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our mission

Park Center empowers people who have mental illness and substance use disorders to live and work in their communities.

Park Center has been serving Nashville for over 35 years, providing a place for hope and recovery for people with serious mental illness, homelessness or addiction. We meet people where they are and provide support through treatment, housing, day programs and employment services. We provide hope and help to our members to navigate challenges and better live and work in the community. 

We have pioneered and trained other nonprofits in breakthrough methods to employment and partnered with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in of the country's first street psychiatry programs. 

Guiding Principles

Hope - We believe that individuals can be active and contributing members of their community by defining their lives apart from their mental illness.

Choice - We believe that individual recovery is possible through loving care, educated choices and support services.

Education - We believe that active and ongoing advocacy, education about mental illness and the recovery process are necessary in order to empower members and reduce stigma in our community.

Quality - We believe that services should be continuously improved to align with current and emerging best practices.