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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…
Hawa's Baptism

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…
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…
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…
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