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: 61-1923738


Every day, women are sexually exploited and trafficked.  Every day, individuals, like you, join us as Hope Builders, our group of allies who give HOPE to survivors by investing in the safe housing and evidenced-based, trauma-informed services that Refuge for Women provides. Your recurring monthly support – at any amount – supports Refuge for Women as we help survivors to create a new life and begin a hope-filled future.

Become a Hope Builder Today! Your donation provides unrestricted revenue for Refuge for Women to accomplish our mission of empowering sexually exploited women to live a life of freedom through faith-based, residential healing programs.

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 Pittsburgh

Connect with our team to learn more or get involved.
81 S. 13th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203

House Needs

Thank you for helping us to take care of our emergency home and residents!  Please note that we are not currently accepting clothing or furniture donations.

We are so grateful for your generous heart! You can order directly from our Amazon registries below or you may drop off your donation at our office, 81 S. 13th Street, PIttsburgh PA 15203.

Everyday Essentials List
Our Everyday Essential List has items that the we need on an ongoing basis.  View our Everyday Essentials List on

Wish List
Our Wish List contains items that are bigger, one time purchases. View our Wish List on

Fundraiser Wish List
Our Events List contains items that we need for fundraising events or to create basket raffles that will raise money for operating expenses. View our Fundraiser wish List on

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.,

YOU MAY ALSO SEND YOUR DONATION TO: Refuge for Women, 81 S. 13th Street, PIttsburgh PA 15203

View our 2022 990 Form here.

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

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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