Nana's Restart

A nonprofit organization

When asked what types of support Nana's Restart offers, Mama Joy can't quite narrow it down because it's so vast:
"I help with whatever parents need - paying light bills, buying school clothes and school supplies… Some parents who can't find a job, we'll help them do it. Guys who were incarcerated who can't get a good job, we help them out." "When Nana's Restart steps into a child's life or a parent's life, I want them to know that I feel their pain because I was there." When her now-adult children were young, Mama Joy was having trouble paying for their school clothes and supplies. She had dropped out of high school when she became a teen mom and times were tough.

Mama Joy has funded this work largely out of her own pocket - she's just the kind of person who cares for people without question and without expecting anything in return. But she felt that in order to do more for her community, she needed to grow Nana's Restart more.

Nana's Restart can help you with…
• School supplies and other resources for children

• Counseling and resources for parents

• Counseling and resources for formerly incarcerated people

• Organizing holiday food and toy drives

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

If you're interested in getting involved, please reach out! Mama Joy welcomes collaboration from everyone. Call her at 786-486-3177 or send an email to You can also follow her on Instagram.


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.

Organization Data


Organization name

Nana's Restart

Tax id (EIN)



Miami, FL 33136