The dinner, sponsored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill Cool Springs, is a celebration of the hope and healing our clients find at The Refuge Center. Our musical guest will be Christian recording artist and songwriter Plumb. She will be sharing her story and music with us in an intimate acoustic performance. Every year we honor a member of the Middle Tennessee community who exemplifies our values with our Hope Award. This year, our Hope Award recipient is Mike Fisher, retired captain of the Nashville Predators. In addition to the dinner and award ceremony, Roy Laws Art will be live painting an inspirational piece unique to Hope Grows as the event takes place to be auctioned off at the end of the evening.
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We also host a “Live Intentionally” Speaker Series, held this year on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 11 a.m – 1 p.m. at Waller in downtown Nashville. Our featured speaker was Jeremy Cowart. This event is titled “Fueled by Purpose: Turning Inspiration into Action”. More information, please click here.
We also participate in Taste of Williamson in the Spring, 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 email@example.com or 615-739-1131.
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.
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”.
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!
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!
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.
The Refuge Center has helped me with a lot of skills to help me control my fears, like deep breathing and telling ‘Mr. Trouble’ to leave me alone and most important, praying. Thank you Refuge Center!
The Refuge Center has helped me in a way I never truly thought could be helped. I feel like I can live again because my counselor actually cared about me as a person and daughter of God, not just a client. The most comforting words she ever said in my sessions were “I pray for you.” This was especially moving when I was in such a dark place I couldn’t even pray myself. The sliding scale gave me a sense of dignity, in that I could afford to pay for it on my own, like I was investing in my own recovery.
The Refuge Center helped me with my bullying, talking to more people, and making new friends.
I first came to The Refuge Center to get some help for my teenage son who was facing difficult challenges and crucial life choices. Not only did my son make a great deal of progress, but I also realized that doing some intensive work on my own issues was imperative. With my counselors help, and the use of EMDR, I was able to face the deep seated wounds that I had held from an extremely traumatic childhood. I overcame the fear, anxiety, and intimidation that held me back for a lifetime. For this I am deeply grateful. The changes that I am experiencing are wonderful. I finally feel like I am becoming free to be the person I was always meant to be.
I walked into The Refuge Center as a shell of a woman, unaware of any strength left within me. Through the patience, compassion and sensitivity of my counselor, I slowly found healing and redemption in my story. My counselor helped me make sense of every emotion and pain I was experiencing and allowed me to be honest. My counselor walked through the trenches with me, and by God’s grace I have emerged as a new, strong, healed and whole woman. I have discovered great freedom and joy in this journey and I am eternally grateful to those at The Refuge Center.
I feel as though this has been the most helpful therapy I have ever received. I now have direction, hope, and alot of goals to work on. My counselor is a great therapist. I would definitely recommend him. It has been hard work, and there is more work to be done, but now I know where I am going.
I am forever indebted to The Refuge Center. As someone who has experienced horrific childhood trauma, there were many times when there seemed to be no hope for healing. With the level of counseling I really needed, there would have been virtually no way to afford therapy. Due to the sliding scale fees that The Refuge Center offered, I was able to get the help I needed. Counseling was not new to me, as I had participated in counseling over ten years in my adult life, but still was suffering from the past trauma. In less than a year of therapy at The Refuge Center, I was able to experience more break throughs than those other ten years combined. My healing will enable me to be a better father and husband and so much more. I am so thankful for the care I was able to experience and only wish more people could experience the same!
The Refuge Center has given me peace during a chaotic time in my life. My counselor that worked with my daughter was amazing. She really helped resolve some issues and helped us both get back on the path of healing. I’m very thankful that they offer a sliding scale which made the sessions very affordable. The Refuge Center I would definitely recommend to someone that needs counseling.