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Ed’s childhood held a sense of normalcy. He was an intelligent young man who breezed through school and decided to go to massage therapy school as his vocation. He married, had a son and felt life was healthy. The rush of life began to bring pressure and temptation from the world and drugs started to…
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,…
4 More Lives Changed by God for the Better

4 More Lives Changed by God

Four more men successfully completed the House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) transitional housing program and on January 21, 2018, we celebrated how God transformed their lives. Johnny: Abel Sambrano, our men’s program manager spoke about Johnny. He admired his humility, willingness to work, and volunteering to help around campus. Previously, Johnny’s life revolved around drugs…
Life Transformed: Becoming What God Intends You to Be

Life Transformed: Becoming What God Intends You to Be

The Vision of House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) is: Through the power and love of Jesus Christ, we encourage, equip, and help transform individuals into the men and women that God intended them to be. Wandena “Dena” Walker’s “life transformed” story epitomizes our vision. Dena found us on the Internet back on September of 2015.…
Movin' on Up - A Hopeful and Happy Man

Movin’ on Up – A Hopeful and Happy Man

Stephen King (yes, that’s his real name) didn’t plan to be homeless when his marriage fell apart. He was living in the East Valley, working at a good job, but he opted to give the house to his wife and 4 kids and ended up on the streets. He slept in his car for a…