Human Services

Hope Clinic for Women

a Safe Place for Tough Choices

Nashville, TN


Hope Clinic for Women fulfills a unique mission in our community: to equip women, men and families with unplanned pregnancies, women’s healthcare, prevention education, pregnancy loss (miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, infant death , failed adoption/IVF) and postpartum depression. We provide medical care, professional counseling, education classes, case management, spiritual mentorship, and material support regardless of race, religion, age, or ability to pay. In 1983, Hope Clinic for Women began addressing the unmet needs of our community. Since then, we have established a strong reputation among clients, donors, and volunteers. Because of our approach we reach a diverse group of clients who cross political, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Ms. Renee Rizzo

Main Address

1810 Hayes Street

Nashville, TN 37203 USA

Formerly Known As

Crisis Pregnancy Support Center


Pregnant, Abortion, Sex, Hope Clinic, STD Testing, Pap, Abstinence, prevention, Pro-Life, Post Abortion, Counseling, Postpartum Depression, Women, couples, men, parents, classes, Miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, sexual addiction, Uninsured





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Personal Social Services (P50)

Health Support Services (E60)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Mothers in Davidson County who received adequate prenatal care has dropped from 56.5% in 2013 to 51.0% in 2016; and in 2016, the infant mortality rate of 7.5 was higher than the state's. We are fighting for women and families facing unplanned pregnancy to provide options counseling and factual medical support. Davidson county has the 8th highest rate in Tennessee for teens with sexually transmitted infections. The teen birth rate in Tennessee is 36 births per 1,000 females, ages 15-19, compared to the U.S. rate of 27 per 1,000. We are working to educate and diagnose and treat STDs to encourage healthy life choices for our clients. As of 2018, 61% of Tennesseans have experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), with 27% experiencing had three or more. We want to support our clients facing issues related to trauma, depression, postpartum depression, among other mental health issues.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Pregnancy Services

Counseling Services

Prevention Education

Women's Healthcare

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Pregnancy Services: Provide practical services (case management, education classes, professional counseling, medical care) for women facing unplanned pregnancies; with attention to abortion minded women and underserved/underinsured women from moment of pregnancy verification through child’s first year. Counseling: Provide excellent and affordable counseling services for women, men and couples dealing with pregnancy loss (miscarriage, infant death, stillbirth, abortion, failed IVF and failed adoption), postpartum depression and anxiety, and related issues (new parenthood adjustment, healthy relationships, sexual addiction and pornography) through one on one counseling, groups and weekend retreats helping people in their immediate crisis and providing the tools to equip them for the future. Prevention: With a competent and diverse team, provide medically-accurate, dynamic, age-appropriate and effective Sexual Risk Avoidance education and referrals, as needed, to youth, parents, and youth staff in the Middle Tennessee area with collaborative and recurring partnerships with area agencies, schools, and churches. Medical: Provide women’s health services and education in the form of annual exams, STD testing, paps, and women’s health issues to promote increased knowledge and healthier lifestyle choices.

Pregnancy Services: We hope to accomplish our strategic goals through providing ongoing training to our volunteers and staff and informing our clients of the benefits of our Bridge program. We will follow up with all of our clients after a pregnancy test on the same day after a missed appointment and set appointments to meet their needs. We want to increase the variety of class topics we offer in our Bridge program and offer online options when transportation issues arise. We will also participate in community workshops to partner with other health-minded organizations. Counseling: Increase training for all interns and counseling staff to be up to date with current counseling standards and assessments. We will track incoming calls and appointments and supply the team with any materials they need to best serve the client. Communicate across the organization and socially all of the offerings we have in our counseling department, especially post-abortion and pregnancy loss. Continue researching and pursuing continuous education on our core competency areas (perinatal mood disorders, pregnancy loss, post-abortion issues, sexual addiction, unhealthy relationships). Prevention Ed: Recruit volunteer educators from new and existing pools to increase commitment of speakers. Update the presentations as needed to be most effective and relate-able for our audiences. Provide ongoing coaching to all presenters and report outcomes of each presentation. Collaborate with other leaders in the community to reach the needs of the adolescent community better. Medical: 100% wellness reminders sent to client 1 month prior to the due date and insure confirmation of all medical appointments 24-48 hours prior to appointment. Document all no shows and cancellations and follow up with client. Establish contacts with other medical facilities to plan outreach opportunities. Execute on those outreach initiatives at least twice a quarter.

