Orientation Is Monday!

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, make Monday the day that all changes!

On Monday, November 5, we will welcome 12 men and 2 women into our FREE (no cost, no insurance needed) ministry for drug and alcohol addiction.

So what do you have to lose? 

Come join us Monday at Veritas Community Church - West at 12 S. Terrace Ave. in Columbus. 

Women need to be there at 9:00 am, men need to be there at 3:30 pm.

Steven just completed our ministry. He came to The Refuge addicted to heroin. He shared the story of how his time here changed his life and the lives of those around him.


Watch The Refuge Fundraising Gala Live!

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The big night is finally here - our 2018 Fundraising Gala!

If you're not familiar with The Refuge, we offer a FREE (no cost, no insurance needed) 13-month inpatient rehab ministry for drug and alcohol addiction. 

The men and women of our ministry work to pay for those behind them. Their earnings cover a little more than 60 percent of our annual operating budget.

We rely on donations to cover the rest.

Once a year, we hold a Fundraising Gala to tell the stories of the men and women who have had their lives changed through Christ, and to raise a big portion of that money.

Tonight is that night.

We are so truly blessed - the room is filled to capacity and then some. We are expecting more than 450 people to attend, and unfortunately, even more who wanted to be there couldn't because of space restrictions.

As a result, we are streaming the event program live on Facebook so that everyone can experience the evening, even if they're not at The Naz.  

The program should start around 7:10 pm Eastern on Sunday. 

If you'd like to give to support the men and women of The Refuge, you can click the donate button on the Facebook window below.

You can also click here to give online.

Or, you can text "Give" to 740-224-4646 to get a link on your phone. 

Thank you so much for all that you do to support the men and women of our ministry!


Not In Vein Documentary

The Refuge Featured In New Documentary

A new documentary titled "Not In Vein" showcases The Refuge as one of the faith-based groups fighting back against the opioid crisis in Ohio and across the United States.

The film explores the true cost of the crisis on families and communities and proposes new solutions to fighting the cartel.

It also features three organizations from Ohio who are fighting back - reclaiming lives from drugs through Christ.

You can watch "Not In Vein" below, or visit the film's website at NotInVeinUSA.com to learn more. 


Awarding A Courage Cross

A man or woman's journey through The Refuge is full of milestones. The first is the awarding of the Courage Cross.
 
We hand it out to people who complete their first week in the ministry. It takes 13 months to complete, but that first week is often the toughest.
 
This week, Frankie (left) got his Courage Cross from Bob Heiny, one of our Phase 1 Coordinators.

Get In Shape!

Being at The Refuge is about more than just getting clean off drugs.

We want men to be healthy emotionally, mentally, and physically.

This is some of the brothers at Phase One working out to get in better shape.

The Refuge Phase One Vinton County The Refuge Phase One Vinton County


Bill Is Phasing Up!

We are so grateful to God for the growth we have seen in Bill over the past month. This week, he is phasing up to phase 2.

Bill has brought harmony and peace to the farm in Vinton County, and the coordinators and brothers there will truly miss him.

Bill Phase Up


Text The Refuge

We're trying to make it even easier for you to share our message of hope and transformation through Christ.

If you want to know more about our Men's or Women's Ministry, you can now text us to get a link to information about both.

Just send "Men" to 740-224-4646 to get a link to information about Men's Orientation, who qualifies to join our free rehab for men, and what to bring with you when you come.

You can send "Women" to 740-224-4646 to get a link to information about Women's Orientation, who qualifies to join our free rehab for women, and what to bring with you when you come.

And if you want to donate to The Refuge, just text "Give" to 740-224-4646 for a link to our easy online donation form. 

Thank you as always for all that you do to support the men and women of our ministry!

The Refuge Text to Give


Table Captain Update

More than half of the seats for our 2018 Fundraising Gala are already full!

We're way ahead of last year's pace, and expect to be at capacity well before the event on October 14. 

If you are interested in being a part of this incredible night, please register soon! Once those seats are gone, we can't add any more.

Remember, you can help us change lives affected by addiction by signing up to attend the Fundraising Gala, or sponsoring a table for $200.

Want to be an event sponsor for $1,000? Email Tom Orr, Development Manager, at torr@therefugeohio.org.


This Place Has Made A Huge Difference In My Life

Nathan is about to complete The Refuge. Just 13 months ago, he was broken and addicted. Now he's clean - but more importantly, he has a job, a support network, and a healthy and loving relationship with his family once again.

Here's what he would say to any man or woman who is where he was - struggling with addiction, and not sure where to turn.

If you're ready to start living free from addiction, join us Monday to learn how our FREE ministry can help you change your life forever.

Learn more about help for a man 18+, including who qualifies, what to bring, and what to expect on our Men's Ministry page.

Learn more about help for a woman 18+, including who qualifies, what to bring, and what to expect on our Women's Ministry page.


2018 Fundraising Gala

The Refuge 2018 Fundraising Gala is coming up on October 14.

This is one of the most important nights of the year for both our Men's and Women's Ministries because the money raised on this one evening is what lets us operate for the rest of the year.

The brothers and sisters of The Refuge earn enough at work to cover about 65% of our annual operating costs. Donations from this night help cover the rest.

There are three easy ways you can help make this important night a success.

Just visit TheRefugeOhio.org/VisionsOfHope to learn more.