The Refuge Center for Counseling is proud to host two main fundraising events.

Our Spring “Live Intentionally” Speaker Series is Friday, April 20, 2018 titled “Surviving The Storm: Living Intentionally and Leaning into Transformation When Life is Hard With Speaker Jan Harrison”. How do you walk a path you’ve never been on before? How do you withstand a storm that threatens to wipe out your family and ruin your dreams? How do you keep from becoming wrecked by the uncertainties and disruptions in life? This speaker series will be presented FREE for our community with experiential breakout sessions following Jan Harrison focusing on the physical, emotional, financial and spiritual aspects of dealing with loss in all its forms.

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In the Fall, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, we will host our Hope Grows annual fundraising dinner at The Factory at Franklin. Hope Grows is a celebration of the hope and healing our clients find at The Refuge Center. We also honor a member of the Middle Tennessee community who exemplifies our values with our annual Hope Award.

We also participate in Taste of Williamson in March, The Big Payback in May, and Belk’s Charity Sales.

For more information on how you can get involved in our events or partner with us, please contact Amy Cochran at or 615-739-1131.

Past Events



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  • When I first came to The Refuge Center, I had an eating disorder. Now I am not worried about food or my weight. I am happy and have more joy. I am not worried or anxious.

    Female, Age 17
  • The Refuge Center has taught me so much about myself. I’ve discovered who I am in a bright, new way. I’ve learned how to work through pain of loss, relationship problems, and I’ve learned how to set healthy boundaries. After all, it’s up to me to protect myself. I’ve also learned that I’m not damaged, or maybe I am, but we all are and we all can heal. The Refuge Center has taught me how to take steps towards healing. It’s a journey, but a beautiful one. I’m learning to find joy in the “here and now”.

    Female, Age 27
  • My family and I came to The Refuge Center after experiencing several traumatic deaths in our immediate family.  We were eagerly met with patience, love, concern, and understanding of our situation.  They have offered tremendous guidance and excellent suggestions to help us cope.  We feel blessed that God guided us to such an amazing center!

    Family testimonial
  • I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am to have received help from the Refuge Center.  My therapist has been amazing!  When I came to the center, I felt devastated, guilty, unloved and overwhelmed.  My therapist helped me see things in such a different light.  She gave me tools to use and listened to me cry.  She gave me courage and hope.  She truly has been an angel sent to me from God.  As I sit here today, I feel confident and stronger than I ever have!  I am forever thankful for all your help.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Female, Age 40
  • Talking to my counselor has been life changing.  She helped me understand things fully, like with friendships, family problems, and my own feelings and emotions.  I’m really thankful for her help.  Even though I’ve never been to another counselor, I’m pretty sure she’s the best ever!  It’s great to have someone to talk to other than friends and family. Thank you.

    Female, Age 14