In the News: House of Refuge helps the community that helped it

House of Refuge helps the community that helped it

Throughout its 24 years of operation, the House of Refuge has helped more than 2,500 families across the Valley rebound to self-sufficiency through transitional housing and supportive services.

It began in southeast Mesa in 1996 after the U.S Department of Health and Human Services gave it 88 homes that had been part of the former Williams Air Force Base.

Founder Elmer Miller had a vision of helping homeless families with transitional housing and support services to their self-sufficiency. He also started job training, wellness education, financial literacy and other services to teach them life skills.

Five months before doors were set to open, Miller passed away. READ MORE


All funds are provided through federal grants, foundations, churches, service organizations and individuals. To keep our program vibrant and operating, financial and volunteer assistance is always appreciated.