Kentucky

Welcome to Refuge for Women Kentucky!

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Make a Difference!

Recently, while volunteers were dropping off gift baskets, a resident asked if she could say something. After receiving  encouragement to share, she broke out in song and SANG “His eye is on the sparrow”. In awe of her and her beautiful  trembling voice, the volunteers and staff stood in awe as she began to cry trying to sing “I sing because I’m happy”! With  the resident in joyful tears, a Refuge for Women staff member multiplied the moment by picking up where the resident  had left off and singing the song. We stood in awe of the transformed life before us! NONE of this would be possible  without your support! 

Do not miss the impact of your generosity in 2022 or the impact that newer donors and volunteers will have in the lives  of women for years to come! There is movement in the Bluegrass as the Lord is continuing to expand our reach, to reach  MORE women, throughout Kentucky! 

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 elizabeth.fields@refugeforwomen.org for more info.

2022 Lexington Gala

November 3, 2022 6:30PM  |  The Campbell House – Lexington, KY  |  Join us for an uplifting, energetic evening with dinner, live music and guest …

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2022 Louisville Gala

November 4, 2022 6:30PM  |  City Place – Lagrange, KY  |  Join us for an uplifting, energetic evening with dinner, live music and guest speaker …

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In The News

Refuge for Women Kentucky Awarded Gold Certification

Refuge for Women is the first program in the nation to be awarded a Gold level of certification from the national Safe House Certification, provided by Safe House Project. Refuge for Women is a Kentucky based residential program providing therapeutic and restorative services to survivors of trafficking through the program’s three phase continuum of care.

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Refuge for Women Kentucky Receives Grant From The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Refuge for Women Kentucky is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $6774.54 to purchase supplies for Survivor Made, including a computer, leather, candle jars and soy wax, all of which are essential in expanding the program.

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Spotlight

Survivor Made

As the social enterprise formed by Refuge for Women, Survivor Made creates jobs, builds confidence, and deepens community engagement for women who may have barriers …

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Melissa Wallace

Melissa Wallace became involved with Refuge for Women Kentucky through the women’s ministry at her church in Louisville, KY. As she got more involved, she …

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Sharon Madison

Sharon Madison first connected to Refuge for Women Kentucky through a friend of her husband, who knew they were connected with a similar program in …

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Residents

Human trafficking is a $10 billion business in the United States. Twelve states have only one facility that focuses on aftercare for exploited women. Sixteen …

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Indian Hills Christian Church

When Indian Hills Christian Church first met residents from Refuge for Women Kentucky, they immediately knew they had found something special. As Mike Crowe, Executive …

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Give monthly. Give once. Just give. All donations help restore hope.

Shop for artisan candles,  and leather goods crafted by our survivors.

Offer your time and talents for the benefit of our mission.

Leadership

Michelle Frank

Executive Director

Katie Simpson

Development Director

Brooke Abbott

Emergency House Program Director

Kendra Garey

Long Term Program Director

Peyton Goodwin

Long Term Assistant Program Director

Ashley Bernard

KY Survivor Made Manager

Nicole Joy

Director of Compliance and Clinical Services (Emergency House)

Melissa Wallace

Development Director

Kim Brooking

Transitional Living Program Director

Board of Directors

  • Emily Coleman, Pharmacist – Chairman
  • Joda Norris, Accounts Payable Finance, Southland Christian Church – Treasurer

  • Shawn Keenan, Lead Clinician

  • Stephen Dexter, Attorney

  • Bruce Brooking- Meat Consultant
  • Greg Turcotte- Co-Founder, CCO Alpha Financial Partners

  • Brook Dockery, Nurse, RN, BSN, Lake Cumberland, Hospital

  • Chrissy Bramer, AP Chemistry Teacher and Admissions Assistant, Highlands Latin School – Secretary

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Survivor Made creates jobs and  builds the confidence of our survivors. Our artisan, hand-crafted products are stylish, high-quality and change lives one sale at a time.