Restoring Hope Since 1999


A leading faith-based, nonprofit addiction recovery organization helping men break free from addiction and resurrect their lives.

Click to learn more about How to join our men’s free residential addiction recovery program.

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Restoring Lives

A Christian Ministry Helping Men & Women Break Free from Drug Addiction

Restoring Families

A Christian Ministry Helping Men & Women Break Free from Drug Addiction

Join us for our free Discovery Breakfast, Thursday September 23rd at 8AM catered by Panera Bread. Click the link to the left to learn more and sign up.

Success Stories

"This has been one of the best years of my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything."

- Andrew


"The miracles that happen in The Refuge are undeniable."

- Josh


"Relying on God more."

- Dustin


"There is hope."

- Nate

Our Mission

To change the lives of men affected by addiction through Christ.

Our Purpose

To lead men from active addiction to becoming fully recovered, responsible citizens who move forward and make a new beginning towards lives defined by new beliefs, values, and purpose.

Our Vision

To inspire fully recovered and responsible men of God who go on to live Christ-centered lives of Christian responsibility and purpose and bring still others to Christ.

The Refuge Story

Founded in 1999 as a simple residential ministry in rural Vinton County, Ohio, The Refuge continues to grow and expand to serve not only the 75+ men in our  locations across central Ohio, but their families, churches and communities as well. There is absolutely no cost and no insurance needed to be a part of our ministry.

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 Refuge 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…”

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