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At the same time as this page is filled with huge needs we are asking God to fill (maybe through you!), it also covers some of our favorite ways to brag on His great provision. We praise God for the many wonderful men aand women who have given before you - and look forward to you joining the army!

Your prayers make an incredible difference at the Refuge. We are very aware that we as staff, coordinators, and brothers can do absolutely nothing apart from the power of Christ. Thank you for taking the time to kneel before the throne and put the greatest possible force for change on our side. We are with you in prayer and grateful for you!

Want to join our Prayer Team? Click here to sign up.  

Not sure how to pray? Here are a few ideas:

  • Refuge residential staff - directors, pastors and coordinators: Pray for connection with the men, wisdom to make good choices, and appropriate rest to care for themselves.
  • Refuge coordinators: Pray for continued hope, rejuvenation, and personal growth as these men spend their days with the men in the ministry. Pray they’ll lead like Jesus would.
  • For daily transformation: Praise God for new life and transformation in a thousand little ways each day for our men. Praise Him for His incredible love and the grace that gives us power to believe!
  • For employers, mentors/coaches and training: We’re always looking for ways to improve the opportunities we can offer the men. Pray that God will bring the right men around to encourage and employ our men, and that we’ll be wise with training decisions we make every day.
  • For the resources needed: Pray for the wisdom to use our resources and time well. Praise God for His constant provision for our men, and pray with us that we might continue to see His blessings for us and even be able to give those away to care for His people in greater measure!
     

Want to jump in even deeper to praying with the Refuge? We’d love for you to take the challenge and jump in in one of the following ways (or your own creative ideas!):

  • Scroll down through our 5 most recent posts on Facebook. What or who can you pray for in each one?
  • Consider finding a group of friends to cover one of our events and all who will attend in prayer. Orientations on Monday, our Alumni Reunion, or even our Annual Fundraising Banquet. You can take shifts or pray together!
  • Gather friends or your church to hold a prayer night focused not just on the Refuge, but the epidemic of addiction and all those affected by it! Invite your community - and us!

We wish we had a way to show the incredible effect that each of our volunteers has on so many people through the Refuge. Think about it. If you have a positive impact on just one man - that’s an impact on his brothers, his family, his church, his neighbors, his community, and hundreds more. Not only that - but we guarantee that you don’t leave unchanged either!

We are truly grateful to all of our volunteers. Every one of you plays a key role in changing lives impacted by addiction.

Looking for a way you can make a difference? 

Our men's ministry is looking for people to help with Coaching and Project 614 home renovations. Our women's ministry needs Coaches, Life Skills Facilitators, and Fun/Activities Facilitators. And we're always looking for people to help with Family Support and Event Coordination.

Interested? The first step is to attend one of our volunteer orientation sessions. The next one is scheduled for August 10, 2018. You can get more details and an updated list of available volunteer orientations on our Events page

The best way to stay up to date with opportunities to help is by signing up for our email list! You can do that at the bottom of our front page.

 

