The Refuge Center for Counseling received a grant from The Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $1.1 Million in its most recent grant cycle. The Refuge Center for Counseling’s grant was for $55,000 and will be used for operating funds. The Refuge Center’s mission was clear from the beginning—to offer affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate and support individuals, couples and families in need.
“We are thrilled to be in partnership with these 26 nonprofits that are investing themselves into their communities and creating access to compassionate healthcare for the most vulnerable of our neighbors,” said President & CEO Dr. Cathy Self. The mission of The Healing Trust, a private grant making foundation, is the sacred work of fostering healing and wholeness for vulnerable populations through strategic investing, philanthropy, and advocacy.
Recipients of the contributions include non-profit organizations from 40 counties in Middle Tennessee that focus on advocacy, physical health, mental health, recovery from alcohol and drug abuse or healing from abuse, neglect, and violence. This year’s grants bring the collective grant making of The Healing Trust to over $74 million since 2002. The Trust, while created out of the sale of Baptist Hospital to Ascension Health/St. Thomas Health Services, is a private, independent foundation and is not affiliated with the St. Thomas Health Services or the St. Thomas Health Services Fund.