Residential Program

Women's Refuge interior, couches, and beds

Our residential program is offered to women 18 and older who desire to live and walk in freedom and victory. We believe that this true freedom and victory is only available to a life surrendered and committed to a personal walk–a life journey–with God. This walk is established at the Refuge by a daily regimen of personal and group study, work, and counseling.

Residents are expected to spend at least four hours of their day engaged in a constructive pattern of activity which may include volunteering at the Women’s Refuge, working at a job, or going to school. Our Resale Shop is often an available source for volunteer hours.

The Refuge is a two-week to two-year program where sanctuary is provided in a home-like environment. Trained Christian counselors use biblical solutions to help women develop long-term goals and heal from spiritual and emotional wounds. Any woman who is serious about wanting to change her ineffective life patterns is welcomed into this program so she can become a contributing member of her family, church, and society. When women seek further accountability and training, we have a Transition House where they may stay while they work in the community.

One-on-one biblical counseling, study materials, housing and meals are included in the cost of the program.

Click here to apply online and send using our interactive form,

Or if you prefer, click here to download it and then email, fax, or mail it to us as described on the form.

Staff will review the application and contact the applicant via phone to make an appointment for the interview. After the interview, the staff will make a decision whether the applicant is appropriate for the program at this time. The Women's Refuge reserves the right to deny any applicant entrance to the program. $750 towards the first month is payable upon admission to the three-month program. $375 is payable upon admission to the two-week program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are we an addictions program?

No. There are deeper issues involved besides the particular addiction. We work with the person's spiritual and emotional health after the addictions are dealt with.

How long must I be clean from addiction to enter this program?

At least 6-9 months, with confirmation and contact numbers.

What addiction program do we recommend in Florida?

For women:
The Refuge Ranch
772-597-0995

For men:
Dunklin Memorial
772-597-2841

These two programs, located in Okeechobee, FL, are affiliated.

Do we help women with children?

We help women who have children, but children are not allowed to go through the program with them.

Do we work with women outside the state of Florida?

Yes, we work with women from all over the world.

What is the most efficient process of getting into the program, after completely reading and understanding the qualifications provided on this website?

Fill out an application. You can download an application from this website or call the office and we can mail you one. Our phone number is: 772-770-4424. After the WR Staff evaluates your application, you'll receive a phone call with questions concerning your qualification, and or an interview, and or that you do not qualify.

If I do not speak English, can I still qualify?

You must speak some English in order to qualify.

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