Donor Recognition

RandyClarkRandy Clark, pictured right, is one of The Refuge Center for Counseling’s founding board members, and he provided seed money for the agency to grow and take root in the community during its first three years of operation. Members of the Randy Clark Donor Recognition Society are in the elite company of others who have made the highest level of commitment to The Refuge Center through their wise leadership, generous philanthropy and ongoing friendship. Their impact on The Refuge Center is immense, and their influence is widespread. The Randy Clark Donor Recognition Society is the backbone of The Refuge Center’s financial stability. We encourage donors to consider three-year pledges, but monthly, quarterly, yearly and one time tax-deductible gifts are gladly accepted on our secure website and learn more about ways our community can invest in the well-being of others.
Thank you to all of our 2018 supporters!

The Oak Society

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Cabell
Randy Clark
Ken Davis
Sandra Hatcher
Carl and Ruth Ann Roberts
Keith and Tonda Solomon
Pike and Leslie Williams

The Hickory Society

Dan and Amy Alexander
Mitch and Kaleah Anderson
Chris Elrod
Jake and Natalie Embry
Donald and Robbin Flow
Robert Koch

The Walnut Society

Doug and Holly Edwards
Kristin and Trey Finch
Bethni and Trent Hemphill
Michael and Carroll Samford
David Winningham

The Poplar Society

The Cedar Society


Organizations, Foundations and Corporations


  • 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