Refuge of Hope gives individuals in the Canton area a place to turn when all hope feels lost.

Through our food, clothing, shelter, and healthcare ministries, we seek to embody God’s love by serving those who face poverty, homelessness, and other dire situations.

We believe in the value and equality of all individuals. With inherent dignity and worth, every person is created in God’s image and is redeemable by God through Jesus Christ and the work of His Holy Spirit. We will not judge others but rather will treat all people courteously and with compassion and respect.

Financial Information

Because of you, Refuge of Hope is able to meet the critical needs of our community members every day of the year. Read our Annual Report Cards to learn more.

With the help of our supporters, we seek to glorify God by:

Serving meals 9 times per week for hungry men, women, and children.

Providing shelter and transition to independence for homeless men.

Supplying free clothing for individuals and families.

Delivering essential healthcare services to the community, including those uninsured.

Our vision is to transform lives by providing hope that elevates people to reach their God-given potential.

Please join us in breaking the cycles of poverty and homelessness in our community. Learn about the many ways individuals, groups and organizations can get involved.

Because of you,

Our Impact

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Our Staff

Jo Ann Carpenter, CFRM

Director of Development

330.280.2153

Beverly Cook

Clothing Ministry Assistant

330.453.1785 x. 400

Clay Cunningham

Shelter Supervisor

330.453.1785 x. 218

Terrill Dunivant

Meal Ministry Assistant

330.453.1785 x. 210

Julie Gough

Receptionist/ Data Entry

330.453.1785 x. 206

U-Londa Hicks

Director of Meal Ministry

330.453.1785 x. 209

Cindy Jones

Volunteer Coordinator

330.453.1785 x. 217

Melva Milberry

Meal Ministry Assistant

330.453.1785 x. 210

Julie A. Moldvay, CPA

Director of Finance

330.453.1785 x. 205

Jerry O'Brien

Shelter Supervisor

330.453.1785 x. 207

Scott Parrish

Facilities Maintenance Manager

330.453.1785 x. 202

Tim Petty

Shelter Supervisor

330.453.1785 x. 207

Tim Priest

Shelter Supervisor

330.453.1785 x. 218

Vanessa Roderick

Receptionist/Data Entry

330.453.1785 x. 206

Scott Schnyders

Director of Men's Shelter

330.453.1785 ext. 221

Tammy Sigley

Clothing Ministry Assistant

330.453.1785 x. 400

John Smith

Shelter Supervisor

330.453.1785 x. 218

Ryan Wilson

Clothing Ministry Manager

330.453.1785 x. 400

Kristie Woods

Director of Community Relations

330.453.1785 x. 204

Duane Wykoff

CEO

330.453.1785 x. 201

Jo Ann Carpenter, CFRM

Director of Development

330.280.2153

Beverly Cook

Clothing Ministry Assistant

330.453.1785 x. 400

Our Board of Directors

Michelle Cordova
President

Chief Juvenile Prosecutor, Stark
County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Member - 2019

Ed Laubaucher
Vice President

Teacher, Lake Local Schools

Member - 2021

Lynn Ramsburg
Treasurer

Accountant at Ramsburg Insurance

Member - 2019

Terry Seeberger
Secretary

Partner at Stark-Knoll

Member - 2007

Mike Brown

Eric Snow YMCA

Member - 2020

Jim Fedorka

Retired

Member - 2021

Patrick Heighton

Clinical Systems Analyst, Cleveland Clinic

Member - 2016

Mickey Lawver

Independent Consultant, Arbonne International

Member - 2011

Bill Morgenstern

CEO, Vistage

Member - 2021

Randy Snow

Attorney Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh

Member - 2018

Al Buxton
Board Member Emeritus

Owner, Buxton Corporation

Member - 2008

Lois Ferrel
Board Member Emeritus
Marybeth Hinds
Board Member Emeritus
Rob Horger
Board Member Emeritus
Michelle Cordova
President

Chief Juvenile Prosecutor, Stark
County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Member - 2019

Ed Laubaucher
Vice President

Teacher, Lake Local Schools

Member - 2021