Park Center is a non-profit organization that has provided programs and services for adults with mental illness and substance use disorders in the Nashville community since 1984. This organization provides services to more than 500 people each month through six programs, ranging from recovery services to disability benefit assistance to employment.
Park Center follows the clubhouse model, viewing the people it serves as members rather than clients or patients. Members establish goals related to recovery, education, or employment and choose to attend recovery groups to support them while they pursue their goals. Recovery looks different for each individual. For one member, it could mean obtaining permanent housing. While for another member, it could mean finishing a drawing they’ve been working on in art group. Every achievement contributes to recovery and community integration.
Community integration greatly depends on the work of volunteers. This diverse group of people includes college students, yoga instructors, nurses, and other members of the Nashville community who simply have a desire to help. Volunteers come share their knowledge with Park Center members as tutors, “lunch buddies”, and some even lead groups like art or knitting.
Join the Park Center family by becoming a volunteer. No prior mental health experience is required. If you’d like to make a new friend and see a smile on the face of someone who may need encouragement and hope, you’ll fit right in.
Joining Park Center’s Associate Board will provide you with the opportunity to create and execute a fundraising event for Park Center, as well as to serve on other agency committees, such as Marketing & Development, Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Property or Technology.
To become a volunteer or an associate board member, contact Lauren Roberts, by email: email@example.com or by phone: 615.242.3576, ext. 217.
There is another opportunity to get involved with Park Center in February! Park Center is hosting its 21st annual How About Dinner and a Movie? fundraiser on February 22, 2018 at the Belcourt Theatre. In addition to dinner and a movie, guests can participate in a silent auction. The event starts at 5:30pm and there will be complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $150. Proceeds benefit programs for people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Come show your support- buy your tickets here!