1988, Elmer & Mim Miller

Began providing shelter, showers, and food to the homeless in Phoenix

1988  Elmer & Mim Miller, with the prompting of the Holy Spirit and support of the Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, began ministering to the homeless of Phoenix.  The Millers and several other families provided shelter, showers, and food in the gymnasium of their church.  This outreach became the House of Refuge which provided long term housing to men.

2001   The House of Refuge Sunnyslope, Inc. was established as a 501 (3)(c) and continued the tradition of caring for the homeless. The ministry grew into a long term housing program for 35 working men.

2009    God provided the resources to establish the House of Hope, which expanded our services to provide for 9 working single moms and their children.

2014    We again grew to include a property, House of Promise, for 10 working women.

As we approach our 30th year we are grateful for the work of The Millers and the faithful staff that has followed over the years.  Your prayers and support have enabled us to provide safe, healthy homes for up to 70 individuals.