About Us




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The Refuge Ranch, Inc. was birthed out of a 17 year relationship with Dunklin Memorial Church, Inc., which has operated a drug regeneration ministry for adult men since 1962. Fred Beeson, the founder of The Ranch, has been involved with Dunklin since 1989 filling the Chairman of the Board seat for many years before dedicating himself full time to the operation of The Refuge Ranch. Through the relationship with Dunklin and the support of many donors The Refuge Ranch opened to serve women in addiction in January 2007.

The Refuge Ranch, is a 501 © (3) public charity that exists to offer Christ-centered, faith-based opportunities for addiction treatment to women, many who are low-income and indigent, and would be unable to access the care they need due to a lack of finances. The Refuge Ranch meets a community need, filling the gap that exists between women with access to treatment through financial means and insurance and the women who are unable to access care because of a lack of resources to pay for services. The increasing epidemic of addiction has significantly expanded this gap in services.

Applying a faith-based biblical perspective to recovery treatment and utilizing Evidenced-Based Practices, all within a safe residential environment, women experience personal transformation. Our long-term recovery program includes a Phase 1 Regeneration Program in addition to a Phase 2 Transition Program. Women commit to the one-year regeneration recovery process and are offered the opportunity to remain on-site for an additional year of 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 strengthening their spiritual awareness and their new identityin Christ. They take advantage of the active lifestyle here at The Ranch to build their physical strength, they work through the traumatic events often associated with their struggle with addiction, and address their addictive thinking and behaviors that influence their continued abuse of drugs and alcohol.

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 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 that independence for herself and her children. The Refuge Ranch does 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 and hopeless. Devastated by the consequences of their addiction, the 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 their journey of 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 theses brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25: 35, 36 and 40)






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