About – Ebenezer's Refuge
Ebenezer's Refuge is a 501 c-3 Non-Profit Organization. It was organized in September 2016 for charitable and educational purposes. From its inception, Ebenezer's Refuge has been concerned about the plight of the homeless and the less fortunate. Founded on these principles, Ebenezer's Refuge has been working diligently behind the scenes to provide food and clothing to those in need.
Ebenezer's Refuge is not the "typical" organization but prides itself on meeting the needs of those who find themselves in unfortunate situations. Regardless of "why" the individual came to his/her demise, Ebenezer's Refuge is more concerned with how to help the individual break free from this vicious cycle and remain free. We believe this can only come through educating the individual and charting successes and failures as time continues to move.
Ebenezer's Refuge seeks to be a "stone of help" for individuals in need of food, clothing, and shelter in the Metro Atlanta Georgia area. We seek to provide this assistance while utilizing various programs designed to target systemic issues that cause homelessness and economic deprivation. Many organizations seek to help the homeless, but precious few have programs to teach the homeless how to exit homelessness and progress on the road to recovery with dignity. Ebenezer's Refuge seeks to change this statistic and improve the lives of those in need.
Ebenezer's Refuge is a religious based organization, even though it does not require recipients to have any particular belief. The name, Ebenezer, is referenced in 1 Samuel 7:12, and means "this far the Lord has helped us." We seek to show the love of Christ to those in need and accept them right where they are, as they are. We hope to show, through our example, that Christ is the answer to hopelessness. We further hope to show, through education, that one can remove him/herself from situations that lead to poverty and place him/herself in situations that lead to economic stability and prosperity. We fully believe the adage "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime." Ebenezer's Refuge is not about handouts, but fully about hand ups.