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.


Jesus says, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” – Matthew 25:35-36

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

  • Beds & Mattresses: T, F, Q
  • Men's Shoes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Towels and Wash Cloths
  • SARTA 1-Day Bus Passes
  • Meal Ministry

  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Coffee
  • Cereal

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All I Could Do Was Hug Him and Cry

Hello Dawn, My husband and I volunteered for a supper a few weeks back. I was so impressed with your staff and the way they and the volunteers treated the people that were there for a meal. It was a very humbling experience for myself and my husband. It brought into perspective that we ar... Read More