The Old Firehouse Day Shelter is a day shelter that was established in 2004 by the Housing and Homeless Coalition and incubated by various agencies in Clarksville. It was founded as an outreach program of the Community Action Agency in 2005. The outreach program helps the Community's homeless; it welcomes both men and women to its facilities. The Old Firehouse Day Shelter has worked to help people as well as improve and change lives.
The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center works in collaboration with the Firehouse Shelter by donating leftover food from events, clothing and any other donations that may be given by students, faculty, staff and community members.
In observance of Women’s History Month, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, hosts its annual Purses and Pleasantries event. This event solicits donations of new or slightly used purses, as well as business attire, for a silent auction that takes place in the Center. This event is open to the APSU community, men and women, as well as the public to participate in the silent auction.
The climax of the event is a “Tea Talk” where individuals learn if they
have won their bids, enjoy good food, as well as a featured speaker. This event is open to the APSU community, men and women, as well as the public to participate also. All proceeds from the auctioned purses, as well as purses that are not purchased are donated to the Montgomery County Safe House for Domestic Violence.
For more information about Purses and Pleasantries, please contact the WNDAACC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (931) 221-7120.
The Safe House
P.O Box 324Clarksville, TN 37041
Business Line: (931) 648-9100
Crisis Line: (931) 552-6900