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.

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Mrs. Kailey Cornett

Main address

1810 Hayes Street

Nashville, TN 37203 USA

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Formerly known as

Crisis Pregnancy Support Center



NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

Health Support Services (E60)

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Tennessee’s unplanned pregnancy rate is 56%, compared to the national average of 45% (Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy). In Davidson County 17.8% of working adults are uninsured, with 16.8% of residents living in poverty (CHNA 2019.) 18% of Hispanics could not see a doctor due to cost, compared to 20% of Black and 13% of White respondents. (ibid). In 2019, only 60.7% of mothers received adequate prenatal care - less than state and national numbers (ibid). Lack of prenatal care is associated with low birth weights, pre-term births, and infant mortality (ibid). 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),

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Pregnancy Services

All pregnancy services are provided free of charge and include: pregnancy tests, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, prenatal education and vitamins, and access to our Bridge Program. We connect clients with a partnering OBs (who accept clients regardless of their insurance status) to obtain full prenatal care. Our Bridge program provides in-depth support through the following components: personal growth counseling, mentorship, case management, and education. Through participation, clients earn point-based material assistance for items such as maternity and baby items. Trained mentors help clients set personal goals, establish obstetrical care, assist with WIC, TennCare and food stamp applications and provide referrals as needed for housing/resources. Taught in partnership with Belmont University's School of Nursing, Bridge education classes include newborn care, parenting, emotional growth and budgeting.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

We provide counseling in four areas. Fees are charged on a sliding scale. Women's Issues Counseling addresses such topics as: coping after an STD diagnosis, healthy relationship skills, healthy decision-making, and understanding the impact of prior sexual abuse or trauma. Pregnancy Loss Counseling assists women who have lost a pregnancy due to miscarriage, stillbirth, failed IVF, failed adoption, etc. Post-Abortion Counseling seeks to lift shame and isolation that may arise after experiencing an abortion through individual, couples, and group sessions. Peripartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders*: 10-20% of new mothers deal with PPD. If left untreated, PPD can have long-term effects on women, children and the family as a whole. *formally known as Postpartum Depression. Men’s Issues recognizes a unique need for men whose partners are facing an unplanned pregnancy. We have a male therapist to provide support with couples or individual counseling in preparation for parenting.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

Tennessee ranks 11th highest in the US for STDs (with Davidson among the highest counties). Through presentations and small groups, Hope Clinic educates adolescents about the short and long term emotional, spiritual and physical benefits of abstinence and the risks involved in early sexual activity. Our Prevention team is comprised of Sexual Risk Avoidance Educators. Through medically accurate information, data-driven and evidence-based curriculum and engaging classes, Hope Clinic equips and educates students to have thriving relationships by avoiding sexual risk and creating healthy boundaries. Student programming educates teenagers regarding sex, intimacy, sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancies, healthy relationships, setting boundaries, technology in relationships and the influence of the culture on decision-making. Parent and teacher programming equips adults to be competent and responsive to the social, emotional and safety needs the teenagers in their care.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Through our Women’s Healthcare Services we provide women’s well visits, STD (including HIV) testing/paps and any counseling follow-up required/requested with a difficult prognosis. Medical care is provided by Nurse Practitioners and RNs to address the most immediate, critical concerns a client has when coming to Hope Clinic. Approximately half of our clients test positive for a sexually transmitted disease and must then face what can be a frightening journey with managing a chronic illness such as Herpes, HIV, Chlamydia or Syphilis. We walk with them on this journey providing treatment, education and professional counseling.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

