Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 7 with Refuge of Hope

Posted on July 17, 2020

In episode 7 of Straight from Stark, we’re at Refuge of Hope Ministries to talk with Jo Ann Carpenter, director of development, as she gives us a look into the nonprofit’s mission to supply meals for hungry families, provide emergency shelter for homeless men and assist those men with transition to independence— even during a pandemic.

Since early March, Refuge of Hope has provided 11 hot carry-out meals each week for families in need and has moved 77 previously homeless men from its shelter into their own apartments where they are able to live independently.

In this video, you'll learn about:

  • ways its ministries have expanded
  • modified processes and new safety precautions for staff and volunteers
  • how it provides hope for community members who wouldn’t otherwise have access to hot meals or safe places to live

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