The mission of The Refuge Center for Counseling was clear from the beginning—to offer affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate and support individuals, couples and families in need.
Today, The Refuge Center for Counseling serves as a place of hope and healing for over 3000 clients, regardless of their ability to pay. No one is turned away for their inability to pay and 91 percent of our clients seek financial assistance. It is this commitment to affordability paired with our dedication to quality that allows us to see growth and expansion year after year.
The Refuge Center for Counseling has two main revenue streams: 1) client session fees, and 2) tax-deductible donations from our generous community of supporters – individuals, corporations, family/corporate foundations and grants. The Refuge Center for Counseling also hosts community events as a tool to support our fundraising efforts.
(Download Sponsorship Form PDF) Friday, April 17, 2020 “Live Intentionally” Speaker Series “Living with Presence, Connection and Intention after Trauma” with speakers: Michael Brody-Waite, Dr. Trillion Small, Ph.D., Jenny Black, LMFT, and Pike Williams, LMFT
To “Live Intentionally” is to live life in congruence with our values and beliefs while striving for meaningful relationships with ourselves and others. Clients come to The Refuge Center to gain insight on how to navigate life when unexpected roadblocks interfere in their journeys. Through this speaker series, The Refuge Center strives to engage and connect with our Middle Tennessee community in a relaxed, authentic and nurturing setting with interesting conversation about what it means to “Live Intentionally.” Proceeds from these events fund our mission to provide affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate, and support individuals, couples and families in need.
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Hope Grows is our annual fundraising dinner and celebration of the joy, hope, and healing found by so many at The Refuge Center for Counseling. This event is the single most important fundraiser providing us with the support needed to advance our mission of providing affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate, and support individuals, couples, and families in need. We also honor a member of the Middle Tennessee community who exemplifies our values with our annual Hope Award.
To inquire about 2020 sponsorship opportunities, please email email@example.com.
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.