Meet Our New Executive Director – Deanna Lynn

Refuge for Women Kentucky is excited to announce that Deanna Lynn Spangler is their new Executive Director! She was the first Refuge for Women graduate to complete the one year program. This was back when there was one sweet house with 8 beds for exploited and trafficked women on a farm in KY. Since graduating […]

Announcing our new President at Refuge for Women!

Refuge for Women is pleased to announce that we have hired a new President, Abby Germer! Abby Germer has a long and impactful history with Refuge for Women – from launch team volunteer to Chairman of the Board of Directors to Program Director to Executive Director – and now to serve as our President.  She […]

Hope Is Alive!

July 11, 2022 was a date that Refuge for Women Texas Gulf Coast shall always remember. Why? A visionary’s dream of a “City of Refuge”, a safe place for women who have been trafficked and sexually exploited, became a reality. RFW TXGC 2.0 rebooted and lovingly opened its doors “For the ONES” who were cast […]

A New Song


What talents, time, treasure, and experience can you share with someone that might give them a new song to sing? Can you invest your treasure in a safe home that allows someone to get their foot on solid ground? Can you mentor someone in homemaking skills or parenting and relational skills for the long term? […]

Power of One


If a man has a hundred sheep and ONE of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to SEARCH FOR THE ONE that is lost? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over […]

Not Just Earrings

*Written by a committed volunteer and church partner of Refuge for Women North Texas. As she selected the pair of golden yellow earrings, I saw the flash of the silver letters handwritten on the back of the package.  “G.S.”, I said.  “These are the initials of a woman who found freedom from a dark place, […]

Trivia Night

Thank you to our Trivia Night attendees for raising nearly $4,000 to support Refuge for Women! We had a blast with Elephino Trivia leading trivia and games and enjoyed everyone’s competitive spirit. Congratulations to our winners!

From the Heart

I am One, for the One. 7th Annual Celebration Gala

We will be hosting our 7th Annual Celebration Gala, I am ONE, For the ONE, on April 13th, 2023!  These dinners are a favorite “moment” for us at Refuge for Women North Texas, as we take time to celebrate all that God HAS DONE while keeping our eyes and hearts focused on all that IS […]

2023 The Truth About Trafficking Panel Discussion

In honor of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Refuge for Women Chicago hosted “The Truth About Trafficking” event on January 18, 2023 at Willow Creek Huntley. Local community leaders united for a critical panel discussion on the issues surrounding trafficking and exploitation. More than 100 people came out to learn more. Watch the full event Thank You to […]

Steadfast in Our Purpose

From the heart of Executive Director, Abby Germer Happy New Year! I love celebrating new beginnings and that is something we get to do often at Refuge for Women. As we get new residents throughout the year, we get to celebrate new beginnings with a fresh start filled with hope, healing, and a new perspective […]