The Next Door is positioned in a newly constructed campus just off Charlotte Avenue to provide a one stop shop for women impacted by addiction. The team of medical and clinical professionals provide Medically Monitored Detoxification, Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Family Services, Transitional living and affordable housing for women and their children.
The agency’s most pressing need continues to be funds to support general operating expenses. Medical staff, therapists, licensed social workers, counselors and professional staff (not volunteers) lead programs and provide care 24 hours a day. Outside of general funds, needs include supplies to fill welcome bags for each woman (reusable tote bag, reusable water bottle, notebook, wash cloth and towel, feminine products, shampoo, soap), pillows and bath towels. Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of positions (see agency website) from clerical help to leading morning meditation.
The need for the services offered by The Next Door is greater than when we opened our doors in 2004. Addiction is devastating our communities. Treatment and recovery support is needed to combat the heartbreaking effects of the heroin epidemic and other opioids, along with alcoholism. The Next Door has become a healthcare center designed for women to receive world class services at an incredibly affordable price. The opportunity our campus, which is located in the center of the healthcare sector, has to make a significant difference in the lives of hundreds and even thousands of women, their families, and the Nashville community drives the organization’s Board of Directors. Our Board is composed of 26 local individuals that are engaged and committed to providing excellent leadership to forward the organization’s mission. We are fortunate to serve and support an amazingly gifted and passionate staff team. We could not be more excited for the work that God is doing through The Next Door to bring hope to women in crisis. We celebrate His provision and have great expectations for the future.
Located in the heart of Nashville, The Next Door provides an amazing center of treatment and recovery services for women seeking treatment for the disease of addiction. The Next Door is committed to provide excellence in evidence based programming in a Christ-centered compassionate care environment. The Next Door mission is to focus on women and their families. The continuum of care behavior health services includes Medically Monitored Detox, Residential, Intensive Outpatient services. In 2017, the organization will begin a Partial Hospitalization program. The Next Door also provides recovery services for women re-entering to the community from incarceration. The continuum also includes affordable housing for 21 women and their children impacted by addiction. The organization has placed a priority in providing a comprehensive aftercare program to engage former clients in ongoing support and encouragement in their recovery journey.
The Next Door is a Christ-centered organization with a passion for our mission: to equip women to develop lives of wholeness and hope. We are convinced more than ever that transformation is possible. History is not on a resident’s side. Years of substance abuse have stolen her youth. She has disappointed her children and family so many times. She has lost all memory of hope. Some of her decisions have had devastating consequences. At The Next Door, we cannot take away a resident’s past, but we strive to give her tools so that she will be able to write a beautiful script for her future. We remind each resident that she is a woman of priceless treasure; she is not defined by her past. God Himself has an amazing plan and purpose for her life that is good. Forgiveness is real! We are here to walk with her and hope for her. She needs help to believe again! In addition to all of our women’s struggle with addiction, the majority of our clients struggle with a history of abuse and trauma and mental illness. We must deal with the root causes of the pain to move our residents in a new direction. Licensed Medical Professionals, including a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and a 24/7 Nursing team, provide excellent care for the clients. The Clinical team composed of License Professional counselors and social workers provide therapy and case management for the clients.
The Next Door offers a four week series for clients and families on the following topics: Disease of Addiction, Family Disease and Recovery, Enabling and Codependency, Boundaries and Communication. Our staff utilizes various forms of educational and therapeutic resources to help support families. Family members are provided with educational information and materials throughout the 4 week series. In addition, family members and clients participate in both psychoeducational and experiential activities.
The Re-Entry Program (REP) is a structured, comprehensive 6 month transitional program for women re-entering society from incarceration. The program explores the underlying issues of mind, body, and spirit that are associated with chemical dependency, co occurring mental illness and trauma.
The Re-Entry Program (REP) equips clients to:
The Next Door Chattanooga prepares women for independent living free from drug and alcohol abuse.
The Next Door Chattanooga offers a unique program in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Correction. Women served by The Next Door at the Chattanooga location are currently incarcerated, and receive short-term transitional services rooted in evidence-based practices to address the needs of the women.
Prior to release from incarceration, women are transported from prison to The Next Door Chattanooga’s Correctional Release Center. While at the Correctional Release Center, women work toward gaining job and life skills that will assist in a productive re-entry into society. This Correctional Release Center is the first of its kind for the State of Tennessee and Department of Correction, and is designed to equip these women for independent living, free from drug and alcohol abuse.
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For every $1 spent on addiction treatment, $12 are saved on future social, medical and criminal justice costs. Yet addiction recovery services for low-income and uninsured people are provided primarily by nonprofit treatment centers dependent on funding through competitive grants, private donations and modest payment by patients. These centers are always busy, and patient waiting lists are long.
The dramatic achievements of public health in the 20th century have improved our quality of life in a myriad of ways, including an increase in life expectancy, worldwide reduction of infant and child mortality rates, and the elimination or reduction of many communicable diseases. In Middle Tennessee, improvements in preventive medicine and advanced medical technology have resulted in increased life expectancy and improved health for many residents. However, significant health disparities exist in our region, resulting in poor health status often related to economic status, race, and/or gender.
In Tennessee, gang presence has been on the rise since the late 1980s and early 1990s, when gangs first made a concerted push into the state. Since 2011, police have identified at least 5,000 gang members in Davidson County, and gang-related crimes have increased by 25%. Meanwhile, cities with 50,000 or fewer inhabitants have seen gang-related crimes triple in frequency nationally since 2005.
In today's climate of economic uncertainty, Middle Tennesseans may be concerned about the potential of rising crime. Fortunately, there are ways we can work together to protect ourselves and our communities from crime.
Crime prevention cannot be achieved by one body alone. Rather, effective crime prevention results from a web of institutions, agencies, and daily life — including communities, families, schools, and the legal institutions of policing and criminal justice.
Prisoners recede to a place far out-of-sight and out-of-mind for most citizens until their release. The concept of prisoner rehabilitation concerns the ability of the correctional system and other agencies to effectively reintroduce a past offender as a law-abiding, productive member of society. Tennessee released 14,735 prisoners in 2010 in need of a source of income and aid in developing a stable, sustainable lifestyle. Our state’s effort to prevent recidivism, or the relapse of an individual into criminal activity that prompts their return to prison, consists of programs designed to provide past offenders the guidance, training, and opportunities necessary to lower their chances of reoffending.
“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” In the United States, it is a typical expectation that everyone will have the opportunity to live in a decent and affordable home, in a community that promotes opportunity and a better quality of life in a secure and attractive environment.
Families in poverty often do not achieve this expectation. Instead, many live in distressed neighborhoods, which often lack grocery stores, banks, and health resources. These neighborhoods typically have relatively high rates of crime and unemployment, as well as under-performing schools. Climbing out of poverty is even more difficult because of the lack of entry-level jobs in or near distressed neighborhoods, in combination with the lack of affordable housing in suburban communities where personal vehicles are often necessary to get to places of employment...
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