Refuge for Women is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization financially supported by the generous and committed giving of individuals like you. Thank you for helping us continue to build upon our mission to rescue women from the sex industry.

EIN: 26-4388243 (Lexington) 

EIN: 61-1923738 (Louisville)

Become a monthly hope builder!

Hope Builders are a special group of monthly allies who invest in ongoing support for sexually exploited women. Recurring monthly support means the work of Refuge for Women continues offering more women the opportunity to create a new life and have a hope-filled future.

Refuge for Women is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, and is committed to financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and the proper use of charity resources.
Become a Hope Builder Today! Refuge for Women has a monthly giving program, Hope Builders, to provide unrestricted revenue for the organization as we accomplish our mission to empower sexually exploited women to live a life of freedom through faith-based, residential healing programs.

This program is about building hope and restoring lives. Join us in supporting HER month by month. Our residents have big dreams and goals, but we need consistent monthly givers to help Refuge for Women meet their monthly needs.

Your Monthly Gift Provides the following:

  • Safe housing and housing expenses
  • Around the clock care by professional staff
  • Counseling Services
  • Medical Treatment
  • Life Skills Training
  • Employment preparation and placement
  • Equipment and supplies such as curriculum
  • House needs and stocks the pantry
  • Clothing for residents
  • Hope for a brighter tomorrow

Contact Refuge for Women Kentucky

Connect with our team to learn more or get involved

(859) 279-2096

House Needs

Often our residents will arrive with only the clothes on their back. Items on this registry will help us provide for her daily needs! Whether you would like to donate a few items or organize a supply drive, we thank you!

Donate gift cards for ministry!

Gift cards give us flexibility for our on-demand and unexpected needs at the houses in Kentucky currently serving women. We appreciate gift cards to Amazon, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, gas stations, craft stores, and chain restaurants. Contact for more info. 

Sponsor a room

Room sponsorship is a special way that individuals, churches, organizations and businesses can become involved with the residents that will live in these rooms. All the activities that the resident will do in these spaces promote healing and restoration of their past traumas and abuses. The residents in these rooms need your focused thoughts and prayers while they process their healing and focus, perhaps for the first time, on their future.

Sponsorship is for a 12 month period with the option to renew.

Donate Stock

Are you interested in donating stock to a specific Refuge for Women location? It’s easy. Just contact your financial advisor, decide on the shares you want to donate and ask him/her to reach out to Giovanna Swisher, CFP® with Robert W Baird and Co.  She will provide the transfer instructions so your advisor can process the stock transfer.

For additional information on donating stocks, please contact:

Giovanna Swisher, MBA, CFP®, CDFA®, Robert W. Baird & Co.,

Donate Cryptocurrency

Crypto donations are one of the most tax-efficient ways to give to Refuge for Women. U.S. tax payer crypto donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. By making a charitable gift, you may also be eligible to significantly reduce what you would otherwise owe in capital gains taxes. Click the button below to link arms with us today!

Make a

Do you want to help Refuge for Women be able to plan better for what we have coming in over the next 3 or more years? Please see our pledge sheet to see how your business could help over the next three years toward the ONE campaign!

YOU MAY ALSO SEND YOUR DONATION TO: Refuge for Women Kentucky, PO BOX 99, Wilmore, KY 40390

View our 2022 990 Form here.

Our Donor Privacy Policy is available here.

*Note: These are not designated gift categories but are examples of how your gifts can be used.

Contact Refuge for Women Kentucky

Connect with our team to learn more or get involved

(859) 279-2096

Let’s Rally Together to Provide Refuge to More Survivors

We have a fundraising tool that helps you share your heart to help sex trafficking survivors. Your social media, emails, or awareness events can quickly rally your community together to provide Refuge and freedom to more women.



  • $250: Provides life skills training for one month
  • $500: Provides a full month of trauma-informed care
  • $1,000: Provides a full week of a resident’s healing journey
  • $4,000: Provides a full month of residential and program support



Promote your personal link via Social Media, Email, In-Person, etc.



You’ll see all your campaign responses.

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