Haven of Hope

Haven of Hope of DeKalb County

301 West Main Street

Smithville, TN  37166



Haven of Hope was started in 2004 to reach out to 'hurting' people in our area.  FBC allowed the ministry to start in an office at the church, then a “little white house” was used near the church.  The ministry has continued to grow and we are now at our third location on West Main Street in the Magnolia House.  The ministry name came from hearing one of the first individuals we helped say, 'This is just a little haven of hope.'  Haven of Hope of DeKalb County has grown over the years as God opened doors for us. 

In 2009 Haven of Hope of DeKalb County was chartered as a separate organization and also approved to be a 501c3.  We have staff and volunteers from various Christian denominations.

The office is officially open M-F 8am-5pm and is closed on major holidays. We also have support groups, classes, and some counseling after these hours.  

Our volunteers are very valuable.  They help with office responsibilities, teach classes, lead support groups, encourage individuals, and help with our Plant 'N Prayers ministry which is one source of funding.

We have two main divisions:

  1. Professional Counseling where we currently have five master's level mental health counselors.  In 2016 we were licensed by the State of Tennessee as an Outpatient Mental Health Facility.  We accept most insurances and have a sliding fee scale for the uninsured. We can serve age 3 to 103!  We have two child play therapy rooms and receive referrals from parents, doctors, Department of Children Services and courts.  We can provide depression/anxiety screenings and treatment.  We are glad to help those going through adjustments caused by life changes and struggles.   All our counselors have been trained in a counseling technique called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which can be very helpful in treating trauma in children and adults.  Three have been trained in EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children.  This is helpful to treat a child and his or her family where there are attachment issues. 
  2. Classes & Support Groups           Classes include:   Boundaries, Parenting, Anger Management, Safety Zone, God will Make a Way, Co-parenting, Social Skills, Parenting Classes approved for Divorce Courts,  Matrix (dealing with triggers related to the disease of addiction) and MRT also related to living a sober lifestyle.  Cost of these classes vary but interested persons can call our office for more information.  Free Support Groups include:  Dealing with Domestic Violence, Al Anon (family or friends effected by someone’s addiction meets Thursdays at 5:30 pm and Fridays at 11:00am), Parents of Special Blessings (parents with a special needs child meets Fridays at 8:15am), & HHH (Hurts, Habits & Hang-ups meets Thursdays at 6:30pm where people deal with their struggles of living a sober lifestyle).  There are periodic grief support groups.  Note:  We would be glad to lead a grief support group at another location if a church or club would like to offer this to their participants. 

If you would like to help, first of all we would appreciate your prayers.  We also need non-judgmental volunteers who love people from all walks of life.  Come and visit us sometime.  We would be glad to show you around. 

To help through donations, here are some items we can use in the ministry:  paper products (paper towels, toilet tissue, and facial tissue), journals, good used children's books, good used beanie babies, good used matchbox cars, and good used women's devotional books.  Since we are a 501c3 we can accept tax deductible monetary donations.  If you shop on Amazon, we also would appreciate your support through “smile.amazon.com”.  It does not cost you any more and we get a small percentage.  Maybe we should say a very small percentage, but little amounts add us. 

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