Restoring Hope Since 1999

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

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

Help For Men

Our 4 Phase Men’s Program changes lives by helping addicted men discover God, restore relationships, applying our real-world help training and finally raising up these men as leaders in the ministry, so that they can also learn to lead in their homes, churches, and communities as responsible men of God.

There is absolutely no cost, and no insurance needed to go through The Refuge. 

Help For Women

Our 4 Phase Women’s Program changes lives by breaking the bonds of addiction, trafficking, abuse and hopelessness. We desire to be a safe place for every woman to discover God and to experience unconditional love and acceptance which will change their lives, families and communities.

There is absolutely no cost, and no insurance needed to go through The Refuge.

Success Stories

"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…"

Our Mission

Lives affected by addiction,
changing through Christ.

Our Purpose

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free.” Luke 4:18 NLT

Our Vision

Changing lives of the addicted and those surrounding them through discipleship.

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…”

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Lancaster Orientation

September 19 @ 10:00 am
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Columbus Orientation

September 23 @ 10:00 am
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Lancaster Orientation

September 26 @ 10:00 am
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Columbus Orientation

September 30 @ 10:00 am
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Lancaster Orientation

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Thursday for our Lancaster Orientation.

Columbus Orientation

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