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 […]

God’s Sufficient Grace

Have you ever felt the sting of, “I really messed up!” followed by the blessing of experiencing God’s immense love and grace towards you? Every one of us is a recipient of God’s sufficient grace – even when we don’t recognize it. And one of the most amazing privileges of being a part of Refuge […]

North Texas Staff Joins Anti-Trafficking Roundtable Discussion

Texas State Representative, Tan Parker, hosted an anti-trafficking summit and roundtable discussion at University of Texas at Dallas. Rep. Parker, along with local North Texas law enforcement, other government agencies, and many anti-trafficking organizations that included Refuge for Women North Texas gathered to strategize in order to execute ways to eradicate human trafficking and child […]

Refuge for Women Partners with Rescue America

When the Lord called Allison Madrigal out of her corporate job, she knew He was also calling her to the anti-trafficking movement. She started observing a number of organizations that were involved in outreach and awareness with others offering long-term housing, however, no one was involved in the middle step: the rescue. “There was no […]

Moving Up!

This month, we have some of the best news we can get for one of our residents. Miss C just got a job! When our residents arrive at Refuge for Women, they know they have a long journey ahead of them. Unpacking the burdens and wounds of the past while maintaining hope for the future […]

Men’s Movement Partners with Refuge for Women

One church’s passion to awaken a movement of greatness in the hearts of men is bringing both awareness and funding to Refuge for Women. Five years ago, the staff at Gateway Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, birthed the outside-of-the-box ministry “Every Man A Leader,” with a vision to be more than a routine church program. “It’s […]

Beyond Expectations

When the SoCal ladies rallied together to put in a request for a day trip to Hollywood, we were impressed by their initiative and teamwork. We were excited with them to have a day of adventure and fun. What we didn’t realize though was how God would show up for us there and how the […]

Rocco’s Story, Part Two: Putting Together the Pieces

Back within his calling with personal experiences cultivating a deep fire for the cause, Rocco Magnelli was rescuing women and children from trafficking situations on a daily basis. As a victim advocate, he committed to staying in the victim’s life and doing whatever he could to help them heal from their trauma and find a […]

M’s Story: Big Dreams Inspired by a Big God

From a young age, “M” has known the heartache of separation from those she loved. Her story begins in the Philippines where she lived with her mother and siblings. At the age of eight, she and two younger siblings were placed in an orphanage in Manilla. And that’s where she found Jesus and began her […]