After following a wrong path in life, James found himself serving an 8 year sentence that would forever change him. He was making 17 cents per hour while working in prison. And it was during this time that James’s heart changed. He was able to obtain a vision for himself and began to see hope where he once saw despair. James’ prison sentence was the seed that manifested into Aphesis House, which has served the lives of nearly 1,000 men.
Jerry, Director of Operations
After spending 13 years in prison, Jerry enrolled in the Aphesis House program. He is an advocate and leader for men wanting to change for the better. As the Executive Director, Jerry is usually the first to greet the men upon arrival at Aphesis House and the last to see the men before they depart. Jerry provides accountability, hope, and encouragement to all men that enter the program.
Bobby Daniels, Grant Writer
Serving as Director of Development & Communications from 2000 – 2011 for one of our area’s top nonprofit’s, and receiving Certification in Fund Development in 2003 from Nashville’s celebrated Center for Nonprofit Management in fund development, Bobby has extensively researched program models across the United States seeking new avenues to more effectively reduce recidivism rates in our community. In addition to writing more than $10 million in successful grants and awards, he has served as the agency’s program director and outcomes coordinator for numerous reentry grants funded through, among others, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Labor. As founder and Chief Consulting Officer of BCD Consulting, Bobby brings the same attention to detail and passion for success.
Steve, House Manager
Years of alcohol abuse and cocaine addiction led Steve into dark places that found him in prison on two separate occasions. After struggling to make progress at halfway houses, Steve made the commitment to enroll in the Aphesis House program. Here, he found and committed to the best version of himself and now helps other men do the same.
Fred, House Manager
Fred came to Aphesis House after 15 years of drug addiction. Here, he found the support he needed to stay committed to his vision of becoming a man who is drug-free, independent, and reliable. He now focuses his attention on building men that come through the program by serving as a House Manager.
Doug, House Manager
In October 2011, Doug came to Aphesis House straight from prison. It was within the Aphesis House program that he was able to build himself emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Doug became a House Manager in 2013 and has been able to offer support and accountability to the men that come within the program.
This project is funded under a grant contract with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.