The Refuge

This is information from The Refuge Website.  If you'd like to visit the website, please click here.  

"The Refuge is a transitional housing program. It is designed to assist homeless individuals and families that reside in Lapeer County and who are ready, willing and able to transition out of homelessness. The program's overall objective is for residents to become self-sufficient, and maintain secure  income and safe housing. This is accomplished through onsite resources as well as through collaboration with other agencies. 
Eligible residents may stay up to 6 months.

The Refuge is a non-profit faith based ministry operated by a board of directors and run by volunteers from area churches and individuals throughout Lapeer County."


"Our program has a two part mission: (1) to provide the Good News of Jesus Christ which we believe is the single most important thing needed to make any personal change that matters,  (2) provide emergency and transitional housing  to homeless individuals and families while providing services to help them regain independence."


"The Refuge will provide housing, food, clothing, educational and/or vocational training, basic life skills, and spiritual guidance. We want to be a stepping stone to help those experiencing homelessness regain independence.  The Refuge will accomplish this in partnership with volunteers from the community and through the coordination of services available from churches, agencies, and others programs."

Romans 13:8
Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.


Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble.

How Can You Help?

Click below to sign up to help with The Refuge:


 Transportation Volunteers

Breakfast Volunteers

Shift Volunteers

Meal Volunteers

For more information visit The Refuge Homepage or contact host site coordinator

Mark Amell @ 248-330-2988 or