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 eight (8) 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.


Please Join Us in Prayer

Our Prayer Intentions

Heavenly Father, your Son lived without a place to rest his head. The inn was full and he was born in a lowly manger. Today, many of your children live without even a barn over their heads. We ask for your provision and warm presence for them. We pray for their relief from raw faces, and pinched fingers and toes. We give thanks for our own gift of heat and shelter and those who make it possible through Refuge of Hope. Keep us mindful of the chilly suffering of your homeless children. Save us from frozen hearts and make us a people ready and able to share our warmth. We pray these things in the name of your Son, who invited all people out of the cold and into the warmth of everlasting fellowship. Amen.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. -John 16:33




It is because of you that we have been able to provide:



hot, nutritious meals


safe, bedded nights



hot, nutritious meals


safe, bedded nights



hot, nutritious meals


safe, bedded nights

We thank God for you!

Urgently Needed Items

Please contact Scott Schnyders or U-Londa Hicks for additional items needed for the men’s shelter or hot meal site.

  • Shelter Needs

  • Men's Underwear (NEW any style, all sizes)
  • Socks...lots of socks
  • Pots & Pans (for men moving out)
  • Laundry detergent
  • T-Shirts Sz: L, XL, 2 XL, 3XL, 4XL
  • Men Shoes
  • Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
  • Be sure to visit our "Ways To Give" page to discover other ways you can help support Refuge of Hope
  • Meal Ministry

  • Canned: Fruits & Vegetables
  • Lemonade Mix
  • Coffee
  • Kool-Aid
  • Cream and Sugar
  • Silverware (Forks & Knives)

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