May 23, 2013
Last week in Nashville, we held a prayer walk at our future property! We believe that prayer is foundational to everything we do at The Next Door and deeply appreciate all of our prayer warriors who attended. God has given us the task of building a new facility and we continually seek His guidance for all decisions along the way! If you would like to join our weekly prayer email update, please email Laura Weibezahn.
Please pray for us in the following ways:
-Pray for our Construction Team as they finalize our budget and design elements.
-Pray for protection, strength, wisdom, and discernment for the our current residents and staff.
-Pray for The Next Door’s Board of Directors as they continue to give excellent and visionary leadership to the organization.
-Pray that Individuals, Churches and Corporations will desire to join our prayer team and give financially.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
The Next Door would like to thank Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated (CCBCC) for its generous donation drive to collect and put together 20 Welcome Bags for new residents! We are deeply appreciative for the generosity of the many employees of CCBCC! The Next Door is grateful to be part of a community where Coke cares!!
May 15, 2013
The Ossoli Circle of Knoxville, has chosen The Next Door as their Presidents Project! They threw a shower for our Knoxville residents where they were able to register and receive gifts from Bed Bath and Beyond. Later that day, they had a bridge tournament where they raised $2,100 for TND Knoxville! We are thankful for their continued support and gracious generosity! God continues to bless us with wonderful community relationships!
May 14, 2013
Suzanne recently transitioned from The Next Door and completed the Music City Marathon! Read her beautiful story of transformation in her spirit, mind, and body! Click Here
May 7, 2013
The Next Door is grateful to be the recipients of the Tennessee Legislative “Retire Your Attire” Campaign, sponsored by JohnsonPoss and Nissan North America. Many thanks to Magan Lane of JohnsonPoss, Tim Slattery, and Tracy Woodard of Nissan North America for all their hard work in making this year’s campaign so successful. Our residents are truly dressed for success as the recipients of this legislative clothing drive!
April 26, 2013
“I have lived for one reason, to feel alive. Unfortunately I turned to alcohol and drugs to achieve this end. But with the help of The Next Door, I’ve learned that true inebriation is living with a keen awareness of a Power greater than myself. As my soul heals, I don’t need alcohol to get drunk anymore. Thank you The Next Door for a soft bed, a place to shower, food to eat, clothes to wear, occupation, my Higher Power, my life path of recovery, love and encouragement. In short, for my life!”
April 12, 2013
What an incredible night for The Next Door with the successful launch of our new Celebrating Families curriculum! Celebrating families is a 16 week group that works with families. The night starts with a family meal, followed by a parents group and children’s group, and ending with an entire family group. Each of these groups is designed with three primary goals in mind: to break the cycle of substance abuse and dependency within families, to decrease substance use and relapse, and to facilitate successful family reunification.
April 11, 2013
The Next Door was the benefitting organization for the Middle Tennessee’s Chapter of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS). WIFS is a preeminent professional organization for women in the financial services industry, dedicated to attracting capable women to the financial services sector, helping them develop their talents and advancing them toward their fullest potential. The chapter met on Tuesday, March 12th at the Jackson Curial Capital building in Cool Springs. Members collected professional attire and toiletries for clients at The Next Door. Catherine Hardin, Community Development Coordinator for The Next Door, was invited to speak about The Next Door’s programs and services. Chapter members represent various corporations in the Nashville area, making the event a remarkable opportunity to reach a new audience and spread the story of The Next Door.
The SunTrust Foundation recently awarded $25,000 to The Next Door Chattanooga to support the programming offered to residents at their Correctional Release Center.
“The SunTrust Foundation is proud to support the important work of The Next Door. We are pleased to make a significant donation to an organization that is aggressively working to make a better life for women and their families that are impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration. By serving these women and their families, The Next Door is improving the lives of everyone in our communities,” said Rob McNeilly, President and CEO, Middle & Eastern Tennessee, SunTrust Bank.
March 21, 2013
By providing the family meal you are an important part of helping this generation be the first to break the cycle of addiction and poverty! This is a great opportunity for small groups, families, and friends. Simple, child friendly meals like chicken fingers, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and fruit are examples. You can bring a meal and eat with our families or fund a meal if that is more convenient.
Here at The Next Door we are continually humbled by our volunteers willingness to go above and beyond. Cindy Caudle and her husband Joe have coordinated a monthly dinner for our residents for over a year. Recently for Cindy’s birthday, she asked her friends to bring items to donate to The Next Door in lieu of gifts for herself. Cindy’s creativity and heart to help have inspired us deeply.
March 15, 2013
This week we are taking pause to celebrate the admission of our 1,000th resident! Since our doors have opened we have had the honor of serving a variety of women. Years have gone by, healing has been cultivated, and we are proud to reach this milestone at such an important time in TND’s history. Here’s to More Lives, More Hope, Now More than Ever!
March 4, 2013
At the beginning of the year, Linda Leathers, CEO, started the Healthy Living Adventure amoung our staff. Each participating staff member accessed their own life and made goals for the year. Rebekah Bohannan, Regional Assistant Director of East Tennessee, has taken the call to Healthy Living to the next level by starting Beka’s Boot Camp with our Chattanooga women last year. She has been an inspiration to all of us!
March 1, 2013
Last night we had our first Transition Ceremony of 2013! With a turn out that left people standing around the edges of the room, we were overjoyed at the supportive community that came out to love on these women. We could not be more proud of the work they have accomplished and more excited for the new seasons they are entering.
February 28, 2013
Today, we had the joy of building The Next Door’s relationship with the Department of Children’s Services. Strong relationships with local service providers are crucial for the success of our women. Matthew R. Muenzen, Regional General Counsel for DCS, presented to our staff.
February 27, 2013
We are full of great expectations for the future of The Next Door Nashville. God has led us with every step and we ask you to collectively praise Him for the work He has done! The months to come are full of hope as we plan and prepare for our new building. As The Next Door was started with a group of Wild Praying Women, we want to continue this tradition of prayerfully seeking God’s guidance as we move into a new direction.
February 22, 2013
We have received an overwhelming response of support from local media outlets after sending out our press release this morning. Earlier today Channel 4 News reporter Josh DeVine interviewed Linda Leathers, The Next Door’s CEO, and Rev. Frank Lewis from First Baptist Church. To watch their interviews about the sale of our property and The Next Door’s hope for a bright future, click here.
February 21, 2013
“Since The Next Door opened in Nashville in 2004, we’ve been able to help more than 1,500 women in crisis and to address the impact on their families. At the same time, we’ve realized a great need to increase our capacity and, for the past 12 months, have been developing plans to do so,” said The Next Door’s chief executive officer Linda Leathers.
February 15, 2013
Click the title of this article to see a video featuring Sarah Young, author of Jesus Calling, and interviews with several women who have ministered with The Next Door.
January 11, 2013
The Next Door received a $65,000 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which recently awarded funds totaling almost $2.1 million to 56 local non-profits for a variety of health related projects, according to President and CEO Cathy Self.