Lifting up those in need, together.

Because of you…

Refuge of Hope is able to provide hot meals to hungry and hurting men, women and children in a family style setting seven (7) times every week.

Because of you…

Homeless men receive hot showers, meals, clothing and access to counseling in a safe and clean dormitory-style shelter.

Poverty, hunger and homelessness are major concerns in Stark County. With your help Refuge of Hope can continue to provide the vital services needed for those who live in dire circumstances. Please consider making a donation or becoming a volunteer today.

In 2016, You have provided:


Served Meals


Sheltered Nights

Urgently Needed Items

Please contact Scott Schnyders or Dawn Bowman for additional items needed for the men’s shelter or hot meal site.

  • Shelter Needs

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Razors (Dual Blade)
  • SARTA 1-Day Bus Passes
  • Boxers & Boxer Briefs (M, L, XL)
  • Shower Shoes
  • Meal Ministry

  • Canned Green Beans & Corn
  • Canned Fruit
  • Coffee
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins

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I’ve always said there are two types of homeless people, those transitionally homeless and those who are homeless as a lifestyle. The men who stay in our homeless shelter are the transitionally homeless, for a reason for a season. Occasionally, during frigid winter months a few homeless as a ... Read More