There are several ways you can support the mission of City of Refuge. The bulk of our organization thrives because of modest, regular gifts. We are able to grow our program and develop new ways to help refugees through generous one-time gifts. There are also practical daily needs that you can meet with items you can donate. City of Refuge is a501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Recurring Donations

Support a family

City of Refuge thrives because of modest, regular giving. By becoming a refugee advocate, you make a huge impact in the specific lives of refugees, helping them become contributing, productive, and successful members of our community.


Columbia receives 200 new refugee families each year. This provides one (1) family a welcome gift with household necessities.


This provides one (1) family with professional refugee PTSD/health counseling each month.


This provides initial basic necessities, monthly health counseling, and English tutoring for two (2) families.

One-Time Gift

Make a one-time donation

Support one of our programs by making a one-time donation. Your donation would go to providing the supplies and staffing necessary for fulfilling these needs.

Buddy English Program

Learning English is the primary way that refugees become connected in our community. We coordinate several dozen tutors and over 50 volunteers to build personal relationships and teach English.

Professional Development

We provide refugees driving lessons, develop job skills, job matching, financial planning, open businesses, and much more. Our aim is to enable them to become successful contributing members in our community.

PTSD/Health Counseling

We utilize several licensed counseling services to provide holistic group and individual therapy. This includes physical and mental wellness, nutrition, medical exams, etc.

Emergency Needs

We are the first place that refugees call in times of emergency. We drive them to the hospital, coordinate home repairs, fix their cars, and much more.

In-Kind Donation

Another way to give to City of Refuge, is by donating your stuff. Skip having a garage sale and give it. We take everything from clothing, household goods, or furniture. We give the items to refugees if they want or need the items and everything leftover we sell to raise money for their needs. Email to arrange donation of large items. Clothing and small goods can be dropped off at 9030 Lake Meadows Way, Columbia MO 65201.