About

Bestow on her a Crown of Beauty, instead of ashes, the Oil of Joy instead of mourning, a Garment of Praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Isaiah 61:3

Mission & Vision

Nurturing the journey from exploitation to empowerment, we build healthy relationships, guiding individuals from the shadows of exploitation to the light of community and faith.

Core Values

1. Christ-Centered

Our journey begins and ends with Christ’s guidance, believing firmly that true restoration is unlocked through His divine wisdom. We embrace a path led by faith and hope.

2. Honesty

We uphold the highest standards of integrity, ensuring transparency and honesty in every action. Our commitment to doing the right thing fosters trust and authenticity within our community.

3. Relational

Relationships are the heartbeat of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and connected, recognizing the healing power of community.

4. Communication

Effective communication is crucial. We prioritize clear, compassionate exchanges, ensuring our messages resonate with understanding and empathy.

5. Speaking Truth in Love

Our conversations are guided by love, blending truth with empathy. This approach strengthens our impact, touching hearts with kindness and respect.

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Our Story

From Our Backyard to Beyond

In 2015, in Lakewood, Colorado, we encountered an unsettling truth: exploitation was not a distant issue but a local crisis. Recognizing the transformative power of faith, community, and relationships, we launched Re-Fined to shine a light, offer a hand, and walk together toward healing and hope.

Our Goal

Aiming for a Brighter Tomorrow

Our goal is to create a future free from exploitation. By nurturing connections that empower, heal, and renew, we believe in the immense impact of faith coupled with community action. Every discussion, event, and collaboration brings us closer to realizing this vision. Join us in making a tangible difference, step by step, towards a brighter tomorrow.

The Problem

There are many different life situations that lead people to face exploitation.

Often trapped in cycles of abuse, individuals face trauma similar to those exploited, including fear, control, and physical harm.

Children in foster care frequently encounter exploitation, a tragic reality for many.

Homeless individuals are at high risk of sexual violence, including rape and coerced exchanges for basic needs.

People in the sex industry, whether online or offline, can be under someone else’s control and not as free as it might seem.

Sometimes, the danger is right at home — exploitation comes from within the family or trusted individuals, like parents or coaches.

Addiction and exploitation are interlinked, with substances used as tools of control and as coping mechanisms for trauma.

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Our Solutions

Your gift can make a difference

With your generous gift today, you are helping to empower and restore the lives of sexually exploited survivors.