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,…
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.…
David Atkins, former director of House of Refuge Sunnyslope

When You Look Back, Don’t Forget to Look Ahead

In digging through archives in preparation for the 30th Anniversary Gala, we came across a newsletter from April 2001, written by then director of House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS), David Atkins. It provides us with a revealing look back at what HRS was like then and it helps us look at where we are now…

What a Little Structure in a Life Can Accomplish

Coming from a “hurricane” of a life, Denna almost wanted to give up, but she stuck through it for her daughter. Denna came from an unstructured life to becoming able to pay her bills, getting her own apartment and learning how to have relationships with other women and mothers. She wanted to give up when…
What's Happening to Me! It's the Holy Spirit

What’s Happening to Me! It’s the Holy Spirit!

One of the best events we have at House of Refuge Sunnyslope is when we baptize residents. Here’s a story from the Spring 2008 Newsletter by former Executive Director, Paul Williams. This is difficult to put into words: On Sunday morning of the Baptism, one of the men informed our General Manager, Roby, that he…
What challenges are you facing in your life right now?

‘What Challenges are you Facing in your Life Right Now?’

We asked our residents… “What challenges are you facing in your life right now?” Craig: “Getting my teeth fixed — and the Lord provided the funds to get my new smile!” Ashley: “Healing, growing, and properly guiding my son to do the same through God’s will.” Heidi: “Time and making sure I’m doing what God wants…
"Well done, my Good and Faithful Servant"

‘Well Done, My Good And Faithful Servant’

It’s ironic that I’m writing this memorial blog post on the day another of God’s faithful servants went home — the Rev. Billy Graham. In the House of Refuge Newsletter dated March, 1996, then newsletter editor, Susan Moellinger wrote about the death of House of Refuge founder, Elmer Miller. In it she highlighted what heaven…
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