noun: a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble.

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


Update (April 26)
Over the past week our $40,000 gap has been met! We are grateful to those who have donated and thankful to God for his provisions and answered prayers. This is all, however, contingent on confirming the large contribution that has been ‘set-aside’ for this project. Again. I’ll keep you posted.
The next step will be to await the zoning decision from the City of Oshawa and then, if that is favourable, raising the funds to convert the facility. Any funds that are donated from here on in will be dedicated towards the renovation/construction costs.

Thank you each one of you and please stay tuned!

Since 1999, The Refuge has been working with youth who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of experiencing homelessness, or who are struggling.  More than just a place to find breakfast, lunch, showers, laundry facilities, access to clothing and personal hygiene products, as well as housing help, The Refuge is a place where youth can find community, safety, belonging and a renewed hope for their future.  

The vision of The Refuge is to see people restored to the truth that they are created in the image of God with gifts, abilities, the capacity to make positive decisions and to affect change in the world around them. We desire to see people reveal God’s glory through careful stewardship of their lives, communities, resources and relationships.

For Youth

Are you a youth wondering what type of things go on at The Refuge and how The Refuge might be able to help you?

For Community Members

Do you represent a business, community group, church or are you an individual interested in learning more about The Refuge and how you can help youth in our community?


Jan. 1 –  Feb. 28 – 2021


different youth served at The Refuge

meals and snacks served to youth


recorded program interactions


New youth (first time at The Refuge)

The Refuge

300 Court Street

Oshawa, ON L1H 4X3

(p) 905-404-2420 (f) 905-404-1910

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