Before & After

Before & After is a not for profit social service agency serving the greater Nashville area. The mission of Before & After is to assist inmates in reentering their home, family, and community as a viable, contributing, successful member of society through counseling, training and education. Before & After is changing communities, reuniting and restoring families and changing lives, one individual at a time. The organization was founded by JC Bernard in 2014.

How You Can Get Involved

Call (615) 482-8739 to Donate Or Contact Us to get Involved

Our Services

Before & After provides transitional housing and life skills training for men, women and often times, the home-less. It helps them move from dependent, abusive lifestyles into independent, self-sufficient lifestyles. In ad-
dition, it assists clients in child reunification. This is particularly important as 80% of clients have children but have lost custody of them.

 

Before & After is a long term transitional housing program. Most other shelters only offer 30 days or less of housing whereas Transitional Housing offers up to 2 years. Chemical dependency counselors as well as family reunification counselors are on staff to assist clients.

Our Commitment

This collaborative approach to em-
powerment is the keystone to developing self-sufficiency in the clients. The steps include personal development, vocational training, substance abuse counseling, interpersonal skills building, community involvement, leisure activities, and independent living skills.

CLASSES & CURRICULUM:

Anger Management

Adult Literacy

Conflict Resolution

Basic Life Skills 

Parenting

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics & Narcotics Anonymous

 

All Classes advised and administered under the direction of 
JC Bernard – Executive Director 

To sign up for classes or for additional information please contact our ofice at
(615) 482-8739 or the Contact Form

Become a Volunteer Today

The keys to success are building a strong Board of Trustees, ensuring that the offered services satisfy market needs,
and design and implement strict financial controls and accountability. By incorporating these keys to success we
will be able to 1) secure sufficient funding, both start up and operational, 2) create a transitional housing facility
tat provides housing and a variety of empowering skills and 3) develop a strong Board of Trustees that can offer
guidance, help with fundraising efforts, and oversee the smooth operation of the organization.

 

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The mission of Before & After is to assist inmates in reentering their home, family, and community as a viable, contributing, successful member of society through counseling, training and education. Before & After’s goal is to provide individuals a safe transitional housing alternative, teach a multitude of skills to empower those individuals to self sufficiency, and facilitate the possible reunification of families.

3848 Woodward Drive Nashville, TN 37207

Call Us: (615) 482-8739