Overtake it. Don’t let it overtake you.

We are a community resource for anyone in need of support and love. We are here to help you accomplish your necessary achievements.

Start with Nana’s Restart.


Compassion and love for people is what drives everything we do. At Nana’s Restart, our vision is for everyone in our Miami community to feel loved and cared for, be treated with dignity, and have the resources to fulfill their dreams.


Types of Support

Nana's Restart - School supplies

School supplies and other resources for children

Nana's Restart - Parents help

Counseling and resources for parents

Nana's Restart - Counseling

Counseling and resources for formerly incarcerated people

Nana's Restart - Toy drive

Hosting food drives and holiday toy drives

Nana's Restart - Thrive

Helping anyone of any age find what they need to prosper and thrive

“When Nana’s Restart steps into a child’s life or a parent’s life, or the life of anyone in need, I want them to know that I feel their pain because I was there.”

Mama Joy - Founder & CEO of Nana’s Restart


Anitrice Jackson, better known as “Mama Joy,” started Nana’s Restart in 2013 as a way to serve her community of Overtown, Miami. Since then, she has been doing this work on her own time and dime… because her passion and purpose is people.

When her now-adult children were young, Mama Joy was having trouble paying for school clothes and supplies for them. An angel must have heard her prayers because, all of a sudden, the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree started sending her family the resources they needed, and even everything on her kids’ Christmas wish list. In that moment, Mama Joy knew that her calling was to be an angel in other people’s lives too.


What makes Nana’s Restart unique?


You can count on personal, one-on-one connections with Mama Joy and her squad – in other words, we are always going to be “on top of it” and you can actually get in touch with us. From the very moment we meet, you can instantly feel that we care about you, the whole you. We will know you by name, check up on you regularly, and treat you like family.

Mama Joy is the 2022 Community Catalyst Award recipient!

Watch her honoree video and click here for a message from Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava at the award ceremony.

Catch Mama Joy's interview on the podcast "Just Interesting People"!

Check out more episodes and follow them here.