City of Refuge

Home, Hope and Help for Pregnant Women and Teens

An unexpected pregnancy can be scary and overwhelming, especially if you don't have the support and help that you need or have no where to go. You don't have to go it alone. City of Refuge is here to support you through your pregnancy and birth and help you to get on your feet, free of charge.

A Safe Place for Pregnant Women

City of Refuge is a home for women and teens who choose to give their baby the ultimate gift...LIFE.

At City of Refuge you will find not only safe shelter in a peaceful rural environment, but a caring community to share life with.  You’ll have the opportunity to grow spiritually while participating in daily home life, counseling, life skills training, parenting classes and education. We understand that no one really parents alone.  If you are feeling alone, come and find a loving community to help and support you during this exciting and challenging time.  City of Refuge exists to provide you with the opportunity to have your baby while living in a place of safety and security. Coming here is an opportunity for you to consider a new direction in life. Whether it’s preparing to parent, or finding help seeking a loving adopting family, we want to help you say YES to life because saying yes is the most precious gift you can give.

You are not alone


We’ve had the privilege to be a part of stories of transformation and new life for many expectant and new moms. Hear from some of the women who have found a new beginning at City of Refuge.

"I learned the value of true kindness"

"God's love and mercy were acted out by the houseparents"

"City of Refuge really helped me feel confident in my decision and helped me to put my trust in the Lord."

"I was 15, pregnant, and undone! City of Refuge was a most unexpected blessing in my 'ruined' life and now I see that God had great plans."

"It's been a blessing having someone who can truly empathize with what I'm going through"

Our Home

City of Refuge is located in the beautiful Pinenut Valley outside of the Minden/Gardnerville area in Northern Nevada. It is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world yet around an hour's drive from Carson City and the Reno/Sparks area . It truly is a REFUGE. Our home is for moms to come away for a while and prepare for a new direction in life while enjoying the care of a community in a safe and structured environment. Thanks to our supporters, we are able to provide Moms with everyday needs such as food, clothes, medical care and semi-private rooms free of charge.

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City of Refuge Maternity Home in Gardnerville Nevada