Needed positions open

Count neededRoleJob DescriptionReports To
0SpeakerServe the men by speaking on a certain topic for an agreed-upon time each week/month, as determined by the phase director. Additional references may be requested for this position.Phase Director
0Project-basedAs neededPhase Director
0Phase mealsServe the men by providing a home-cooked meal occasionally at a particular phase. Timing/need determined by phase directors.Phase Director
1-EncounterEvent MealsCoordinate a meal/snacks for a larger number of the men at a particular event (Orientation - 30 men & guests; Encounter - 80-100 men; etc.). Often a church group will take this on together!Event Coordinator
2CoachCommit to connecting with a small group of men every Thursday night for at least 6 months. Additional references may be requested for this position.Phase Director
3MentorCommit to walking with one man from the Refuge during Phase Four and for at least 3 months afterward, holding him accountable to develop a life plan and helping him settle in to his home community and support system after the Refuge. Additional references may be requested for this position.Phase Director
2Family SupportCommit to attending Orientation at least two Mondays a month, as well as Family Day, in an effort to meet families, walk with them and help them grow toward Christ as well. More formal process to come. Additional references may be requested for this position.Outreach Coordinator
2Project 614 expertsCommit to serving our Project 614 Construction Manager with specific skills (plumbing, electric, painting, etc.), and to seeing one "phase" to completion at a Project 614 home. Current skills needed: painting, electric.Phase Director
3Project 614 workersCommit to serving alongside our Project 614 Construction Manager to complete a Project 614 home! Hours are flexible, if you indicate your interest in this position, we will add you to an email list to contact you with service/renovation opportunities.Phase Director
10Table CaptainsHelp make our Annual Fundraising Banquet - one of our most important nights of the year - a success! Commit to bring 7 of your friends or contacts to fill a table - or partner with someone else and bring 3 apiece.Event Coordinator
9Event HelpersCommit to serving with a particular event. Specific positions will be communicated, but may include: advance marketing, day-of coordination, set up/clean up, etc. Current events/positions needed: Refuge Hike/Run 5k (food coordinator, sponsorship coordinator, day-of positions (7)).Event Coordinator
5Community AdvocatesTurn your passion for serving your community into a volunteer position! Opportunities may include: connecting the Refuge to local churches, representing the Refuge at addiction events, giving materials to organizations or families as needed, coordinating and encouraging local Champions, etc. You can make a HUGE difference!Outreach Coordinator
5StorytellersJoin the Refuge marketing team! Choose either a specific event to cover (Celebrations, Alumni Reunion, the 5k, etc.) or a specific publication to submit to (for example: our blog, monthly newsletters, church/Champion updates from around the state, audio testimonies for Transformation Radio, etc.). Submissions could be in the form of pictures, video, audio, written submissions.Outreach Coordinator
2Administrative HelpServe by helping us knock out an administrative project or two. Hours are often flexible, end dates will be decided together. Current need/project: Refuge Network (contact other residential addiction ministries throughout the state for information and connection) 
1PrayerBuild a prayer team for the Refuge and even bigger - for the addiction epidemic across the state. Hours and position are flexible. Additional references may be requested for this position.Outreach Coordinator

Our regular, monthly givers are some of our favorite people. It means the world to us to see your name show up, month after month, in the trenches with us. Although the men provide about 65% (or more!) of the funds needed for the ministry, we depend on generous individuals, churches, and businesses to partner with us throughout the year. And we get it - generosity isn’t easy! We are grateful to serve and sacrifice with you.

If you'd like to donate something to our Women's Ministry, check out our wish list on Amazon. You don't have to buy it from there, but that's an up-to-date list of our needs.

 

Current Giving Challenge:
Find 25 new monthly givers to commit to fight addiction with us!

Immediate Physical Needs

PHASE 1

Vehicles

Gas Cards

Bunk Beds

Mattresses

New plain T-shirts

New packs of socks & underwear

New shoes

Bodywash

Shampoo

Washcloths

Hand towels

Cleaning Supplies

Foam hand soap

Board Games (new or used)

Inspirational movies

Christian Books

PHASE 2

Vehicles

Gas Cards

Bunk Beds

Mattresses

New pillows

Bodywash

Shampoo

Washcloths

Hand towels

Cleaning Supplies

Foam hand soap

Board Games (new or used)

Inspirational movies

PHASE 3

Vans/vehicles for transportation to/from work sites

Gas cards

Cost of installing 4 new windows at Brehl ($400-$800) *estimate*

Framing hammers (NOT claw hammers) for Thompson's 

25' tape measures 

Laundry detergent 

Coffee (we go through 4-5 big cans a week)

Bunk beds

Twin mattresses

New pillows

Toaster for bagels/bread

Work Boots 

Work Gloves

Safety Glasses

Gravel for Brehl

Tickets for entertainment (movies/fair/etc.)

PHASE 4

Residential washer

Residential dryer

Dark Curtains (10)

Microwave

Vehicles

Gas Cards

Bunk Beds

Mattresses

Cost of installing 4 new windows at Brehl ($400-$800) *estimate*

Framing hammers (NOT claw hammers) for Thompson's

25' tape measures 

Laundry detergent 

Coffee (we go through 4-5 big cans a week)

10-20 twin mattresses 

Toaster for bagels/bread

Work Boots

Work Gloves

Safety Glasses

Gravel for Brehl

Tickets for entertainment (movies/fair/etc.)

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

Vehicles

Gas Cards

Bunk Beds

Mattresses

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