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.


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Our Prayer Intentions

January: For renewed hope

“In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” -1 Peter 1:3b




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

  • Coats, Hats, Gloves, and Scarves for men, women, and children (new and gently used, any style, all sizes)
  • 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
  • Meal Ministry

  • Canned: Fruits & Vegetables
  • Lemonade Mix
  • Coffee
  • Kool-Aid
  • Cream and Sugar
  • Silverware (Forks & Knives)
    Be sure to visit our "Ways To Give" page to discover other ways you can help support Refuge of Hope.

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