Rahab Refuge Ministries, Inc will be the first safe house in Central New York (Madison or Oneida County) for female survivors of severe childhood sexual abuse, human trafficking, and victims of human sex trafficking. The safe house will be a non-disclosed residence in the Madison or Oneida County vicinity. It will be a voluntary residential 12-month program, for women 18 years of age and older, where women can receive healing and hope founded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.


Rahab Refuge Ministries, Inc. is a faith based program which will provide a protected and safe environment in which women will be nurtured emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.  The women will be equipped with the tools to re-enter society. This will be accomplished by building a support system, healthy family relationships, and the community.


In approximately January of 2020 Chris Carpenter, President, was researching real estate in the local area for the potential of flipping a home. She stumbled upon an old Victorian home up for auction and made an appointment to view the residence. The home had great potential; however, the Carpenters’ believed it was too big of a project to undertake. Later, during her morning Bible reading and prayer time, Chris was pressed upon by the Lord that it was not His will for her to flip a home, but to open a safe house. This was confirmed after the Lord prompted her to attended the Christian movie “Blind Eyes Open, The Truth about Sex Trafficking in America.” This movie was made to challenge Christians to not turn a blind eye to sex trafficking victims. Feeling daunted with the task God gave her, Chris struggled with what God was asking. Everywhere she went, God kept prompting her to obey His will. God even used billboards about sex trafficking as arrows through her heart. After several months, much prayer, research, and out of obedience to the Lord’s calling and direction, Chris created Rahab Refuge Ministries, Inc. She realizes that this is the Lord’s ministry and that it will only be accomplished by Him through prayer, His guidance, and support from the community at large.


A common misconception about human trafficking is that it does not happen in the United States. This is false, as the United States is ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for human trafficking. It is estimated that 199,000 incidents occur within the United States every year.


Today, there are approximately 1,044 beds for adults and just over a 100 beds for minors in safe house programs across America.




We are currently recruiting volunteers for our Resource Development Team. If you reside in the Oneida County, Madison County, or the Central New York vicinity and have fundraising, administrative, and/or media skills please contact us below.

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