Refuge of Hope, Duane Wykoff
Founded in 2001, the Refuge of Hope was an outgrowth from a chapel ministry and soup kitchen which began serving the downtown Canton community in the mid-1980s under the name Open Door Chapel. Currently this inner-city, faith-based, non-denominational Christian mission serves as a men’s homeless shelter offering overnight housing (26-28 men), showers, spiritual guidance, accountability, and hot meals (5 full meals weekly to an average of 75 people at each meal).
They are currently renovating a facility that will triple the sleeping capacity and double the number of people served at each meal. ROH also operates a mobile soup kitchen, feeding hundreds of individuals in their own neighborhood.