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New Volunteer Opportunities – No Matter How Busy You Are!

Have you ever wondered how many volunteers a nonprofit organization should have before it hires a volunteer coordinator? Volunteers are the lifeblood of a nonprofit organization and House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) is no different. In any given month, HRS can have 275 volunteers on campus, serving over 1200 hours. They mentor, help in the…
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Childcare Volunteers are a Tremendous Asset for House of Hope Moms

Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings are especially busy at House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS). Every Tuesday, House of Hope moms and House of Promise women gather with Christian teachers for life-skills classes. The classes can range from Celebrate Recovery to how to manage household finances and plan for the future. On Thursdays, it’s Bible Study time.…
Matt and Daphne Lubera of Universal Optic Service

Donating as a Company Feels Good when the Owners are Passionate

Matt and Daphne Lubera have a history of volunteering as mentors at House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS). Mentors are a crucial part of the ministry – after a man or woman has settled into the program they are assigned a volunteer mentor. “Mentoring at HRS is simply coming alongside someone, showing up consistently, and pointing…

A Volunteer’s Story: Where God Wanted Her to Be

Moira Winter started volunteering at House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) approximately 18-20 years ago. She came to cook one night to cover as a favor for an acquaintance and stayed. Little did she know how God would use her in the next 20 years and beyond. Dinner with the guys She connected with the men.…
The Heart of the Pastor becomes the Heart of the Church

The Heart of the Pastor becomes the Heart of the Church

Pastor Rick Holman of Scottsdale Bible Cactus Church was praying about the vision and mission for his church. Then someone knocked on the door….. “Whatever captures the heart of the pastor captures the heart of the congregation.” And ever since then, Scottsdale Bible Cactus Church has been very active in many ways at House of…
A Powerful Testimony of Volunteering and Giving it to God

A Powerful Testimony of Volunteering and Giving it to God

Volunteering at House of Refuge Sunnyslope blesses not only the ministry and residents and it’s a way to serve God, but it also blesses the volunteers. Here is Kelly’s powerful testimony on how volunteering at (HRS) brought her closer to God. It may not make sense to most people. How can volunteering at a Christian…
When You Hear God's Call You Focus on His Will

When You Hear God’s Call You Focus on His Will

One of our evening childcare volunteers, Allison, has been with us for about a year. Hearing a call from God, she’s leaving us to follow His will. Sadly, we say goodbye to one of our dear volunteers who is moving to Kenya for 6 months. Allison, we will miss you!! Thank you for all you’ve…
It's Easy to Lose Hope When You're Part of the Working Poor

It’s Easy to Lose Hope When You’re Part of the Working Poor

Living paycheck to paycheck. That’s the plight of the working poor. If for whatever reason you lose that paycheck, you’re out on the streets. That’s what happened to Mike until he came to House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS). He went from being jobless to losing hope to becoming ordained. Mike Davis (fondly known as “Big Mike”)…
What is a Mentor? A Mentor's Powerful Testimony of Hope and Promise

What is a Mentor? A Mentor’s Powerful Testimony of Hope and Promise

Pat DeMott has served at House of Refuge Sunnyslope in various volunteer roles since the summer of 2011 and in 2013, she stepped into a mentor role at House of Hope.  God has been at work in the last few years.  Pat and three other women, who make up a Family Support Team, have come…
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