creating community

Aftercare / alumni services

We believe that once a client enters our doors, she will always be part of the TNDR family. One of the best resources for our clients is other people in recovery walking alongside them. Our Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS) follow clients through all levels of care and stay connected after their time at TNDR through our Aftercare program.

Our CPRS team provides unmatched empathy for clients navigating the challenges of what it truly means to live lifetime recovery. This team continue to provide services, accountability for sustaining recovery, and help connect clients with a recovery community.

The CPRS team supports alumni through several outlets:

Sunday Aftercare

The Next Door Recovery facilitates a weekly group every Sunday from 4:30pm-5:30pm at our Nashville location (402 22nd Ave N. 37203). It is available to any previous clients of The Next Door Recovery. This weekly group is peer-facilitated, and topics are focused on service work, relapse prevention, successful transitions, and principles of the 12-step program. At this group, alumni offer support to others and gain support for themselves – creating community and fellowship. It also gives alumni a chance to come ‘home’ where the staff knows them, cares for them, and can walk alongside them.

The Next Door App

We recommend all discharging clients download our free app, where they can connect with other TNDR alumni, get support, celebrate milestones, and stay inspired in their recovery. This app is our own exclusive social media channel specifically for recovery-based support – allowing clients to connect with their recovery family. It also connects alumni to our CPRS team for ongoing one-on-one support, advice and encouragement.

Alumni Events

Throughout the year, our CPRS team hold numerous events specifically tailored for former clients. Alumni events are held on-site at TNDR and off-site throughout the Nashville community. Previous events have included bowling nights, holiday parties, yoga classes and our annual homecoming event. We also believe a beneficial part of recovery is giving back to one’s community, so our CPRS team regularly coordinate service work opportunities. Every event is meant to welcome former clients’ “home” for community, fellowship and sober fun with their TNDR family.

“I have been a client at The Next Door Recovery and I now serve as a living example of what recovery can look like.”
Fawn Gentry
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Supervisor
“While I was in treatment at The Next Door Recovery I never felt judged for my background – I felt acceptance. From then, I made it my goal was to become a peer at TNDR. Now I get to provide that safety to someone else.”
Jen Tucker
Outpatient Care Manager/Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
"My favorite part of my job is seeing the light come back to the eyes of the women we serve. I get to see miracles every day at my job and not everyone can say that."
Janie Elkins
Former Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

If you are interested in bringing in an AA/NA meeting (and have a minimum of 6 months clean and working an active program) please email

If you have any general questions regarding our Aftercare program, please email