Refuge of Hope Ministries


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


Year founded: 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 rating294 of 72572 of 145
Fund acquisition rating251 of 72648 of 145
Resource allocation rating282 of 72665 of 145
Asset utilization rating442 of 725105 of 145

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$896,365$1,853,647$40,560$21,264$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,797,280$5,264,778$868,937$665,283$501,333
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,867,817$974,329$1,009,730$1,043,782$1,042,215
Other long-term assets$0$91,981$20,380$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,867,817$1,066,310$1,030,110$1,043,782$1,042,215
Total assets$7,665,097$6,331,088$1,899,047$1,709,065$1,543,548
Payables and accrued expenses$431,501$22,712$35,131$17,622$18,300
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$431,501$22,712$35,131$17,622$18,300
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$431,501$22,712$35,131$17,622$18,300
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$5,182,547$4,506,353$45,740$34,056$6,500
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$7,233,596$6,308,376$1,863,916$1,691,443$1,525,248
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,619,266$6,002,716$1,791,248$1,487,672$1,354,147
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,751$3,105$2,288$1,521$737
Other revenue($1,182)$163($7,241)($4,825)$160,510
Total other revenue$10,569$3,268($4,953)($3,304)$161,247
Total revenue$2,629,835$6,005,984$1,786,295$1,484,368$1,515,394
Program services$1,389,493$1,191,383$1,301,481$1,072,652$1,024,033
Management and general$114,418$81,021$105,942$102,006$93,998
Total expenses$1,704,615$1,561,524$1,613,822$1,318,173$1,235,376
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$925,220$4,444,460$172,473$166,195$280,018
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$925,220$4,444,460$172,473$166,195$280,018


Duane WykoffCEO$64,152

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


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.