Refuge Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization

Refuge Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

COLUMBUS, OH – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Refuge of Columbus, OH.

ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.
Refuge joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 14.6 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal.  When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.

“We are pleased to accredit a ministry committed to change the lives of men and women affected by addiction through Christ,” said Michael Martin, president of ECFA.

Founded in 1999, Refuge ( is a leading faith-based, nonprofit addiction recovery organization helping men break free from addiction and resurrect their lives.  

To learn more about Refuge and their stewardship opportunities, visit GiverConnect, ECFA’s newest online program, that connects giver’s hearts with trusted members.  

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance.  For more information about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit or call 1-800-323-9473.