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

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 to learn more.



A Beautiful Day At Phase One

"Morning radio" down at Phase One today.

It was a nice morning, so we went out in the woods by the cross.

Summer Celebration Service

On Sunday, August 12, we held a special Sunday morning service celebrating nine men who recently completed our 13-month ministry.

These are some of the highlights of the service.

Summer Celebration

Sunday, we held Celebration. It's a special Sunday morning service honoring men who recently completed The Refuge.

This time, it was nine men who finished our 13-month ministry. They shared their stories of addiction and then transformation and restoration through Christ.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, help is available. Go to to learn about our FREE (no cost, no insurance needed) ministry.

5K Canceled

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the 5K Run/Hike that was scheduled for later this month.

We're sorry to disappoint anyone who signed up for the event. A member of the The Refuge staff will be reaching out to you directly to follow up on your registration.

Time is running out!

Time is running out to sign up for The Refuge 5K Run-Hike at our beautiful Phase 2 home in Lancaster.

It's a great event, and all proceeds benefit The Refuge Men's and Women's Ministries.

Registration deadline is August 10, so sign up today at

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Phase Up!

Two brothers completed their first month at The Refuge this weekend and are phasing up today.

Matt Ward and Jason Burke both read their resolutions Sunday evening.

Monday, they will leave our farm in Vinton County and get ready to head to Lancaster for the next step in their journey.

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Phase Up!

One of the most rewarding parts of our Ministry is witnessing the growth in every man and woman during their time here.
This week, Tony Farabe completed his first month and moved on to Phase 2 of The Refuge.
His personal and spiritual growth has been an inspiration to the guys behind him, and we're excited to see him continue to grow in his relationship with Christ.