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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! 

YOU can be a part of providing for:

  • The ONE that is traumatized.
  • The ONE that is oppressed.
  • The ONE that is in desperate need of safety.
  • The ONE that Jesus wants to meet!
Help us get the word out about the ONE Campaign by sharing and using #TheRefugeOne and #RefugeForWomen.

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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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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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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Kim Brooking

Transitional Living Program Director

Melissa Wallace

Development Director

Anna Lauren Jacobs

Community Engagement Coordinator

Board of Directors

  • Kendra Garey – Board Chair

  • Bruce Brooking – Vice-Board Chair

  • John Dundon – Treasurer

  • Sonia Cattoi – Secretary
  • Greg Turcotte
  • Nicole Keenan
  • Mike Harrod
  • Deanna Lynn Spangler

National Board Liaisons

  • Marty Lamb

  • Duncan Gardiner

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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.