The Center of Hope for Behavioral Health (The Center) was founded January 2019, 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 11 Houses named after each of Jesus’s disciples over the next 10 years. 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, affectionately named the Genesis Room, was designed as a modernized sensory room. 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.
Research shows that prolonged internalized stress can show up as physical symptoms. Also, physical symptoms can exacerbate mental health symptoms. Integrated Behavioral Healthcare is a collaborative form of care that includes your team of physicians, nurses, and our behavioral health providers, who work together to help you feel whole again by addressing your physical and emotional needs. If you do not have a primary care physician, through our partnership with a local medical group, we will facilitate connecting you with care and begin your integrated behavioral healthcare treatment plan. If you have a primary care physician, your counselor will work with you to connect with your medical team and coordinate care. Schedule your initial appointment with a counselor today.