New Life Refuge Ministries

Why New Life Refuge?


Our Refuge is a place of specialized, long-term, therapeutic care where child sex trafficking survivors can heal and process through their trauma. Our trauma-informed care program provides a home of normalcy that includes loving staff and daily family activities.

Our homes offer a life of normalcy for those we serve, not only providing for their daily needs but also many therapeutic, life-enriching activities. We have loving staff and the children are supported with 24-hour awake staff. Our caring staff truly has a heart for our mission. They are trained in Trauma-Informed Care and Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) as well as many other healing modalities. Our treatment team and staff together walk alongside the children on their healing path and ensure the safety of those we serve. 

Since 2018, NLRM has operated The Braselton Home of Hope on our Refuge Campus for female trafficking survivors ages 11-17. Our Refuge Campus is located on 40+ acres in an undisclosed South Texas location for the safety and security of all students and staff. We have opened our second home, The Valero Home of Hope, in 2022. Our campus has also expanded through funding by Charity League of Corpus Christi in 2022. The expansion of the Campus through the development of our Independent Living Village is for the children who have reached 18 while in our program. Those that turn 18 have the opportunity to stay with us in their own “tiny home” and continue to be supported through counseling, life skills, mentoring, and other programs all while they pursue college, trade school, and or work as they launch into healthy adulthood. 

Upon completion of our New Life Refuge Campus master plan, we will have several homes and independent living facilities for child survivors of sex trafficking.

What's Gift Cards for Goodies?

Our “Gift Cards for Goodies” has two meanings for the child survivors of trafficking healing at our campus. Gift cards are a reward for healthy choices and behavior and of course, they can then pick out tangible “goodies” with the gift cards. The program provides recognition for the child survivors when they hit a milestone, help another student out, grow in leadership, go above and beyond, or are just “caught doing something good”.

How does a Dollar become Dynamic?

1) Contact New Life Refuge Ministries to complete your For Benefit of Fundraising commitment before raising money. Call 361-946-6331 or EMail:

2.) Make a collection container. (Graphics/template provided)

3) What you simply say to people in your office, people in any group, and / or to people you meet: “Please give $1.00 to help stamp out human trafficking.” That’s all that is needed. If they have questions give a simple explanation about New Life Refuge Home of Hope for underage survivors.

4) Ask the person to, in turn, “spread the word about the issue and need for housing,”– ask others to begin to collect.

5) The simple dollar over and over becomes the “Dynamic Dollar!”

6) Remember: a “decline of a dollar” for your jug is not a reflection of you personally. Keep plugging away!

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New Life Refuge Ministries Employee Information

Our first priority in all of our programs is care and safety. We make an active and intentional effort to prevent child abuse, including verbal, physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse through implementing strict child safety protocols and having a zero tolerance for such behavior from any employee.