Eastside Refuge

Wednesday Nights




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Refuge strives to be a safe place where our pain and our struggles are met by Christ’s love and grace. We find support, trust and accountability working through a transformational process with others experiencing similar life struggles.

You can join a group in our next season, starting September 2019.

Questions? Contact eastsiderefuge@idcpdx.com.

All groups are subject to availability of participants and facilitators.
Our prospective groups are:

Remendando el Alma

Estás deprimida? Estas triste?

Te resulta difícil perdonar a alguien que te ha hecho daño? 

         No te preocupes – sé valiente! 

Invitamos a todas las mujeres de la comunidad y sus familias a una noche de información. Hablaremos de un grupo de apoyo basado en el libro:

          Remendando el Alma

Habrá comida, música, convivencia, y cuidar de niños.


Genesis Process

Genesis Change groups are gender-specific small groups of people who desire to change because they are tired of struggling with chronic personal problems or destructive coping behaviors such as drug/alcohol abuse, sex and food. These groups utilize a biblically grounded curriculum which guides participants through their recovery process.

From the text: “The Genesis Change Process is an attempt to provide the necessary understanding, as well as the practical tools, for real and permanent change. It is a blend of biblical principles, understanding of the brain, and proven recovery strategies for not only freedom from self-destructive behaviors, but also addressing the underlying issues that drive them.”

Mending the Soul

Abuse can take on many forms: physical, verbal, sexual, emotional, spiritual… it happens in all kinds of relationships and can be overt and public, or subtle and secretive. While the details of our individual stories may be quite different, the consequences of abuse are often strikingly similar. When we experience abuse, it usually results in feelings of shame, powerlessness, isolation, and emotional detachment. Abuse colors the way we feel about ourselves and the way we relate to God and others. In Mending the Soul, we explore the nature of abuse, learn more about how it may have impacted us, and engage in a process of healing as we reconnect with God and others from a place of hope and healing. Mending the Soul is offered in separate groups for men and for women and typically lasts 12 weeks.