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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…
Thank you Diamondbacks for the Ken Kendricks Award!

God Provides for Our Ministry through the Arizona Dbacks!

God provides for our ministry at House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) in so many ways… We are grateful to the Arizona Diamondbacks for selecting HRS as a recipient of a Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award! This generous award will allow us to replaceour two aging kitchen vans, used 5 days a week to pick up…
"Well done, my Good and Faithful Servant"

‘Well Done, My Good And Faithful Servant’

It’s ironic that I’m writing this memorial blog post on the day another of God’s faithful servants went home — the Rev. Billy Graham. In the House of Refuge Newsletter dated March, 1996, then newsletter editor, Susan Moellinger wrote about the death of House of Refuge founder, Elmer Miller. In it she highlighted what heaven…
Video: What Happens at a Men's Graduation

Video: What Happens at a Men’s Graduation

L-r: Davey Markham, Steve Moeller, Okey Nnorom – the 3 most recent graduates from House of Refuge Sunnyslope On September 17, 2017, we had the pleasure of celebrating the graduation of 3 men: Davey Markham, Steven Moeller, and Okey Nnorom. Here’s Davey’s Testimony:   “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”…
Collete's moving on fund check

House of Refuge Moving On Fund Helps Residents Start New Lives

Imagine a guy with $4000 in college loans. He enters the House of Refuge Sunnyslope program to get his life on the right track, however, once he pays off his debt, he doesn’t have any money saved to “move on” after he graduates from the program. That’s how the Moving On Fund got started. In this…
Transformed from Fear to Hope with a lot of Christian Love

Transformed from Fear to Hope with a lot of Christian Love

Diane came to Arizona fleeing a violent relationship. At House of Refuge Sunnyslope’s (HRS) House of Hope, she found Jesus and a team of ladies who taught her what Christian love means. Fear had been a big part of my life. Through House of Hope I found a safe place to stay. The Family Support…
A Story of Hope and Promise: From Addiction and Incarceration to Freedom

A Story of Hope and Promise: From Addiction and Incarceration to Freedom

Jennifer was a resident of House of Promise for 15 months. Recently, she was asked to speak to the sheriff’s annual volunteer dinner. Here’s her speech: My name is Jennifer. My upbringing was extremely dysfunctional. My parents were both meth addicts. My parents fought all the time and both had anger issues. When my dad…
Lisa and Patrick: Amazing Stories of Recovery and Hope

Lisa and Patrick: Amazing Stories of Recovery and Hope

Family troubles… drug abuse… homelessness… refuge… recovery… hope… The Kukla family is an important part of our ministry…and the ministry is an important part of the family. Lisa has been on staff for two years as the Women’s Director, she has used her life experiences and God’s restoration to serve and lead many women.  Patrick…
Connection Night House of Refuge Sunnyslope

Our First Connection Night was a Huge Success!

Julie Supplee, Executive Director House of Refuge Sunnyslope opened our first Connection Night. Motivated by the prayer nights at her church, First Christian Church of Phoenix (FCC), HRS Executive Director Julie Supplee organized the first “Connection Night” for House of Refuge on May 11, 2017. This new tradition included residents, volunteers and supporters — worshiping and…