Hope Grows 2018

Hope Grows, our annual fundraising dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin’s Jamison Hall.


Hope Grows, our annual fundraising dinner, will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin’s Jamison Hall. The dinner, sponsored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, is a celebration of the hope and healing our clients find at The Refuge Center. We will also present the Hope Award to a member of the community who embodies our mission and values to empower, educate and support those in need. The evening features a delicious dinner, award ceremony, music and live painting silent auction by Roy Laws Art. Our musical guest is Provident/Sony Recording Artist Jamie Kimmett. Jamie is fresh off tour with Grammy Award-winning artist Zach Williams (Chain Breaker Spring Revival Tour), where nightly Jamie received an overwhelming response, including standing ovations, to his music and message. He is now aiming for his debut album release in early 2019. And, you can hear his message and music before it is released. You do not want to miss this.

If you cannot come, but would still like to support the mission of The Refuge Center, and this event with a tax-deductible gift, please visit this page to be directed to our secure giving site. Thank you!

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Thank you Sponsors!



For more information on how you can get involved in our events or partner with us, please contact Amy Cochran at amy.cochran@therefugecenter.org or 615-739-1131.

Read more about our 2017 event, and the record-breaking amount raised in 2017.


  • 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