Intensive Outpatient Care for Women
Hardin House was founded to serve the needs of women and children seeking intensive outpatient care for drug and alcohol dependency. Hardin House extends the reach of services currently offered at the Purdue Center of Hope, the largest provider of shelter and services for homeless women and children in Memphis. Intended to help meet the needs of those seeking outpatient programs, Hardin House joins the current Purdue Center shelters including: Emergency Family Services, the Single Women’s Lodge and Renewal Place, a long-term program for homeless and addicted women and their trauma-exposed children.
Hardin House features a full spectrum of outpatient programs, including: education and prevention, assessments, case management and individual and family counseling. The intent is to allow clients to seek treatment while maintaining their work or school demands. In order to better meet the needs of clients in Memphis, Hardin House also manages a tutoring room, business center and flexible meeting spaces for ongoing life-skills and job readiness training.
Hardin House is made possible by a generous gift from The Hardin Trust. In memory of Helen and Jabie Hardin, devoted friend and trustee Jeanette Cooley presented a $1 million gift from the Hardin Trust to The Salvation Army in 2013 to launch the Hardin House and to expand services to rehabilitate addicted women and build stronger families for their children. Jabie Hardin was a legendary Memphis entrepreneur who founded Hardin Food Service Company, which later merged with Sysco, becoming the largest food service distribution company in the Mid-South.
With more than 60% of abuse and neglect cases being attributed to substance abuse and 80% of school truancies involving children of drug addicted parents*, Hardin House helps provide a safe place for clients to try to achieve and sustain sobriety. Case Managers frequently estimate that there is not a family in Memphis that is not impacted by drugs and alcohol. According to the office of Judge Tim Dwyer, studies show that Tennessee deaths due to prescription drug overdose have tripled since 2001 and maternal opiod use is 5 times worse, leading to births of affected infants costing on average of $40,931 versus $7,285 for a healthy birth. Says Judge Dwyer, “it is crucial to have recovery programs available for women in crisis. [The] Salvation Army offers a holistic approach to treat mother and child and I commend them for their work in the recovery field.” Hardin House, together with the other programs of The Salvation Army of Memphis, provide a unique suite of services anchored in helping people live sober, self-sufficient lives that return stability to families with a goal of preventing future generations from the crippling cycle of addiction and poverty.