1. Pregnancy Services:
- Early prenatal care – Pregnancy tests, options counseling, obstetrical ultrasounds, vitamins, connection to partnering OBs to obtain full prenatal care. (Referrals to adoption agencies as applicable).
- Prenatal & Parenting Education - Taught onsite/online in partnership with trained instructors (Baby & Co., Belmont's School of Nursing, others); education classes on newborn care, parenting, emotional growth, and budgeting; online courses taught through BrightCourse includes 200+ topics.
- Mentoring - Trained volunteers walk with pregnant women through their journey focusing on personal goals, spiritual guidance, direction, and moral support as they navigate pregnancy and parenthood.
- Case Management – Social work staff/interns help clients meet basic needs, establish obstetrical care, assist with WIC, TennCare, food stamp applications, and referrals for housing/resources.
- Professional counseling/support groups – Give clients supportive and safe spaces to discuss and receive professional and peer-based guidance related to emotional, physical, and mental health.
- Support throughout the baby’s first year of life. including a well-woman exam, education, mentoring, counseling as needed for post-partum depression or other post-pregnancy challenges, and ongoing access to practical items.
2. Counseling: We provide sliding scale professional counseling onsite and virtually for a variety of perinatal mental health needs. Our team of licensed counselors and therapists are trained in perinatal mood disorders, pregnancy loss, post-abortion issues, sexual addiction, and unhealthy relationships. We are continuously researching and pursuing education on our core competency areas and we track our efficacy through regular self-assessments.
3. Prevention Ed: Our suite of Relationship Education programs are based on The Center for Relationship Education’s REAL Essentials suite of curricula. Starts with knowing each individual’s worth and value and honing in on the participant’s intrinsic motivation for making healthy choices in line with their values and future goals. Through medically accurate information, data-driven/evidence-based curriculum, and engaging classes, Hope Clinic equips and educates students to have thriving relationships by avoiding sexual risk and creating healthy boundaries. We educate middle schoolers, high schoolers, educators, parents, community leaders, and community organizations.
4. Medical: Hope Clinic has licensed medical staff including Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who will work with you to find answers to your female health issues at an affordable rate. Our medical staff aims to make you feel comfortable by spending as much time with you as needed, all while upholding confidentiality. Hope Clinic is HIPAA compliant and our Nurses and Nurse Practitioners are overseen by Medical OB/GYN Doctors. We provide affordable annual exams, STI testing and treatment, and other women's issues visits.

a. 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 900 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. We excel at creating a safe environment for individuals to receive compassionate and accessible care. We have strengthened our hybrid model of education and counseling by always offering a virtual alternative for our care. 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.

Pregnancy Services:
- 2400+ clients served onsite in the 2020-2021 fiscal year
- Only 4% of total operating costs were covered by client fees
- 500+ babies were born through Hope Clinic
- 600+ pregnant families supported: 84% of positive Pregnancy tests returned for a follow-up visit, 89% chose life for their child, and many clients accessed the Bridge program for free counseling, case management, education classes, and spiritual mentorship.

- Nearly 1,000 counseling/mentoring (1:1) sessions completed in the 2020-2021 fiscal year
- 107 clients came in for pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, and individual related counseling services

Prevention Ed:
- 616 unique individuals educated in 42 different locations
- 97% of surveyed participants said they were more committed to making healthier sexual choices

- 557 women came in for women's wellcare and problem visits
- 98% felt more informed about their health

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Hope Clinic for Women

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Hope Clinic for Women

Board of directors
as of 03/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Joy Styles

Councilwoman, District 32

Term: 2020 - 2023

Debbie Gilkey

Community Volunteer

John Jacoway

CEO of Southeast Financial Federal Credit Union

Amanda Cecconi

Founder and CEO of Punching Nun Group

Debbie Lassiter

Community Volunteer

Alyssa Hasty

Professor and Associate Dean at Vanderbilt University

Michael Duncan

Invicta Solutions Group

Ronald Alvarez

Professor, Chairman & Clinic Service Chief at Vanderbilt University

Craig Martin

Heritage Medical Associates

David Wasiolek

Retired CFO of Nashville FC and CSHM

John Sheffield


Patty Eller

HomeLift, Inc

Carty Hassett


Shauna Jamison


Matthew Page

Pastor at Church at Avenue South

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/11/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/11/2022

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.