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“AN OPEN HEART & TOTAL DEPENDENCE ON GOD”

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…

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…
Mailing volunteers

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…
One of our House of Hope kids

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.…
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…
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…
Julie Supplee, Executive Director, Gala

From the Director: Reflections on the Gala and the Graduates

“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past.  Behold, I will do something New!”  Isaiah 43:18-19 What a night! On April 21st, 2018 we celebrated 30 years of Making All Things New at our Fundraising Gala. We were amazed at the overwhelming financial support from business sponsors, table sponsors,…

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.…
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