Franklin Mayor Ken Moore launches online initiative to assist with mental health, substance abuse

Find Hope Franklin aims to match residents with local mental health resources. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Find Hope Franklin aims to match residents with local mental health resources. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Find Hope Franklin aims to match residents with local mental health resources. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore announced April 28 the launch of Find Hope Franklin, a new initiative to help residents in Franklin and Williamson County who may be struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.

Find Hope Franklin, an online directory of local resources, aims to help match individuals with immediate assistance near them, according to a release.

Moore announced the launch of the program during a Breakfast with the Mayors event hosted by Franklin Tomorrow, citing increased concerns of mental health disorders and domestic abuse while residents are isolated in their homes due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus in the region.

“Many in our community have become increasingly concerned about the rise in suicide attempts, substance use and other issues related to the mental health in our area,” Moore in a statement. “We formed a task force in August consisting of experts in their respective fields ranging from counselors to health care to schools to create both short-term and longer-term programs to provide resources for those in need.”

Find Hope Franklin was formed with the help of local experts and organizations, such as The Refuge Center for Counseling, Nurture House, Williamson Medical Center and more.


“As our group met, it became increasingly apparent that there is an abundance of resources in our community as well as nationally. However, they were not condensed in one place, and it was difficult to navigate to find what you needed,” Moore said. “Our goal was to create a site that would be an easy place to start. This includes listing many of the expert resources we have in our community, many of which offer services on a sliding scale, while also providing quick references to crisis lines, websites and other resources categorized by topic.”

In addition to local resources, the website also features a link labeled "Find Help Now," which will direct users to 24/7 crisis phone and text lines.

To learn more about Find Hope Franklin, visit the website here.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


MOST RECENT

Coaltown Pizza & Public House opened in early April in Westhaven. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coaltown Pizza & Public House now open in Westhaven

The eatery, which will be in a soft opening phase through April 18, offers signature pizzas such as Buffalo chicken, margherita pizza and smashed potato pizza, made with garlic ricotta sauce, bacon, cheese and smashed potatoes.

Hattie Jane's Creamery is now open in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hattie Jane's Creamery now open in Franklin

The ice cream shop offers signature flavors, such as Nana Puddin', Toasted Coconut Minty Chip and Chocoholic, as well as seasonal flavors, such as Blood Orange Mimosa and Strawberry Jam.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Waldo’s Chicken & Beer to open second Franklin location

The eatery will open a second location in Franklin later this year in the former site of Captain D's.

Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
1/3 Williamson County residents have first dose; Franklin to host storm cleanup and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

As active cases in the county plateau, vaccinations are on the rise. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County active COVID-19 cases have remained largely stable for past several weeks

As active cases drop, the number of residents getting vaccinated continues to rise.

The city of Franklin will host a neighborhood cleanup April 19-20. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin to host neighborhood cleanup for storm debris April 19-20

Debris and other household waste must be placed on the curb by April 18.

Harpeth House will open April 11 on the Christ Community Church campus. (Courtesy Christ Community Church)
Christ Community Church to open Harpeth House on Hillsboro Road

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 11.

Gov. Bill Lee announced April 6 he is in opposition to mandated "vaccine passports." (Screenshot via Facebook)
Gov. Bill Lee announces support for legislation banning 'vaccine passports'

Lee said he is supporting legislation that would prohibit government-mandated proof of vaccination status.

The meeting will be streamed online via Facebook and YouTube. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood to host virtual neighborhood meeting for new fire station April 8

Construction on the new station is slated to begin later this year.

The shop offers a selection of soaps made from all-natural ingredients. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Buff City Soap to open in Cool Springs

The store sells soaps, scrubs, bath bombs and lotions made from natural ingredients.

Chase will open a new location in Franklin. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chase to open new bank location in Franklin

The new location is slated to open across from Aldi and Trees N Trends in Franklin.