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“Home is where we start from, but home is also where we are bound for, the place we always seek” ~ David Steindl-Rast I’m heading home today…after a 14 hour direct flight from Cebu to Los Angeles, I will be with my husband and kiddos. I’m very eager to be with them as our family lost a favorite aunt in Virginia this past week, […]

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You can help us “Fill it up!”

  Dear Lovely Supporters of My Refuge House, Nicole turned 12-years-old right before she moved into My Refuge House (MRH) last November. She has not talked much about the cybersex trafficking she survived when her eldest sister pimped her, and this is the first time she has been separated from her family. While she was […]

Meet one of the characters in our story…

If you are reading this, you are a character in the story of My Refuge House. Whether it’s your first or your 395th time clicking on our website, you are part of our story. A spark of curiosity caused you to click a link in order to read more. This is the spark that unites us. The tiniest spark of […]


An Evening Celebrating My Refuge House

We hope you’ll join us on March 22nd for PAINTING A NEW FUTURE, our Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction. It promises to be an inspiring evening, featuring art from We Step Into The Light and the inspiring stories of our girls. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:00 pm The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity 3321 Hyland Avenue Costa […]


HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at My Refuge House!

Thank you for supporting our girls. You helped us accomplish a lot in 2015. Here’s a little glimpse by the numbers: 19 girls called MRH “Home” 6 high school graduates 6 girls started college 1 Girl Scout Troup started 2 buildings constructed 1 International conference presentation   You can help make 2016 more memorable as […]


Spark JOY!

“God dropped a spark down into everyone, and if we find and fan it to a blaze, it’ll spring up and glow, like the sun, and light the wandering out of stony ways.” ~ John Masefield SPARK JOY! Since my first trip to meet the girls and staff of My Refuge House in Cebu, this […]