March 11, 2014
Saturday’s blue skies provided a perfect backdrop for this month’s Family Enrichment’s “Celebrating Families” session on “Healthy Friendships and Relationships.” Our group of 25, 11 clients and 14 guests, spent time working to define healthy and unhealthy relationships, compare and contrast the patterns of power and control to those of equality, and discuss how this applies to support systems in recovery. Visiting family members gave emotional expressions of pride in their family members for being brave in the journey of recovery, and participants said they left with encouragement to “stay more positive,” “keep my head up,” “learn to think before I talk.”
Family Enrichment days are such an important part of recovery, and it is sometimes the first opportunity for our clients to have a recovery based conversation with the people that are closest to them. As a friend of The Next Door, you are supporting the whole family on the journey to recovery!
February 28, 2014
This beautiful, inspiring poem was written by Jamie, a client of The Next Door.
Thank you Jesus
A Poem of Thanks by Jamie
I give thanks for my suffering
And falling flat on the ground.
It was at this time I sought You
When none was around.
I give thanks for my troubles
For my chaotic past.
Because that’s when You saved me.
I’m set free at last.
Thanks for redemption
And for deliverance too.
It’s at these times I’ve realized
You were pulling me through.
I give thanks to the program,
For all the staff that’s involved.
Thanks for the girls
Who were there when I called.
I give thanks for sobriety.
I can honestly say,
That I’m living pretty normal,
And I’m sober today.
Thanks for my wisdom
And thanks for Your love.
Thanks for answering my prayers
And showing grace from above.
Thanks for your help.
I know that you care.
I’m thankful for my blessings
That I receive more and more.
Thank you my Savior Lord
For showing me The Next Door.
February 25, 2014
Here are a few photos of The Next Door’s new Community for Women as of February 24. This new facility is going to double The Next Door’s capacity for residential treatment and allow TND to expand its programs! It is a huge blessing!
To learn how you can be a part of the building process, please visit morelivesmorehope.com.
View of South and East Elevations from 21st Avenue
View of North and West Elevations from 22nd Avenue N and Clifton Avenue
View of Roof Deck Installation
February 14, 2014
The Next Door received a grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $2 million in its most recent grant cycles. In addition to its regular funding cycle, BHT held a special funding cycle for Affordable Care Act outreach, training, and enrollment assistance. Over $800,000 will fund nonprofit agencies working in Middle Tennessee to help link people to affordable coverage.
“We are proud to help support 42 local non-profits working to create access to quality, compassionate health services for the community’s most vulnerable residents,” said President & CEO Dr. Cathy Self. The mission of the Baptist Healing Trust, a private grant making foundation, is the sacred work of fostering healing and wholeness for vulnerable populations through strategic investing, philanthropy, and advocacy.
The grant awarded was for $65,000 and will be used to support the work of The Next Door. The Next Door is dedicated to equipping women in crisis to develop lives of wholeness and hope. It provides a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families who have been impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma, and/or incarceration.
Recipients of the contributions include non-profit organizations from 40 counties in Middle Tennessee that focus on physical health, mental health, recovery from alcohol and drug abuse or healing from abuse, neglect, and violence.
This year’s grants bring the collective grant making of the Baptist Healing Trust to over $64 million since 2002. The Baptist Healing Trust was created when Baptist Hospital in Nashville sold to St. Thomas Health Services, a ministry of Ascension Health in St. Louis, Missouri.
February 11, 2014
Here are some amazing new photos of our new Community for Women from the most recent site visit on February 10th.
To learn how you can contribute to the new facility and help us expand our programs, please visit MoreLivesMoreHope.com
View of South Elevation from 22nd Ave. North
View of South and East Elevations from 21st Ave. North
View of First Floor Boutique. Dressing Room door frames in background.
View of First Floor Administrative Office Corridor
January 31, 2014
We continue to be amazed by the progress made at the new facility. The different rooms are already taking shape! What a blessing the new Community for Women is for The Next Door!
To learn how you can contribute to the new facility and help us expand our programs, visit MoreLivesMoreHope.com
View of North Elevation from Clifton Avenue
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