Hope Clinic for Women has existed in Nashville since 1983 and has supported the pregnancy of over 12,000 women. Last year alone we served nearly 600 pregnancy women and their families through our robust team of registered nurse practitioners and licensed counselors. We continue to innovate to meet the needs of our clients through the addition of new programs and improved methods of receiving them. For example, we offer offsite medical services to meet the needs of those who cannot come to us and we offer online mentoring and training classes for mothers and fathers who cannot come to our facilities. We increased our capacity to be able to prescribe medication for anxiety and depression for our clients dealing with severe grief and trauma. We have upgraded all of our medical equipment to be able to offer comprehensive OB/GYN and Annual Physical care. We have a team of loyal supporters in the form of hundreds of volunteers equating to 5500 hours donated last year alone. We have over 1000 unique donors that provide 96% of our annual budget through their gifts and grants. We partner heavily with other organizations and medical facilities so we can continue to provide the best care to our clients.

We work on a quarterly review process for all of our strategic goals as outlined by each department. Here are some of the goals we have committed to track our progress for Client Services: Pregnancy Services: - 83% of positive PT clients, receiving a LOU choose to parent - Based on post treatment survey 90+% clients feel treated with respect and honesty - Based on post treatment survey 90+% clients are willing to refer friends to Hope Clinic for Women - Based on post treatment survey 80+% clients are more likely to consider healthier lifestyle choices after their visit (i.e. taking prenatal vitamins, healthier eating, exercise, etc.) - 50% of internal Bridge participants (approximately 63) improve Self-Efficacy scores by a minimum of two points, demonstrating healthy choices and decision making. - 50% of the active Bridge participants (internal and external) will graduate from the program Counseling: - PPD Clients in the professional counseling program will report decreased presence or intensity of presenting symptoms based on Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) scores administered monthly or every 4th session. Scores will be collected for 75% of professional counseling clients to determine reasonable expectations for future outcomes. - Women's Issues and Men's Issues clients in the professional counseling program will report decreased presence or intensity of presenting symptoms based on GAD-7 & PHQ-9 scores administered monthly or every 4th session. - New Parenthood Adjustment/Couple's clients in the professional counseling program will report improved relationship health based on Couples Assessment of Relationship Elements (CARE) or Karitane Parenting Confidence Scale (KPCS) scores administered monthly or every 4th session. Prevention Ed: -Youth in the community will report that they are empowered to make healthy choices related to sex and relationships and are less likely to need Hope Clinic for Women’s services. Survey responses indicate participants can: - Recognize that abstinence is the only certain way to avoid Pregnancy - View abstinence as a positive, realistic choice - Recognize teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs as obstacles to their goals/dreams - Respond with confidence to pressures to have sex - Based on survey following SRA education, 90% youth leaders/parents in the community will report that they are more informed/educated to help their youth with conversations related to sex and relationships Medical: - 100% of clients surveyed will feel treated with respect, would refer to friend, and would return for future services - Based on post treatment survey 94+% feel more informed on women’s health issues - Based on post treatment survey 80+% clients feel more informed about breast health and risk factors and the importance of breast self-awareness and screening - Based on post treatment survey 92+% expect to make healthier life choices.

Pregnancy Services: - 1650+ clients served onsite in the 2018-2019 fiscal year - Only 4% of total operating costs were covered by client fees - 360 babies were born through Hope Clinic - 600+ pregnant families supported: 80% of positive Pregnancy tests returned for a follow-up visit, 83% chose life for their child, 1/3 of all clients accessed the Bridge program for free counseling, case management, education classes, and spiritual mentorship. -500+ bridge classes offered Counseling: - 500+ counseling/mentoring (1:1) sessions completed in the 2018-2019 fiscal year - 200+ clients came in for pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, and individual related counseling services Prevention Ed: - 450 unique individuals educated in 18 different locations - 83% of surveyed participants said they were more committed to making healthier sexual choices Medical: - 400 women came in for women's wellcare and problem visits - 94% felt more informed about their health - 92% committed to making healthier lifestyle choices

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