Hope Grows 2016

RC_HopeGrows16_Poster_FINALThank you for supporting Hope Grows 2016!

 

Hope Grows raised ALMOST $75,000!  We feel confident and extremely thrilled that God is going to help us meet our goal of $75,000. We are SO CLOSE! 

The evening featured a delicious dinner sponsored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Troy Villager of T. Villager Designs completely wowed us with his creativity with flowers and really set the mood of the evening with his beautiful table creations.

Coach Tim Corbin accepted our 2016 Hope Award. He spoke about his journey in coaching, his family, and his faith in the celebrations in life and the hard times. Our new client video shared the hope and healing journey of four brave Refuge clients. This was an impactful moment for all in attendance. You can see that video below. Crystal Burks blessed us with her version of “Here” by Kari Jobe on the keyboard. The song is beautiful and lyrically fits our feelings about Refuge. We ended the evening with comedian Henry Cho. He had the room laughing during his whole set.

 

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, and supporters. “Hope Grows” in our community because of you. Your support makes a difference in the lives of an individual, family, or couple in need of affordable, high quality professional counseling.

Plans are already in the works for Hope Grows in October 2017. Stay tuned for more.

You can still support Hope Grows and our community here. 

 

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Thank you to our 2016 Hope Grows Sponsors:

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Courage Partners:

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Event Partners:


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Hope Grows 2016 Sponsorship Information:

To join us as a Hope Grows Sponsor Partner, contact Amy Cochran, Communications and Special Events Coordinator, at amy.cochran@therefugecenter.org or by phone at 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.

    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
  • 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!

    Female, Age 10
  • 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.

    Female, Age 23
  • The Refuge Center helped me with my bullying, talking to more people, and making new friends.

    Male, Age 11
  • 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.

    Male, Age 40
  • 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.

    Female, Age 24
  • 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.

    Male, Age 24
  • 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!

    Male, Age 40
  • 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.

    Female, Age 45 (daughter age 12)