Mending Hearts

Mending Hearts Nashville Tennessee

With a particular focus on women at risk for becoming homeless due to substance abuse, Mending Hearts provides a safe, therapeutic environment in which they can rediscover hope and opportunity. A program of lectures, films, therapy, and self-help groups help clients develop a sense of responsibility in an empathetic environment. Everyone who enters the program is treated with love and respect, regardless of any past or present conditions: Mending Hearts aims to serve the individual, not the addiction.


Mending Hearts is a private non-profit facility, which make up about 70% of all treatment facilities in Tennessee. It is a treatment community for women who are homeless due to substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health disorders, one of the 87 (41%) of Tennessee facilities that specializes in a mix of both mental health and substance abuse treatment services. The facility opened in 2004 and treats women via residential, intensive outpatient (IOP), transitional living, and independent living programs.


Upon admission, clients work alongside their treatment team to develop individualized treatment goals. Combining a 12-step based approach with evidence-based practices, treatment programming, no matter the intensity, presents women with several avenues to express themselves. Clients partake in individual and group therapy sessions and attend educational lectures and films. Involvement in Seeking Safety may also be utilized, and clients are taught life skills like finance planning, self-care, resume building, and GED aid. There is also specific treatment for women with children that includes affordable housing.

Residential treatment lasts 14 to 45 days and IOP programs run for eight weeks with sessions in the morning or evening.

Each month Mending Hearts arranges for an intensive family seminar at no additional charge. These seminars give families the opportunity to learn more about their loved one’s recovery process through lectures, discussions, and activities.


Details about staff are not currently available on the facility’s website


Details about living arrangements are limited at the time of this writing, though the facility’s website does note that capacity is for 94 women at any given time. There may be a wait time for a bed.


At the time of this writing, four alumni were polled by on Mending Hearts. The alumni offered mostly positive feedback. As a group, the women were pleased with the encouraging and caring staff and the effectiveness of treatment, providing four out of five stars or higher in these categories.

Alumni appreciated the type of community the treatment program had. “This is an all women’s program and the founders are in recovery themselves. Most of the staff are in recovery, so they understand what the women are going through,” Debi wrote in a representative statement.

The few complaints focused on the long intake process and poor food, though overall most alumni praised the facility.

< Four ratings for accommodations and amenities averaged 4.5 out of five stars, and those for meals and nutrition averaged 4.25 out of five stars.

Reviews elsewhere at the time of this writing are very limited. Both Google and the facility’s Facebook page, which staff can manage, each had one, perfect rating for five out of five stars.[1] [2] Neither reviewer left commentary.

Additionally, on Yelp, a single review with an accompanying rating of one out of five stars offered feedback.[3].


Mending Hearts accepts most major insurances, according to its website. As an approved TennCare provider for AmeriGroup and a grantee of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Mending Hearts also offers treatment to clients who otherwise could not afford it. The Transitional Living, Moms with Kids, Halfway House, and Independent Living programs charge a $100 admission fee and a $135-$140 weekly fee.


According to Fox17 Nashville, The Metro Housing Trust Fund Commission gave $5 million to fund new sober housing units, and Mending Hearts was a recipient. With the funding, the facility opened a new eight-bed home in Albion.


Services provided by Mending Hearts

Service Setting

  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Detox
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Martix Model
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • Detoxification

  • Cocaine Detoxification
  • Opioid Detoxification
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • State Mental Health Department
  • Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Genders Accepted

  • Female
  • Mending Hearts Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • If you or a loved one is struggling with this life changing addiction and need help then Mending Hearts is there to help!!! If you don’t believe me find out for yourself and contact them!!!
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  • A good treatment center overall. The food wasn't good but the treatment was effective.
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  • Strong ties to the community Intake/admissions takes to long to get in A good place to recover in the Nashville community
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  • Very encouraging staff. Staff really cares and they have all been through the same thing. This program cost nothing out-of-pocket to me because my probation office referred me there. I had been a crack cocaine addict for 10 years. I have now been clean 5+ years thanks to Mending Hearts. It works if you work it.
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    I'm still clean and going to college to get a degree in theology, they inspired me due to their christian beliefs. Groups per day were about every hour, they kept us busy, idol time is the devils playground. This is an all women's program and the founders are in recovery themselves. Most of the staff are in recovery, so they understand what the women are going through.