Through supportive services fueled by innovation and collaboration with our on-site partners, City of Refuge seeks to lead individuals and families on an uninterrupted journey to self-sufficiency. We do that by focusing on four key impact areas: Health & Wellness, Housing, Vocational Training, and Youth Development.
Eden Village – Eden Village seeks to provide low-barrier assessment bridge housing including case-management and a variety of supportive services for up to 20 single mothers with children, 60 children and 35 single women who are experiencing homelessness.
House of Cherith – Safe housing and supportive services where women can recover from the trauma of sexual exploitation. Since conception, House of Cherith has facilitated the transformation of over 700 lives.
Feed My Lambs : Full day Childcare for ages six weeks to 5 years.
Kid City : Kindergarten – 5th Grade After school and summer camp provides programming designed to improve academics, health, and social/emotional behaviors
The City Club : 6th – 12th Grade after-school, summer camp, and basketball program providing pathways for young adults to reach their full potential in every dimension of life.
Bright Futures Academy : Our on-site partner providing private education for more than 100 middle and high school students from the surrounding community.
J17 Scholarship Fund : The J17 Fund is an Educational Expense Assistance Fund designed to provide financial assistance to minority students choosing to attend college, university, or technical school upon graduation from high school.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
180° Kitchen – Prepares and serves three hot and healthy meals per day, every day, for residents, employees, and guests.
Mercy Care Clinic – Our on-site partner providing medical, dental, vision, and mental health services.
The Workforce Innovation Hub prepares unemployed and underemployed individuals to find meaningful employment.
Existing vocational training tracks include Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive Technology, Banking, Culinary, Information Technology, and Security.
Open Door Community House/ tag Shelter, female, Unaccompanied female
The mission of Open Door Community House, Inc. is to empower impoverished people in our community to realize their full potential as children of God by creating long-term solutions to poverty.
Homeless Ministries of Open Door:
Welcome Home: a rapid rehousing program for homeless women and families
Showering Program for the Homeless: a unique ministry in our area offering unsheltered homeless persons a place to shower, a change of clothing, hygiene items, and a place to do laundry.
Virginia D. Jackson Home for Women: Unaccompanied homeless women may stay for up to twelve months and are required to be working, looking for work, attending school, or participating in a day treatment program for substance abuse issues.