Where We Came From

Founded in 1999 as a small residential ministry in rural Vinton County, Ohio, The Refuge continues to grow and expand to serve not only the 65+ men in our 4 locations across central Ohio, but their families, churches and communities as well. The residential ministry has had the honor of helping more than 5,000 men enter a brand new life - free from addiction and on their way to becoming better citizens, sons, husbands, and fathers. The ministry as a whole has seen tremendous growth as a hub of discipleship and transformation, and we trust God to continue to use us to “...bring Good News to the poor...to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free…” (Luke 4:18).