The current Residential Housing Services are available for women only. Admission requires an interview, the submission of an application, and proof of a COVID vaccination. A Program Coordinator will contact you or your social worker to schedule an interview.
The Center of Hope for Behavioral Health (The Center) was founded January 2020, with a mission to improve the quality of life of individuals and families by compassionately advocating for them, and by addressing their mental health and community-support needs. The Center believes that access to safe, affordable housing supports a person’s physical and mental health and healing. In 2021, The Center expanded services to the development of Matthew House, quality and affordable permanent housing for individuals in need of behavioral health support. Matthew House will provide a caring living environment where individuals have support with gaining self-sufficiency and ultimately making progress to return to the community independently. The construction of Matthew House was funded in part by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Creating Affordable Housing Grant.
Matthew House was named after one of Jesus’s disciples. The idea that Jesus picked 12 whom others believed were no good, and with them, He changed the world. The Center plans to develop 12 Houses named after each of Jesus’s disciples by 2030. Matthew House was designed by mental health professionals and persons with lived experience, specifically to create an environment of community, healing, change and hope. The backyard pavilion was designed as a modernized sensory room. It is a quiet, communal space to meditate, practice mindfulness, convene group meetings, and have privacy while visiting with family. The Genesis Room is a quiet communal space to meditate, practice mindfulness, convene group meetings, and have privacy while visiting with family. Community is who we are at The Center and we appreciate your financial support to continue giving hope to those whom others believed were no good.
We provide a caring, living environment where individuals have support with gaining self-sufficiency, and ultimately making progress to return to the community independently.
Rent is $800 and covers all expenses except food and personal items. Rent assistance is available for those who qualify.
All residents must show proof of their COVID vaccination.
Residents cannot have sex offender related charges or a related felony.
To become a resident, you must be over the age of 18, be able to function independently, and have a source of legal income.
Every resident is evaluated on an individual basis.
All rooms will be shared by 2 residents.
Yes. If a resident has a car on the property, they must give a copy of their insurance policy and driver’s license to the Program Coordinator.
Residents will be provided with individual counseling, Groups, and Case Management.
The organization is not classified as faith based, however housing services are faith based and affiliated with Christianity.
Matthew House is currently available for women only.
There are no pets allowed at Matthew House.
Matthew House is a smoke-free and drug-free zone.
Residents agree to take a drug and alcohol test when requested. Failure to do so will result in a violation of lease and expulsion from the house.
Housing Application Request
The current Residential Housing Services are available for women only. Please see the Services page on the website for more information. Admission requires a complete application, an interview, and proof of a COVID vaccination. Submit this form to request an application and a Program Coordinator will contact you or your social worker to schedule a phone or virtual interview.