Entries by Laryssa Schepel

Everyday Witness to The Sacraments

Written by Amanda Dunlap, Director of Clinical Services
Let it be known right off the bat that I do not claim to be a theologian or pastor by trade, but a therapist by profession, one who is constantly seeking the Lord’s full purpose in my professional and personal life.…

Life-Saving Ministry! 

Written by Kate McKinnie, Director of Development
In the world of development, our goal is to effectively tell the story of The Next Door’s services – whether that is one-on-one with donors, through grant funding applications, during special events or marketing efforts. …

Best Graduation Party Ever!

           By Linda Leathers, TND CEO
High school graduations are always a time for special recognition and celebrations, and typically a “what comes next” question is attached. TND recently had the honor to share in a momentous event with Phyllis, a six-year Freedom Recovery Community (FRC) resident and her son Christian.…

Recycling is Mindfulness

by Kellie Kroening, TND Intake Specialist and avid baker
Recycling is a mindfulness practice. Maybe you know someone who recycles like it’s their full time job. Maybe you know someone who thinks the whole thing is a joke. Unfortunately, the movement for recycling sometimes get a bad reputation because of the way it’s been presented – for instance, “if you’re not recycling, then you hate animals and the eventual disappearance of the polar ice caps is on you and your empty Dr.…

A Building Filled with Hope

by Rachel Morris, Operations Director of The Next Door
I have been employed by The Next Door for almost 12 years.  During this time, as the Operations Director, my mission and purpose have been to provide a safe, clean, and functional facility to the clients of TND. …