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500 E Saint Johns Ave

Austin, 78701

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(512) 806-0555

The Refuge for DMST

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The Refuge Ranch, which will provide long-term, holistic care in a pastoral and peaceful setting for girls ages 11-17, who have been rescued out of sex trafficking. Each girl in our care will have her own plan of restoration, which we call her Circle of Care. It will be unique to her age, situation and needs. Our comprehensive approach to long-term residential care includes on site education services, medical care, therapeutic programs such as gardening, equine, art, music and pet therapy, along with one-on-one counseling and group therapy with licensed professional therapists. The girls are housed in distinctively designed cottages that not only provide safety and security, but also a sense of family and community. The Refuge Ranch is located on 50 acres of pristine land situated in a beautiful and restorative setting just outside the city of Austin.

  • “The growth that has happened in the six weeks we've had the kids is huge. It motivates us to keep going.”


  • “It's hard work but immensely rewarding. Fostering is the best thing I'm ever going to do in my life.”


  • “…fostering is about more than kids.  It's about caring for the biological family and having compassion for their circumstances.”


  • “We need people that are willing to go the extra mile. Just having someone that we can call and talk to when we are having a bad day or someone just to have as an emergency contact.”