What We Do

City of Refuge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to help refugees and immigrants recover and regain control of their lives. We provide Basic Need Programs, Counseling Services, and Professional Development Opportunities for those in our community. Our goal is to equip those arriving in our community with the materials they need, as well as deeper friendships they can count on as they navigate a new life in the United States. Learn More


July 25th

Tutor Refugees: Special Workshop!

City of Refuge and Literacy Action Corp are teaming up to provide a condensed training for new and current tutors!  Learn in depth how you can teach reading to refugees.  Cost is $5.00 (cash or check made out to Literacy Action Corp). Small sack...Read More



Swipe through the journey

It usually takes 3-5 year for a
refugee to enter the United States.

Providing Material Goods and Simple Skills

Most refugees fly for the first time and step foot into a new city they're expected to call home without a basic knowledge of where to go to get access to the things they need. City of Refuge provides Basic Need Services, such as access to clothing, food, household items and navigating complex refugee paperwork to provide a space for refugees to rest and recover from their journey.

Supporting Trauma Survivors

Most, if not all, refugees experience trauma to some degree because of civil unrest, war, persecution or displacement. City of Refuge offers free PTSD/Trauma Counseling Services from Licensed Counselors to the refugee women, men, and children who have been placed in our community. This service is vital to helping those who were heavily impacted by trauma to recover and move forward.

Building Skills that Last

Many refugees come from vastly different backgrounds and the skills they have may not translate to the work available in Mid-Missouri. Developing professional skills is a vital step in helping the refugees become productive and successful members of our community. City of Refuge offers career exploration services, job coaching, English classes, Driver's Education courses, tutoring, and many more to help them regain control of their lives.

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THANK YOU, Columbia Safety and Supply for donating masks for our refugee clients and staff to use!

We have been so encouraged by the many groups & individuals who have gone above and beyond in supporting our organization during this time. We hope to share more of the amazing contributions soon!

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Address 7 East Sexton, Columbia, MO rd Phone 573-454-1552 Email Facebook /CityofRefugeColumbia
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