out to the homeless and approximately 175 bags to go to local schools to provide food for children so they have something to eat over the weekend. Left to right: Kimberly Burkeen(VMG), Lesley Worsley-Hynd (VBH), Nikki Taylor (VBH), Janice Sisco (VUH)
  • March: Volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank sorted 3,663 pounds of food which will turn into 3,052 meals for people in TN experiencing food insecurity.
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