Hope Grows 2017

Hope Grows, our annual fundraising dinner will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 6pm-9pm at The Factory at Franklin’s Jamison Hall.


The dinner, sponsored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill Cool Springs, is a celebration of the hope and healing our clients find at The Refuge Center. Our musical guest will be Christian recording artist and songwriter Plumb. She will be sharing her story and music with us in an intimate acoustic performance. Every year, we honor a member of the Middle Tennessee community who exemplifies our values with our Hope Award. This year, we are thrilled to honor Mike Fisher, retired captain of the Nashville Predators with our 2017 Hope Award. Mike Fisher’s service in our community has been outstanding and he well embodies our core values at The Refuge Center as well. Roy Laws Art will be live painting an inspirational piece unique to Hope Grows as the event takes place to be auctioned off at the end of the evening.

9/21/17 update: Hope Grows 2017 is almost sold out! Don’t delay in reserving your seat. If you cannot attend, but still would like to support this event and the mission of The Refuge Center, please visit this link to make a gift in honor of Hope Grows. We appreciate your support.

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Throughout her decade-plus career as a songwriter, recording artist and author, Plumb has found success in a myriad of genres, selling over a half a million albums and millions of singles sold and streamed worldwide. The miraculous restoration of her marriage was chronicled in the 2012 album NEED YOU NOW and corresponding memoir “Need You Now: A Story of Hope”, which was followed by the 2015 breakout album EXHALE that was an honest and worshipful offering of thanksgiving. Plumb’s newly released single, “God Help Me,” proclaims that God is always with us, and he always listens.

We will present Mike Fisher with our Hope Award 2017 at Hope Grows. Read more about Mike Fisher here.

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  • 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