About Us




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The Refuge Ranch, Inc. opened in January 2007 to offer women in addiction a safe residential environment to address drug and alcohol addiction from a Christ-centered perspective. The founder, Fred Beeson, established The Refuge Ranch on a 120 acre piece of property in rural Martin County with a commitment to provide services to adult women. The Refuge Ranch provides a long-term residential program for women to reach their recovery goals and experience a new life despite their inability to pay for the program.

The Refuge Ranch, is a 501 © (3) public charity that exists to offer Christ-centered, faith-based opportunities for addiction treatment to women. The Refuge Ranch meets a community need by filling the gap that exists between women with access to treatment through financial means and  health insurance and the women who are unable to access care because of a lack of resources to pay for services.

While applying a faith-based biblical perspective to the recovery process, women experience personal transformation and gain the tools to support long-term recovery. The recovery program includes a Phase 1 Regeneration Program and a Phase 2 Transition Program. Women commit to the one-year regeneration recovery process and are offered the opportunity to remain on-site for transition services.

The Refuge Ranch addresses recovery from a spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental perspective. Women discover the benefits of a relationship with God in maintining long-term recovery and in reaching their personal goals. They take advantage of the active lifestyle here at The Ranch to build physical strength while addressing the addictive thinking and behavior patterns that are associated with the compulsive use of drugs and alcohol. During their stay they have the opportunity to work through any trauma they may have experienced in childhood or as an adult. 

Our commitment to each woman is to support her in reaching her God-given potential, as well as becoming a productive citizen and healthy family member. This support includes housing, nutrition education, employment support, as well as financial education and budgeting to better equip her for a successful transition. A woman who completes the Regeneration and Transition Program has developed the skills necessary to not only obtain independence, but the ability to maintain independence for herself and her children. The Refuge Ranch offers the program to any woman meeting the admission criteria and expressing a sincere desire to change her life.

Women arrive at The Refuge Ranch broken, hopeless, and devastated by the negative impact of their addiction. These women are in need of food, clothing, shelter, emotional and physical care, as well as love and empathy. In keeping with the Gospel of Christ, we seek to meet these needs and in doing so partner with each woman in beginning her journey of recovery and a new life in Christ.


“…For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. …’truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25: 35, 36 and 40)






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