I'm trying to raise money for Renewal House--Nashville’s first, largest and most comprehensive family-centered recovery community for women and their children.
To break the cycle of addiction and poverty, Renewal House provides compassionate, holistic care for the entire family. Women and their children are provided the change to heal together, a safe place to live, the skills to make healthier choices, and the support to achieve a different way of life.
Since opening their doors in 1996, more than 650 mothers and their children have experienced new beginnings. Women come to Renewal House with a substance-use addiction and other interlocking issues, such as co-occurring mental health disorders, homelessness, unemployment, limited formal education, a history of trauma, and entanglements with legal and child welfare systems.
As a result of Renewal House programs and services:
- More than 50 drug-free babies have been born to mothers in the residential program.
- 75% of residential mothers maintain or regain child custody rights.
- 70% of residential mothers move with their families to permanent housing.
- 60% of women in the outpatient program reach the important milestone of abstaining from substance-abuse for at least 30 consecutive days; and 45% graduate, having gained the tools to lead a lifestyle in recovery.