“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, […]

  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 […]

    In J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, the wizard Gandalf explains why he has chosen a little hobbit named Bilbo to accompany the dwarfs to fight their enemy. He says, “Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it […]

  We are an Easter people, and Alleluia is our song. ~ St. Augustine of Hippo These words can seem so simple, but a second glance begs us to dig a little deeper into the paradox that Easter can represent. Before I met the girls of My Refuge House, I worked with a mom in […]

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 […]

  The other day I was working at a local coffee shop and I did what I normally would do; I opened up my laptop, put in my earbuds and started to work. Before long I felt a tap on my shoulder. It felt as if an alarm went off waking me from my thoughts. […]

This is the story of how I recently learned a lesson in bravery, fundraising, and storytelling from my six year old. For those of you who may not know, when asked what I “do”, my first answer is usually, “I’m a family therapist.” When I became the CEO of My Refuge House last April, I […]

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 […]

This past weekend I attended the If Gathering, an organization that was created to gather, equip and unleash women to live out their calling.  It was here that God reminded me of what is most essential to the work of My Refuge House; Prayer. It was also here that God brought Nehemiah to my mind. When […]