Restoring Hope Since 1999
A Christian Ministry Helping Men & Women Break Free from Drug Addiction
The Refuge is temporarily pausing our weekly intake to protect the men and women who are currently in our care.
We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all of our men and women during this season of uncertainty.
As a result, we are taking additional steps to limit outside contact for everyone in our ministry.
"Trust the process. God has your back. This is the best thing I’ve done with my life."
"There is so much unconditional love that I haven’t experienced in any other area of my life."
"Relying on God more since he’s already created this restoration."
"There is hope. God loves them. Anything is possible if you just trust…"
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 and women in our 4 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 and women enter a brand new life – free from addiction and on their way to becoming better citizens, sons, daughters, husbands, wives, fathers, and mothers.
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…”