Impact of Renewal

Renewal House provides specialized addiction treatment to women and their children. We are the only long-term family residential program in Middle Tennessee that treats women and their children together.

Since 1996, Renewal House has served more than 8,000 women and children through our programs. Click Here to learn more about our programs.

Our Mission

To treat, promote healing, and provide housing for women and their children affected by substance use disorders.

Our Values

Renewal House operates under five key values: Responsibility, Honesty, Respect, Spiritual Connection, and Desire for Continuing Development.

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Our Impact

Renewal House served more than 500 women and children this past year. On average, we provide 75 women with intensive addiction treatment each year. And on any given day, there are 60 women on the waiting list needing our help. The current opioid crisis has sharply increased the demand for services. Sadly, Tennessee has one of the highest rates of babies born with withdrawal symptoms known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Renewal House is the only residential addiction treatment program for pregnant women and mothers and their children in Middle Tennessee.

Our History

Founded in 1996, Renewal House was a groundbreaking idea. It was Nashville’s first comprehensive family residential program for women and their children. Since then, more than 8,000 women and children have gone through the Renewal House family residential program. And the trajectory of their lives has been forever changed.

28 years ago, a group of concerned and visionary Middle Tennesseans formed a task force made up of judges, lawyers, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, healthcare professionals, community agency representatives and community volunteers with the goal of preserving families going through addiction treatment and recovery. At the time, women who were mothers starting addiction treatment programs were separated from their children upon entering a program. Children were placed in foster care to the detriment of the child, the family and the mother’s recovery, resulting in unfavorable outcomes and potential addiction relapses.

The task group knew there had to be a better way for both the mother and child. Their innovative solution was to have the mother and her children remain together in treatment and throughout the recovery process as a more effective way of keeping families permanently intact and breaking the cycle of addiction. With that simple idea, Renewal House was born.