Imagine being pregnant and alone, with no safe place to call home or people to call family
Imagine God's people stepping into the very place where hope is needed most
In late 2019, approximately 60% of the women screened by Summit County Public Health were experiencing some type of housing instability during their pregnancy.
Now, more than ever, women in our community are finding themselves pregnant, alone, with no place to turn. What if we invited them to become family?
Our mission is to serve vulnerable pregnant women and their children in the Greater Akron, Ohio area by providing a safe haven through housing, supportive relationships, and the power and love of Jesus Christ.
Refuge Host Homes serves any pregnant woman in crisis, age 18 and older, who needs safe, supportive housing in order to carry her baby to full term and to be equipped for the challenges of motherhood.
Host Home Experience
Mother is matched with a Host Home and lives with the host family through the remainder of her pregnancy and postpartum period until her baby is about 6 months old, finding safety and refuge in a family and learning new life skills as she transitions into motherhood.
Independent Supportive Housing
Following the Hosting Experience,
Mother and her child will transition into an individual apartment owned by a Restorative Landlord who helps her to grow towards dignified independence. Monthly rent assistance is provided through our Partner Churches.
God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.