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From cooking to financial planning, we help residents learn skills they need for success

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We foster a family environment and encourage residents to cultivate healthy relationships

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We always say, a "hand up not a hand out!' Our goal is to help foster independence after program graduation.

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What Not To Wear

by Christina (resident) Colossians 3:1-9, 12-14 I am sure that more than a few of us have looked into our closets and thought to ourselves, “Well, it’s about time I clean this thing out!” You can almost get lost in there amongst all the old t-shirts and worn-out jeans that we have not worn in […]

Life Since the Ladies Moved In

by Diane Roland Four young ladies moved into the Next Step house in April, which put real world legs on our vision. Since they’ve moved in, I have been excited as a new mom drinking in every new development their child makes. When they each did their intake, I saw four beautiful young women, greatly […]

From the Director’s Desk: A Generous Shower

My tennis buddy and friend Beth Allison decided to organize a house -warming shower among the Cookeville ladies tennis community to help furnish the Next Step house kitchen and complete the resident’s rooms.  And wow! Did they ever!  She brought in (pictured left to right in the picture above) Linda Carlen, Lucretia Maxwell, Beth, Me […]