Faith Refuge Career Academy

“Can we just leave them with you?” asked the Career Academy students of their director, LaRae Collins. The ladies were referring to the hurts they each wrote down at the beginning of the semester and then sealed in an envelope. Originally, the students planned to burn their hurts when they graduated the academy, but the…Read More

Keith B.

“It’s like I’ve been reunited with Wichita Falls because this is the first place I bought crack cocaine,” shared Keith Blake. The reunion he celebrates is not with drugs but with himself. He is reminded of how Wichita Falls is the last place where he was addiction free before he started a cycle of drug…Read More

Tresa H.

Losing her son in 2012 sent Tresa on a downhill spiral that she thought would end in her death. She fell into a deep pit of drug usage and destructive ways until she contacted someone at Faith Refuge. At fifty-one years of age, Tresa started Faith Refuge’s Career Academy on August 21, 2017. Her goal…Read More

Joe C.

Meet Joe C. Joe grew up in Wichita Falls, and as of 2002, he has no immediate family members. “Life has been hard on me,” shared Joe. He turns 56 in December but has no bitterness toward men or God for the hard life he has lived. In fact, Joe is one of the most…Read More

April H.

Years before a calamity in April’s life a lady by the name of Vinnie took the time to get to know April and her daughters. Vinnie showed them love and compassion and shared the Gospel with them. In 2010, the three of them were baptized in Vinnie’s pool. Through a series of unfortunate events, April…Read More

Andrew and Megan’s Story

Andrew’s Story Living in a car and diving into dumpsters to find things to sell is how Andrew supported his two children during one period of his life. Andrew’s drug addiction started in Junior High with marijuana, opening the door to over a decade of addiction. After two trips to rehab, Andrew is drug free.…Read More