Hope Grows 2016

RC_HopeGrows16_Poster_FINALThank you for supporting Hope Grows 2016!


Hope Grows raised $75,000!  Thank you so much for your support! 

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:

Dinner Sponsored by:

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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