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


Re-fined’s mission is to form empowering and restorative relationships with survivors of sexual exploitation.


Our vision is for every survivor to be nurtured to wholeness through deep, connected relationships with Christ and His people.

Core Values

1. Centered on Christ

We believe that God is the one who holds the keys to true restoration and that all of our work begins and ends with His guidance.

2. Collaborative

We work best in close, supportive partnerships with other organizations in the community. We know that by working together, all of our efforts thrive.

3. Flexible

The needs of each survivor and each community partner vary widely, and Re-fined is committed to noticing the gaps in services and filling them whenever possible.

4. Relational

We believe God uses relationships and community to heal wounds, strengthen bonds, and move His kingdom forward. We are committed to offering an inclusive, healthy, warm community where everyone has a place.

5. Intentional

Re-fined takes our work very seriously, and having our staff, Board, volunteers, and donors learn as much as they can about the issues we are addressing, and our methods for affecting change is vital.

Our Goal


Whether survivors were born or brought into exploitation, our goal is that through the ReFinement process, they can find freedom. Freedom to move on with life, and be who they were meant to be. It is our hope to restore dignity and self-worth, so survivors can learn how valuable they are personally and in their communities. Each month we have a variety of outreach events and touchpoints with survivors. There are so many ways you can get involved, from donations to volunteer opportunities.


The Problem

Sex Trafficking

Occurs when someone uses force, fraud, or coercion to cause a commercial sex act with an adult or causes a minor to commit a commercial sex act.

Commercial Sex Act

Includes prostitution, pornography and sexual performance done in exchange for any item of value, such as money, drugs, shelter, food or clothes.


(Definition) the process of removing impurities or unwanted elements from a substance.

By the Numbers

In Denver alone the commercial sex industry brings in estimated profits of $80 million each year.

Between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children. (source: US State Dept.)

The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the US is 12-14 years old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.

According to the CO Dept. of Human Services, homeless youth will be actively recruited within 48 hours of leaving home.

Run away and Unaccompanied minors make up the majority of at risk youth for sexual and labor exploitation.

Our Solutions

Our Team


Jessi K. Burge
Founder, Executive Director

Gabby Dowdy
Director of Volunteers & Programs

Danielle Johnson
Development Director

Vanessa Picolla
Volunteer Manager

Christi Newberry
Administrative Assistant / Activities Coordinator

Mentor Advocate

Theri Boggess

Cheryl Loudner

Advisory Team

Theri Boggess

Stacy McElvaney

Board of Directors

Kristen Muzzy

John Richmond
Vice President

Steve Bock

Susan Gales

Your gift can make a difference

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