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The Next Door

The Next Door (TND) provides a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families struggling with addiction, mental illness, trauma and incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care. The continuum, which includes medically monitored detox, residential and outpatient programs, partial hospitalization and alumnae services, addresses the mental, physical and spiritual needs of women in substance-abuse crisis. […] Read More

Our children, ages 10 and 7, have spent most of their childhood volunteering with my wife and me at The Next Door (TND), a Nashville-based ministry for women in crisis. TND began in 2003 as an outgrowth of First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville, as a way to help women emerging from incarceration. More than […] Read More

Linda Leathers is’s pick as Baptist of the Year for 2013. She is the CEO of The Next Door (TND), a Nashville-based prison ministry that seeks to meet the abundant needs of women released from prison, one of which is helping them stay away from the environments that contributed to their incarceration. Other programs […] Read More