Refuge of Hope Ministries

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Refuge of Hope is a faith-based, non-profit, Christian rescue mission providing safe, sober, emergency transitional shelter for men and hot, nutritious meals for hungry men, women, and children in Stark County. Refuge of Hope's shelter is not just a place where a homeless man can sleep at night. Rather, it's a support center, in a safe environment, where men can come to grips with the personal, economical and societal issues that caused them to become homeless. We provide a hand up to encourage homeless men, to help them realize that positive life changes are possible regardless of their current circumstances.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Refuge of Hope Ministries
PO Box 9361
Canton, OH 44711


Phone: 330-453-1785


Organization details

EIN: 341965221

CEO/President: Duane Wykoff

Chairman: Randy Snow

Board size: 15


Ruling year: 2002

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Transform lives by providing hope that elevates people to reach their God-given potential. Our goal is to help homeless men understand the love of Jesus Christ and achieve the stability necessary to be a positive contributor in our community. Our goal, in addition to serving hot, nutritious meals, is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hurting individuals and families. We strive to go the extra mile by treating our lunch and dinner guests with love, compassion, and respect by providing the hope and encouragement they need.

Mission statement

Glorify and serve God by providing meals for hungry men, women, and children, emergency shelter and transition to independence for homeless men, and spiritual hope through Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating668 of 999105 of 157
Fund acquisition rating609 of 100199 of 157
Resource allocation rating464 of 100166 of 157
Asset utilization rating693 of 999121 of 157

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$277,264$896,365$1,853,647$40,560$21,264
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,481,647$4,797,280$5,264,778$868,937$665,283
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,477,800$2,867,817$974,329$1,009,730$1,043,782
Other long-term assets$29,000$0$91,981$20,380$0
Total long-term assets$4,506,800$2,867,817$1,066,310$1,030,110$1,043,782
Total assets$6,988,447$7,665,097$6,331,088$1,899,047$1,709,065
Payables and accrued expenses$359,204$431,501$22,712$35,131$17,622
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$359,204$431,501$22,712$35,131$17,622
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$359,204$431,501$22,712$35,131$17,622
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$5,755,156$2,051,049$1,802,023$1,818,176$1,657,387
With donor restrictions$874,087$5,182,547$4,506,353$45,740$34,056
Net assets$6,629,243$7,233,596$6,308,376$1,863,916$1,691,443
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Total contributions$1,976,175$2,619,266$6,002,716$1,791,248$1,487,672
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($737,727)$11,751$3,105$2,288$1,521
Other revenue$8,121($1,182)$163($7,241)($4,825)
Total other revenue($729,606)$10,569$3,268($4,953)($3,304)
Total revenue$1,246,569$2,629,835$6,005,984$1,786,295$1,484,368
Program services$1,492,415$1,389,493$1,191,383$1,301,481$1,072,652
Management and general$133,733$114,418$81,021$105,942$102,006
Total expenses$1,850,922$1,704,615$1,561,524$1,613,822$1,318,173
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($604,353)$925,220$4,444,460$172,473$166,195
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($604,353)$925,220$4,444,460$172,473$166,195


Duane WykoffCEO$67,061

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/28/2020. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

We were able to move 125 men into permanent housing last year, transitioning once homeless men to living independently in their own apartments. Refuge of Hope is the only such shelter in Stark County for men.


Your generosity enables us to serve hot and nutritious meals free to the community in a family-style setting Monday through Saturday. Our numbers are growing more every day. Even the smallest contribution is sincerely appreciated.