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Girls: Part II

Here is the fourth in the mini-series sharing Rachel's blog.... For the second part of this blog series I would like to introduce you to the lovely girls who are in my college prep class. The pictures alone should tell you how hilarious and…
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Fashioned for Freedom-- Why a Runway Show?

Kim Jones, our Director of Engagement, and her incredible committee are putting together the event of the year for My Refuge House! Fashioned for Freedom will showcase creativity and talent in a way we've never done before! But, why a Runway…
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Education is Essential

This short piece about the initiatives of our education programs at My Refuge House was written by Dr. Ivonn Ellis Wiggan. Dr. Ivonn joined the team at My Refuge House in May  of this year and has been boosting the spirits of the girls and…
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Labors of Love

In May, we had our annual Southern California Benefit Dinner-- but this year there was an added bonus. Through a collaboration with our friends at We Step Into the Light, we were able to display 12 original pieces of art work, created as gifts…
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The Girl Who Doesn't Run is Running for Her Life.

I DON'T RUN. Unless there's a clown chasing me. With a knife. But even then, it's questionable. I'm the girl that reposts humorous e-cards on Pinterest that say things like, "I just ran my first marathon this morning! Just kidding, I'm on my…
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My Refuge House's Year In Review 2013

2013 has been an incredible year for us at My Refuge House. We started off January with the Slavery No More Freedom Walk and along with many other people and organizations advocating for an end to slavery! In February, we redefined love with…
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Dreams Worth Surviving

On August 28th, 2013, the world celebrated the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's famous "I Have A Dream" Speech during the 1963 march on Washington for racial equality. For the past 50 years millions of people have dared dream…
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Why She Serves-- By Nannette Ricaforte

Today's post comes from our dear friend and catalyst, Nannette Ricaforte. Nannette has been an integral part of My Refuge House from the time it was a dream, until now, and continues to offer her time and resources (she's an incredible photographer!)…
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The Nature of Things: A Year at MRH and the Worthwhile Struggles of Prickly Creatures

Right about now, I'm celebrating a year at MRH. I officially started in April 2012, but after some medical drama and a lengthy recovery, I considered August my practical start in the work. So, it is about time for an update! This past year…
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When Our Hearts Align with God's

By: Carrie Ngangnang My Refuge House Board Member At 6,000 feet high, seated in a single engine Cessna next to my husband at the controls, my mind ran a marathon of thoughts about what it means to be concerned with what concerns the ones…