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 […]

Pittsburgh Refuge for Women to Launch Emergency Home

Recent headlines in Pittsburgh have highlighted the crucial need for emergency housing and the intensive trauma care needed by sex trafficking survivors. When an intensive investigation ended a sex trafficking scheme, the Western District of PA U.S. Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Taskforce reached out to Theresa Golden, executive director of the soon-to-be-launched Refuge for Women […]

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 […]

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 […]