The Next Door
615-251-8805 ext. 6152518805
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402 22nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Mrs Rachel Morris
Term Start February 2022
Rachel's Experience:

Co-Executive Director

Co-Executive Director Amanda Dunlap
Term Start February 2022
Amanda's Experience:

Senior Staff

Name Title
Dr. Michael Ferri Medical Director


Full Time Staff 77
Part Time Staff 29
Volunteers 274
Contractors 5
Retention Rate 58%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? January 2022
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? Yes


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually


Affiliation Year
ANE (Association of Nonprofit Executives) 2005
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2004

External Assessments and Accreditations

Assessment/Accreditation Year
American Correctional Association 2019
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Behavioral Health - 3 Year Accreditation 2017
No Findings in Audit 2019


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Best Program in Southeast U.S. National Association of Criminal Justice Programs 2008
Cindy Sneed - TN Counselor of the Year TN Licensed Professional Counselors Association 2008
Cited in 2008 National Policy submitted to Congress Office of National Drug Control Policy 2008
Cited in 2011 National Drug Control Strategy White House Office of National Drug Control Policy 2011
Director's Choice Top Video Office of National Drug Control Policy 2008
EVE - Excellence in Volunteer Engagement Award Hands On Nashville 2017
Hampton-Perry Award TN Dept of Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services 2006
ONDCP Champion of Change The White House 2011
Salute to Excellence Frist Award for Innovation in Action Center for Nonprofit Management 2016
Top Workplaces Award The Tennesseean 2018
Top Work Places Award The Tennesseean 2019
Meaningfulness Award The Tennessean 2019
Top Workplaces Award The Tennessean 2020

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Next Door thoroughly evaluated our staffing at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cash flow forced us to cut down our staff, and as we began to welcome staff back from furlough, we were able to see where some positions could be eliminated and consolidated. These decisions were not made lightly. As we move forward, we are not asking our staff to do "more with less" but "more with more." In order to run a sustainable, effective treatment center, we must be equipped with the proper staff. We are continually analyzing our current staffing levels and the organization's needs to strike the appropriate balance.