Hope for Tomorrow

Building a new life.

Hope for Tomorrow is counseling for a man who is battling addiction. It is caring for a woman who has suffered abuse. It is giving a child a safe place to play while mom gets the help she needs. It is teaching men and women new skills that will equip them for a better future.

At Nashville Rescue Mission, we assess each individual’s situation and develop a plan specifically for them that will take them out of the situation they are now in and help them make plans for a better tomorrow. We believe God has a plan and a purpose for every person.

What is the Life Recovery Program?

It is an intense, comprehensive, Christ-centered program designed to help men and women (18 and over) understand the reasons behind their struggle with addiction, homelessness, and other broken lifestyles—and what steps they need to take to rebuild their life on a solid foundation rooted in God’s Word and long-lasting solutions.

The Mission’s program doesn’t focus on just one part of a person’s life—we believe it’s important to affect a person’s entire life—physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social. We are committed to restoring the whole person through a Christian approach that helps the homeless and addicted learn how much God loves them and gain the Biblical insight they need to lead a productive life in and for Christ.

What Does the Program Include?

Christian Counseling
Work Therapy
Addiction Education
Anger Management
Financial Planning
Physical Fitness
Marriage & Parenting Enrichment
Bible Classes
Grief & Loss
HiSET™ Classes
(Test for High School Equivalency diploma)
Computer Classes

What are the Program Requirements?

• Program admittance requires phone interview, application, followed by face-to-face interview. There is an emergency shelter where you can stay if needed while completing the application process.
• Climb a flight of stairs several times a day.
• Get into a top bunk, if necessary.
• Stand on your feet for an hour or so at a time, if necessary.
• Mentally stable, able to cooperate and communicate with the staff, as well as with other students.*
• Free of legal demands on your time.**
• Likelihood that after the basic part of the program, student will be able to seek and secure full- time employment in the community.

*We have limited space for those clients under psychiatric or medical care, and certain medications are banned, regardless.

**All clients must be relatively free of legal demands on their time. We accept a limited number of clients on probation, parole or furlough, but only if their probation officer is willing to work within our rules. We receive no local, state, or federal funding whatsoever, and therefore are under no governmental constraints regarding how we operate.

Program Facts

• Mothers with children are allowed in the Women’s Program (no boys over the age of 6).
• There is not a medical detox component to this program.
• This is more than a substance-abuse program.
• It is Christ-centered.
• It is fairly rigorous.
• This program requires students attend classes, meetings, chores, exercise, counseling, etc. on a daily basis.
• Following graduation, students can apply to live in the Mission’s Transitional Housing for a period of time at no cost to them as they establish a work history, build up a savings account, and begin the transition to independent living.