“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
The women’s shelter is a home where God’s love and mercy is extended to women who are going through difficult circumstances—domestic abuse, crisis pregnancies, and severe economic situations. For the past few years, our doors have been open to refugees from Darfur, Sudan, and Eritrea who have suffered the horrors of war and genocide. More recently, we have received women who were the victims of human trafficking by smugglers in the Sinai desert.
Many of the women have come to us pregnant as their husbands have been imprisoned; some have been deserted or raped en route. We have also taken in children who have been separated from their parents under tragic circumstances.
Our desire is to provide a place where these women and children can receive the warmth and love of a family, to know they are safe and can find the “refuge” they so desperately need.
“The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:34).