Collaborations

The Refuge Center often partners with area businesses or other nonprofits.  If your business or nonprofit is interested in partnering with us contact us today.

Check out some of our current partnerships. 

Banebow

Sonya and Drayson Beasley are the founders of Banebow. In 2010 they lost their precious son, Bane and started this agency in his honor. Banebow seeks to provide mental, physical, financial, and spiritual assistance to families who have sustained the loss of a child. Sonya is an LCSW and as part of their ministry, they offer free counseling services to families who have lost a child. Their agency strives to meet the physical needs of grief-stricken parents until the emotional needs can be reached. The Refuge Center provides office space several hours a week for families seeking their assistance.

Bridges Domestic Violence Center

Therapists from The Refuge Center for Counseling provide group and individual counseling services for clients of Bridges Domestic Violence Center in Franklin, Tenn.

Center of Hope

Thanks to a collaborative grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, The Refuge Center for Counseling has two therapists at the Center of Hope in Columbia, Tenn. Free counseling services are provided at this location for adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking.

The Hands and Feet Project

In 2013, The Refuge Center for Counseling and the Hands and Feet Project announced a formal collaboration to help meet the psychological needs of the Haitian children served by the Hands and Feet Project. The Hands and Feet project was founded in 2004 by Grammy award-winning rock band Audio Adrenaline and exists to encourage and equip compassionate individuals to partner with them in caring for Haiti’s orphaned and abandoned children with the love of Christ.

Healing Housing

Healing Housing is Williamson County’s first and only nonprofit sober living community for women healing from alcohol and drug addiction. Located in Franklin, TN and opened in early 2017, its two homes provide a supportive, affordable residential recovery environment for up to twelve residents for a minimum of six months. During the program, participants have access to healthcare, financial literacy training and employment. As part of its mission to provide services which support lifelong recovery, Healing Housing partners with The Refuge Center to provide ongoing counseling services to all program participants.

Hope Family Health

HOPE Family Health seeks to improve access to medical and mental healthcare in rural Middle Tennessee, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations such as the uninsured, underinsured, poor, homeless, children, migrant workers, and those addicted to substances. They seek to restore dignity, faith, HOPE, and health in those we serve by making them partners in the healing process and providing them with loving, compassionate care. A Refuge Center therapist provides regular counseling services to their staff.

Justice and Mercy International

Justice & Mercy International (JMI) is a faith-based, non-profit organization that exists to make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten of the world. JMI primarily works in Moldova in Eastern Europe and in the Amazon region of Brazil and we do our work through programs that have the Good News of Jesus at their core. The Refuge Center is providing emotional support for indigenous jungle pastors and their wives as they attend a Pastor’s Conference and also trauma care for orphans in the Moldova transitional living facilities.

Rocketown

Rocketown of Middle TN was founded on July 7, 1994, by Contemporary Christian Music Artist Michael W. Smith. Its mission is to offer hope to the next generation through Christ’s love. The Refuge Center for Counseling has a collaborative partnership with Rocketown’s Youth Counseling program. This program provides counseling and support services to youth at no charge.

Williamson County DUI Court

Williamson County DUI Court offers treatment, supervision, and support for offenders who have been charged with a second or third DUI (or a 4th on a case-by-case basis), or DUI probation violation (on a case-by-case basis). DUI Court serves as a constructive alternative for offenders with alcohol and drug abuse problems. DUI Court has a graduated structure and follows specific guiding principles. The program begins with jail time and intensive probation. Williamson County DUI Court is a team concept involving the Judge, District Attorney, Public Defender & Defense Bar, DUI Court Coordinator, DUI Court Case Manager, Probation Officer, Law Enforcement, an Evaluator, and a Treatment Provider who all evaluate the individual’s progress at a weekly staff meeting.

YCAP

YCAP is a faith-based program of the YMCA that has served the mid-south area since 1998. YCAP works with at-risk youth (ages 12 – 18 years old) and includes the entire family to redirect youth behavior by teaching values and rebuilding families. It is a holistic program that emphasizes specific values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. It is recognized by local school and court personnel as being a highly effective prevention and intervention program. The Refuge Center provides group and individual counseling services to the youth served by YCAP.

  • 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