July news and updates from The Refuge Center for Counseling
July news and updates from The Refuge Center for Counseling


Hope Grows, our 4th annual fundraiser and celebration of the hope and healing found by so many here at The Refuge Center, will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at The Factory at Franklin.
The celebratory evening will feature dinner by Carrabba's Italian Grill, entertainment, awards ceremony, and silent auction. Stay tuned to your inboxes, mailboxes, and our event page for the latest information.
Hope Grows 2016 wouldn't be possible without our sponsors. 
What is the benefit to your organization? Click here to find out or please contact Amy Cochran at amy.cochran@therefugecenter.org or (615) 739-1131.
Silent Auction Items Needed
We need silent auction donations for our auction that takes place online during Hope Grows! Would you or your company have anything to donate? Email us here. 
Examples of great silent auction items:
  • Sporting or concert tickets, TPAC tickets, art, jewelry, massage therapy, restaurant gift certificates, specialty foods, pet products, specialty services like hair styling, chiropractic, spa/skin products, children’s birthday parties, children’s camps, vacation homes, sporting equipment, pet sitting, pet grooming, fitness gift certificates, music lessons, cooking lessons, signed memorabilia, catering services, limos, bands for parties. New items only please. Use your imagination! 
Are you looking for a way to plug into The Refuge Center and the community? We love our volunteers!  Whether you volunteer by offering administrative assistance, performing maintenance projects, supporting special events, or by serving on our Partnership Council or Board of Directors, you are providing individuals, couples and families the opportunity to find hope and healing through counseling at The Refuge Center for Counseling. 

We are currently seeking specific volunteers in a variety of areas such as event planning, silent auction, sponsorship, and office administration. Click here to learn more. 
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Kroger or Amazon Shopper? 
Kroger and Amazon give back to The Refuge Center just by shopping, something you already do! Click on their logos to be directed to their site to link your rewards card or account to us. It is a simple and easy way to impact our mission. 
We invite you to welcome the spirit of The Refuge Center into your home. Slow it down. Be mindful. Feel nurtured. Create your refuge. Enjoy IntentionaliTea!

Click on the image to be directed to the order page. All of the proceeds from IntentionaliTea directly benefit the clients and services of The Refuge Center for Counseling.
We are honored to be a finalist in the Baptist Healing Trust Compassionate Care Award to be held Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Thank you CNM! Click here to read more about it and see a full list of the finalists. 
Thank you Baptist Healing Trust!  The Refuge Center for Counseling is honored to be a $55,000 Operating Grant recipient in the 2nd quarter 2016. Click here to read more. 
We exceeded our goals for the 2016 The Big Payback Campaign all because of you! Click here to read more about it and how you can be involved in 2017. 
Lunch on Us!

At The Refuge Center for Counseling, we believe in relationships. We believe in connections.

Click here to learn more about our Connections Lunch on Tuesdays and join us! Time is also carved out to give our guests the opportunity to share about their work. Guests are welcome to bring business cards, pamphlets, information on referrals, etc.
New Client Story at The Refuge Center for Counseling:
I thought I was content living with major depression and consistently straining to stay thin and to get thinner. Partially because I’d yet to find good therapy that I could afford (and frankly didn’t believe I deserved), but mostly because I’d grown comfortable within the sadness I had known for so long. Then one day I took a leap and called The Refuge Center, and my life changed forever. In around nine months my therapist and I have been able to unravel and begin to heal copious amounts of complex trauma. It hasn’t been a cake-walk, but every step I take is like giving my lungs more room to breathe, to feel alive again. Female, Age 20

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