Mission and Values
In community with addicted women and their children, Renewal House fosters healing, resiliency and continuing recovery to enhance family health.
Renewal House operates under five key values: Responsibility, Honesty, Respect, Spiritual Connection, and Desire for Continuing Development.
Renewal House was started by two volunteers, a Davidson County Juvenile Court referee and an attorney who recognized an unmet need in the community for a program that allows addicted mothers in treatment to live with their children.
Renewal House opened in a temporary location in East Nashville in 1996. In 1997, we purchased and moved into our permanent home, a two-building apartment complex in the Bordeaux neighborhood of North Nashville. Seventeen apartments on campus are dedicated to families in the active residential recovery program. An additional fifteen apartments provide affordable housing in a drug- and alcohol-free environment. We paid off the mortgage in five years, as well as received donations of adjoining lots of land -- establishing a safe environment for families to heal from the chaos and trauma of addiction.
Ever since -- 20 years and counting -- women struggling with addiction and other mental health issues have come to Renewal House to seek a new beginning for themselves and their children.