House of refuge

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a charitable institution for giving shelter and protection to the homeless, destitute, or tempted.
- Josh. xx.

See also: Refuge

References in classic literature ?
Go on, my dear friend, till you, and those who, like you, have been saved, so as by fire, from the dark prison- house, shall stereotype these free, illegal pulses into statutes; and New England, cutting loose from a blood-stained Union, shall glory in being the house of refuge for the oppressed,--till we no longer merely "~hide~ the outcast," or make a merit of standing idly by while he is hunted in our midst; but, consecrat- ing anew the soil of the Pilgrims as an asylum for the oppressed, proclaim our WELCOME to the slave so loudly, that the tones shall reach every hut in the Carolinas, and make the broken-hearted bondman leap up at the thought of old Massachusetts.
I could not help thinking, as we approached the gate, what an uproar would have been made in the country, if any deluded man had proposed to spend one half the money it had cost, on the erection of an industrial school for the young, or a house of refuge for the deserving old.
Proceeds for Blackout 2013 were able to benefit a few charities and/or foundations including Camp Pag-ibig, House of Refuge Foundation, Inc.
Writing under the name Robert Reed, Reed describes being imprisoned in the New York House of Refuge and in New York's Auburn State Prison in the mid-1800s and the punishments he endured, including a type of waterboarding and whippings.
13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced today that they have made a $10,000 donation to the House of Refuge in Mesa, Arizona.
Evening prayer is performed by the superintendent; after which, the children are conducted to their dormitories, which they enter and are locked up for the night when perfect silence reigns throughout the establishment (New York House of Refuge, Tenth Annual Report, 1835: 6-7; [The routine at Philadelphia was almost identical.
Pastor Julius Rogers, who officiated at the House of Refuge Church, expressed outrage over the death of the youngster, later buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery.
It progressed to a potter's field, a military arsenal and parade ground, a reformatory, and after the House of Refuge for the Society for the Protection of Juvenile Delinquents burned down in 1839, the city gradually turned it into a park, which was opened to the public in 1847 and was named for President James Madison, who lived in New York for a short time on Cherry Street.
But last December she vanished from the Chester House of Refuge.
Other organizations Mann has been involved with include the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program; the Wellness Community, a support group for cancer patients; and the House of Refuge, a men's homeless shelter.
However a second generation, in one case quite literally, has tried to push out from the elite center toward women on the peripheries of Venetian life and to place them in their institutional setting, whether the informal institutions of neighbor and class or the formal institutions of convent and house of refuge.
In the course of his work he often visited the house of refuge she opened in Kensington.