Watch The Refuge Fundraising Gala Live!

The big night is finally here - our 2018 Fundraising Gala!

If you're not familiar with The Refuge, we offer a FREE (no cost, no insurance needed) 13-month inpatient rehab ministry for drug and alcohol addiction. 

The men and women of our ministry work to pay for those behind them. Their earnings cover a little more than 60 percent of our annual operating budget.

We rely on donations to cover the rest.

Once a year, we hold a Fundraising Gala to tell the stories of the men and women who have had their lives changed through Christ, and to raise a big portion of that money.

Tonight is that night.

We are so truly blessed - the room is filled to capacity and then some. We are expecting more than 450 people to attend, and unfortunately, even more who wanted to be there couldn't because of space restrictions.

As a result, we are streaming the event program live on Facebook so that everyone can experience the evening, even if they're not at The Naz.  

The program should start around 7:10 pm Eastern on Sunday. 

If you'd like to give to support the men and women of The Refuge, you can click the donate button on the Facebook window below.

You can also click here to give online.

Or, you can text "Give" to 740-224-4646 to get a link on your phone. 

Thank you so much for all that you do to support the men and women of our ministry!

2018 Fundraising Gala

The Refuge 2018 Fundraising Gala is coming up on October 14.

This is one of the most important nights of the year for both our Men's and Women's Ministries because the money raised on this one evening is what lets us operate for the rest of the year.

The brothers and sisters of The Refuge earn enough at work to cover about 65% of our annual operating costs. Donations from this night help cover the rest.

There are three easy ways you can help make this important night a success.

Just visit to learn more.



Summer Celebration Service

On Sunday, August 12, we held a special Sunday morning service celebrating nine men who recently completed our 13-month ministry.

These are some of the highlights of the service.

Summer Celebration

Sunday, we held Celebration. It's a special Sunday morning service honoring men who recently completed The Refuge.

This time, it was nine men who finished our 13-month ministry. They shared their stories of addiction and then transformation and restoration through Christ.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, help is available. Go to to learn about our FREE (no cost, no insurance needed) ministry.

5K Canceled

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the 5K Run/Hike that was scheduled for later this month.

We're sorry to disappoint anyone who signed up for the event. A member of the The Refuge staff will be reaching out to you directly to follow up on your registration.

Time is running out!

Time is running out to sign up for The Refuge 5K Run-Hike at our beautiful Phase 2 home in Lancaster.

It's a great event, and all proceeds benefit The Refuge Men's and Women's Ministries.

Registration deadline is August 10, so sign up today at

Alumni Reunion 2018

We celebrated our Alumni Reunion this weekend. It's an incredible day for guys who have completed our Ministry to reunite for a day of fun and great food.
It was awesome to see so many friends again, and bear witness to all of the blessings in their lives.

The Refuge Golf Classic 2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to Pinnacle Golf Club to make our 2018 Golf Classic a great success!

It was a beautiful day on an incredible course, and all the money raised will go to help us change lives affected by addiction.

We can't wait to see everyone out there again next year!



Thank You For Supporting The Refuge Golf Classic

Thanks to everyone who made The Refuge 2018 Golf Classic such an incredible day!

Congratulations to the winning foursome of John Noble, Dean Saunders, Josh Dandurand, and Garrison Ryan.

And congratulations to everyone who won prizes in our raffle and contests out on the course.

We're already making plans for the 2019 Golf Classic, so keep watching our website and social media for a "Save The Date" in the coming weeks.

Help The Refuge And Have A Great Day

It finally stopped snowing, so it's time to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather!

The Refuge Golf Classic is coming up on Monday, May 21 at the prestigious Pinnacle Golf Club.

It's going to be a great day of golf, food, and fellowship. 

It's $125 per golfer or $500 for a foursome. That price includes 18 holes with cart at one of Central Ohio's finest private courses, plus lunch at the turn and an Italian banquet dinner. 

All proceeds benefit The Refuge Men's and Women's Ministries. 

Sign up today at

We're also accepting partnerships from businesses and individuals who want to sponsor part of the event. It's a great way to advertise your business, or honor a loved one who has overcome addiction.

You can download our partnership signup sheet or contact The Refuge Events Coordinator Renee Sleeper for more information.