Hope Grows, our annual fundraising dinner will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 6pm-9pm at The Factory at Franklin Jamison Hall.

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.

Please visit this page for more information.

Eventbrite - Hope Grows 2017


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 or 615-739-1131.

Past Events



PhotoForEventsPage  PhotoForEventsPage2  PhotoForEventsPage3  PhotoForEventsPage4  PhotoForEventsPage5


  • 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