Refuge Host Homes

God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. Psalm 68:6

Cuyahoga Falls, OH   |

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Refuge Host Homes

EIN: 88-2407006


Our mission as a faith-based, non-profit organization is to serve vulnerable pregnant women and their children by providing a safe haven through housing, supportive relationships, and the power and love of Jesus Christ.

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Executive Director

Emilie Oxley

Main address

PO Box 67322

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 USA

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Subject area info


Prenatal care


Child welfare

Parent education

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Population served info

Single parents

Homeless people

Low-income people

Pregnant people

Unemployed people

NTEE code info

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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In late 2019, approximately 60% of the women screened by Summit County Public Health were experiencing some type of housing instability during their pregnancy. Now, more than ever, women in our community are finding themselves pregnant, alone, with no place to turn. What if we invited them to become family? Our mission is to serve vulnerable pregnant women and their children in the Greater Akron, Ohio area by providing a safe haven through housing, supportive relationships, and the power and love of Jesus Christ.

Our programs

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Host Home Experience

Pregnant Mother is matched with a Host Home and lives with the host family through the remainder of her pregnancy and postpartum period until her baby is about 6 months old, finding safety and refuge in a family and learning new life skills as she transitions into motherhood.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Single parents
Pregnant people
Homeless people
Low-income people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Our vision is that through Christ’s redemptive power, all vulnerable women and their children live in safe, supportive, affordable home environments, resulting in lower infant mortality rates, preventing the need for foster care and resulting in a community of thriving families.

Our method is providing refuge through Biblical hospitality and grace with the goal of protecting the bond between mother and child as they find safe shelter in a family environment and then move to supportive independent housing with a new outlook. We do this through two phases, Host Home Experience and the Independent Supportive Housing.


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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Executive Director

Emilie Oxley

Emilie has spent the last 15 years working with vulnerable and impoverished children and families in her roles as Head Start Teacher, Foster Caregiver, and Children's Ministry Leader. Now in her role as Founder and Executive Director of Refuge Host Homes she is following her God-given passion to see the Greater Akron community providing more holistic support for pregnant moms. Refuge Host Homes was birthed out of the desire to connect vulnerable pregnant women with Host families and wrap circles of support around them so they are no longer alone in their motherhood journey. Emilie and her husband, Michael and three children live in Cuyahoga Falls and are eager to continue what work God has for them in Greater Akron, supporting Moms and Babies.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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