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Nichole: She let go of who she was to identify with Christ

A little over a year ago, House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) brought on  Nichole Willard to be the Women’s Program Manager.  She oversees House of Hope for single moms and House of Promise for single women. With the expansion of House of Hope she will oversee up to 24 women and up to 20 children. “When…

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…
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,…
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.…
Debbie's Story from Being Lost to Finding Promise

Debbie’s Story from Being Lost to Finding Promise

On July 20, 2017, we had the pleasure to celebrate the first graduation from the House of Promise program for single women. House of Promise Living Room House of Promise came into existence because of the large number of incoming calls from single women with no kids, no drug or alcohol abuse and there was…
What do You See God doing in Your Life at this Time?

What do You See God doing in Your Life at this Time?

Every so often we ask our residents a question and include their responses in our newsletter. Today’s question is…. What do You See God doing in Your Life at this Time? Harold Harold: “Keeping me clean and sober over 3 years. Same job since I’ve been out of prison — about 15 months. Went from…
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…
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…
From Homeless to Graduate

From Homeless to Grads Thanks to our Scholarship Program

The House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) scholarship program is available for residents in good standing to attend college, trade schools, or earn certificates that help them to become job-ready. Many of our residents come from a situation that has left them homeless. Recently, two women successfully used their scholarships to move into new careers. Allison’s…
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