The Refuge Center often partners with area businesses or other nonprofits. If your business or nonprofit is interested in partnering with us contact us today.
Check out some of our current partnerships.
The Hands and Feet Project
In 2013, The Refuge Center for Counseling and the Hands and Feet Project announced a formal collaboration to help meet the psychological needs of the Haitian children served by the Hands and Feet Project. The Hands and Feet project was founded in 2004 by Grammy award-winning rock band Audio Adrenaline and exists to encourage and equip compassionate individuals to partner with them in caring for Haiti’s orphaned and abandoned children with the love of Christ. Through the partnership with the Hands and Feet Project, The Refuge Center for Counseling:
- Provides general emotional health assessments of the children, the caregiver staff in Haiti, and US missionaries in Haiti; provides ongoing assessments and measures of progress
- Provides ongoing counseling for children and families
- Educates the Hands and Feet Project organization by providing resources, training, and experiential teaching that help them meet the emotional needs of the children
- Advises and consults leadership in best practices for the family unit model
- Provides general counsel and training in the areas of emotional health
Center of Hope
Thanks to a collaborative grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, The Refuge Center for Counseling has two therapists at the Center of Hope in Columbia, Tenn. Free counseling services are provided at this location for adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking.
Bridges Domestic Violence Center
Therapists from The Refuge Center for Counseling provide group and individual counseling services for clients of Bridges Domestic Violence Center in Franklin, Tenn.
Rocketown of Middle TN was founded on July 7, 1994, by Contemporary Christian Music Artist Michael W. Smith. Its mission is to offer hope to the next generation through Christ’s love. The Refuge Center for Counseling has a collaborative partnership with Rocketown’s Youth Counseling program. This program provides counseling and support services to youth at no charge.
HOPE Family Health
HOPE Family Health is a faith-based nonprofit health center located in rural northern Tennessee, with a service area encompassing Macon, Sumner, and several surrounding counties. HOPE’s mission is “to improve access to primary healthcare in rural Middle Tennessee, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations such as the uninsured, under-insured, poor, homeless, children, migrant workers, and those addicted to substances.” The Refuge Center for Counseling has a collaborative partnership with HOPE Family Health, by which Refuge has an on-site therapist to provide mental health counseling for the staff and immediate family members of HOPE Family Health.
Unchained provides education, hope and resources to assist in the abolition of domestic sex trafficking. Located in Spring Hill, Tennessee, Unchained focuses on community awareness through educational programs, large-scale experiential events, and video media production. They provide professional training for law enforcement, social workers, and other community leaders to know how to identify potential victims and to understand appropriate responses once identified. Unchained provides a residential program for victims ages 18-24 providing a safe and therapeutic environment for all clients to find healing and ultimately receive the services needed to live a successful life. The Refuge Center for Counseling will be providing counseling services to these victims in their residential program.
Williamson County DUI Court
Williamson County DUI Court offers treatment, supervision, and support for offenders who have been charged with a second or third DUI (or a 4th on a case-by-case basis), or DUI probation violation (on a case-by-case basis). DUI Court serves as a constructive alternative for offenders with alcohol and drug abuse problems. DUI Court has a graduated structure and follows specific guiding principles. The program begins with jail time and intensive probation. Williamson County DUI Court is a team concept involving the Judge, District Attorney, Public Defender & Defense Bar, DUI Court Coordinator, DUI Court Case Manager, Probation Officer, Law Enforcement, an Evaluator, and a Treatment Provider who all evaluate the individual’s progress at a weekly staff meeting.
Nurses for Newborns
Nurses for Newborns offers free medical and mental health care services to families in TN in order to provide a safety net to families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse, and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education and positive parenting skills. Through a formal collaboration with The Refuge Center, a counselor provides in-home emotional care to families in 6 counties.
YCAP is a faith-based program of the YMCA that has served the mid-south area since 1998. YCAP works with at-risk youth (ages 12 – 18 years old) and includes the entire family to redirect you behavior by teaching values and rebuilding families. It is a holistic program that emphasizes specific values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. It is recognized by local school and court personnel as being a highly effective prevention and intervention program. The Refuge Center provides group and individual counseling services to the youth served by YCAP.