Transitional Programs

The Transitional Programs portfolio disrupts systems of harm and creates opportunities for autonomy and success through providing non-academic support services for students, both pre-and post-release.

While the Transitional Programs portfolio is different in many ways from the Educational Programs Portfolio, these two portfolios overlap in the understanding that THEI is much more than a degree-seeking opportunity; it is an intervention, a lifeline, a community, and a support system.

Our Initiatives

Ogburn House is a trauma-informed reentry residential program nestled within the historic Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to prioritize the well-being, growth, and successful reintegration of individuals affected by incarceration.

Learn More About Ogburn House

The Tennessee Moving Forward guide outlines – through written narrative and a detailed user-friendly directory – resources for all essential needs for people transitioning beyond incarceration across all regions in Tennessee, including resources for housing, health and mental-health services, food security, employment and career development, higher education, legal and advocacy support, and information about reentry during COVID-19.

THEI seeks to equip our local faith communities to build supportive pre-release post-release relationships with just one person returning to their community from incarceration.

Valuable Resources

Moving Forward Resource Directory

THEI Maintains a searchable list of National, State, and local resources, which you can access online at

Google Career Certificates

Google Career Certificates provide job seekers with access to in-demand skills through job training without the need for a college degree or prior experience in the fields of data analytics, digital marketing &e-commerce, IT support, project management, or user experience (UX) design.

These certificates are taught and developed by Google employees with decades of experience in these fields and are hands-on, practical, and rigorous. Learners can earn a certificate in three-to-six months part-time.