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Hawa's Baptism

Nichole: She let go of who she was to identify with Christ

A little over a year ago, House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) brought on  Nichole Willard to be the Women’s Program Manager.  She oversees House of Hope for single moms and House of Promise for single women. With the expansion of House of Hope she will oversee up to 24 women and up to 20 children. “When…

3 Residents take Advantage of our Scholarship Program

House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) has a scholarship program that’s available for residents in good standing. The program focuses on job-ready education such as earning a GED, attending college, trade schools, or earning certifications in their field of interest. This gives them a crucial leg-up to better job opportunities. Here are 3 stories of residents…
Robin finally owns her car!

Robyn’s Story of Promise: Full of Hope for Tomorrow

From addiction to sobriety; from prison to freedom; Robyn found hope for tomorrow at House of Promise Sunnyslope (HPS). May 23, 2018: “One year ago today I walked out the prison gates for the second & last time. This past year has been nothing but one blessing after another. God has shown me what life,…
House of Hope Baptism July 2018

Four House of Hope Moms & a Teen get Baptized!

In July, we had six residents from our Women’s Program baptized at First Christian Church. This included four women and one teenage young man from  House of Hope.  It’s amazing how God is working in their lives. Watch their testimonies and below are a few of their stories. Hawa Hawa is originally from Africa and she…
David Atkins, former director of House of Refuge Sunnyslope

When You Look Back, Don’t Forget to Look Ahead

In digging through archives in preparation for the 30th Anniversary Gala, we came across a newsletter from April 2001, written by then director of House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS), David Atkins. It provides us with a revealing look back at what HRS was like then and it helps us look at where we are now…
Roberto's Story: Saved by Grace from Addiction

Roberto’s Story: Transformed by Grace from Addiction

Roberto came to House of Refuge Sunnyslope in 2005. He was struggling with an addiction to methamphetamines. He knew he needed help. He tried other programs, but they weren’t Christian or they didn’t allow him to work. He needed to work to cover child support. “I knew I needed to change and I felt a…

What a Little Structure in a Life Can Accomplish

Coming from a “hurricane” of a life, Denna almost wanted to give up, but she stuck through it for her daughter. Denna came from an unstructured life to becoming able to pay her bills, getting her own apartment and learning how to have relationships with other women and mothers. She wanted to give up when…
What challenges are you facing in your life right now?

‘What Challenges are you Facing in your Life Right Now?’

We asked our residents… “What challenges are you facing in your life right now?” Craig: “Getting my teeth fixed — and the Lord provided the funds to get my new smile!” Ashley: “Healing, growing, and properly guiding my son to do the same through God’s will.” Heidi: “Time and making sure I’m doing what God wants…
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