Redeeming Joy

The mission of Refuge for Women is to help daughters of God heal and recover from events in their past. But did you know that part of that is giving them opportunities and experiences they didn’t have? At Refuge, part of the healing process, along with recovery from traumas and substance abuse, is having celebrations […]

Indian Hills Christian Church

When Indian Hills Christian Church first met residents from Refuge for Women Kentucky, they immediately knew they had found something special. As Mike Crowe, Executive Minister of Indian Hills, puts it, “We saw the incredible work being done through this ministry and knew we wanted to get more involved.”   Since that time, Indian Hills […]


Human trafficking is a $10 billion business in the United States. Twelve states have only one facility that focuses on aftercare for exploited women. Sixteen states have none. Without these safe houses, 80% of victims will end up back on the streets. These are terrifying statistics that Refuge for Women is working to improve, with […]

Sharon Madison

Sharon Madison first connected to Refuge for Women Kentucky through a friend of her husband, who knew they were connected with a similar program in the Dominican Republic. From there, Sharon continued to become more plugged into through volunteer work, bringing a wealth of skills with her to bless residents.  One of these skills is […]

Melissa Wallace

Melissa Wallace became involved with Refuge for Women Kentucky through the women’s ministry at her church in Louisville, KY. As she got more involved, she found that she loved “serving women, helping to meet needs, love them, and make them feel heard and seen”. She soon found her way to an anti-trafficking advocate team, which […]

Survivor Made

As the social enterprise formed by Refuge for Women, Survivor Made creates jobs, builds confidence, and deepens community engagement for women who may have barriers to employment. Gaining employment skills and earning income are key elements for becoming financially stable and self-sufficient when transitioning from a long-term residential program to successful independent living. Jennifer Wiggins, […]

Texas Gulf Coast Home Welcomes New Residents

These days the air ripples with excitement at the Refuge for Women’s Texas Gulf Coast residential program house as a full staff and an army of volunteers prepare to welcome new residents on July 11. Former board member Miranda Corn, now serving as Executive Director of the Gulf Coast home, applauds the extensive preparations by […]

Do good guys still exist today?

Years ago a resident made the comment that she didn’t believe there were still good men in society.  This comment reflected years upon years of hurt and pain that she experienced with men that abandoned her and took advantage of her. Far too often she is not isolated in this belief. Women arrive at Refuge […]

Education Scholarship Program

To assist women survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in their lifelong journey to healing, Refuge for Women has launched the Education Scholarship Program for residents and graduates of the Refuge program. While the Refuge has provided housing and holistic services for over 10 years, a key piece missing in the effort to equip women […]

Sex Trafficking Q&A

WHEN Wednesday July 27th, 2022 6:00pm – 8:00pm WHERE YWCA Westmoreland County 424 North Main Street Greensburg, PA 15601 FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! This panel of experts will be available to define trafficking, the impact on our community and your children. Hear about how social media plays a part in this industry and how to best […]