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The Ohio Women's Refuge offers a new beginning to women leaving the sex

industry. There is no charge to guests as they choose to live and work together as a family

towards healing. We are a faith-based non-profit,  although not licensed as a treatment

facility by the state of Ohio, our dedicated staff and volunteers utilize a highly successful

curriculum and mentoring approach to help each guest  progress through their unique

challenges.  We ask each woman to commit to a minimum three-month stay, with

many women choosing to stay longer.


During their time at Ohio Women's Refuge, women develop and work on a life plan,

focusing on physical and emotional health, spiritual growth, education, and life skills necessary

for a stable and productive life. Our  desire is for each woman to identify goals she wants to achieve

while in the ministry. We will actively seek  to help her make strides towards the accomplishment of those goals. As women complete their time with us,  they have the opportunity to serve other women in the industry through ministry internships, or they may choose to pursue resources towards further education and stable employment.


Ohio Women's Refuge partners with local resources in the surrounding communities to best serve each woman

through counseling services, medical resources, educational opportunities and more. Curriculum is customized for each woman to best prepare her to accomplish her goals. The following list includes some of the topics and resources addressed while in the ministry.





Work Opportunities


Interview Skills

Myers Briggs

Educational Opportunities

Life Skills

Career Counseling





Bible 101

Church Life’s Questions


Devotionals and other faith-based writings





Meal Planning

Inner Beauty/Outer Beauty

Wardrobe Planning




Checking and Savings Accounts


Budgeting/ Dave Ramsey

Goal Setting

Debt Resolution





12-Step Work

Setting Boundaries


Surviving Abuse

Anger Solutions

Self Esteem

Post Abortion Healing




Spiritual Friendships

Support Groups

Dating 101


Truth about Sex

Healthy Sexual Relationships




Ohio Women's Refuge has identified the following core values for our ministry.

All forms of teaching and personal guidance are directed through the lens of these values.















If you are interested in Ohio Women's Refuge, call our main office at (614) 317-7784 or email karla@ohiowomensrefuge.org.

A time will be arranged for a personal interview where the program will be explained in detail

and an application for entrance completed.



The value of each woman is immeasurable

The Bible is our guide

Healing happens in a family environment

Sex is a gift from God

We exist to extend hope to the hopeless