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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…
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,…
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…
Roberto's Story: Saved by Grace from Addiction

Roberto’s Story: Transformed by Grace from Addiction

Roberto came to House of Refuge Sunnyslope in 2005. He was struggling with an addiction to methamphetamines. He knew he needed help. He tried other programs, but they weren’t Christian or they didn’t allow him to work. He needed to work to cover child support. “I knew I needed to change and I felt a…

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…