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.

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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.

Courage Crosses

The first week at The Refuge can be the hardest for many guys. Three new brothers just completed their first week and received Courage Crosses.
Jason, Edwin, and Matt - we are proud of what you have already achieved, and are excited to see you continue to grow in Christ.

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Four Men Complete Their First Month

Four men completed their first month in our Minstry this week.

They all moved from Vinton County to Lancaster to continue their personal and spiritual growth in Phase 2.

We are so grateful to God for the transformation we have already witnessed in Jordan Lacy, Phillip Linehan, Xavier Carroll, and Matt Kellough.

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Bunk Beds

We Need Bunk Beds!

The Refuge is growing, and we need bunk beds for both our Men's and Women's Ministries!

Have some you can donate? You can email info@therefugeohio.org or call 614-991-0131 to let us know.

Thank you for your help to change lives affected by addiction.

An Amazing Day Of Brotherhood

The guys from Phase 2 came back to visit Vinton County this weekend for an awesome day of brotherhood. 

They went swimming in Raccoon Creek, played games, shared their stories and encouragement for the brothers behind them in the Ministry.

Happy Father's Day!

We know that every holiday can be tough when you're separated from your kids. 

But we also know that sometimes a short-term sacrifice can pay off long-term.

These are the men in Phase One at church on Father's Day. 

They're not spending the day with their own dads, and the ones with kids of their own aren't spending the day with them, either. 

But each and every one of them is demonstrating their love for their dad and their kids by being here. 

Happy Father's Day to all the men in our Ministry who are working every day to be better sons and better dads to their kids, through the love of Jesus Christ.

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Founder's Day

We recently celebrated Founder's Day at Phase One. It's a very special event where guys who have completed our Ministry go back to where it all started in Vinton County, along with our founder, Tom Thompson.

There, they talk to the newest men in our Ministry about their experiences, encourage them, and answer questions.

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Courage Crosses

One of the first milestones of a man's time at The Refuge is when he receives the Courage Cross after his first week.
For many guys, that first week in an unfamiliar place can be the most difficult. This recognizes the brothers who have stuck it out through that.
This week, Christopher McGee and Dan Noble received their crosses. We are grateful for the growth we have seen in both of you already.