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City of Refuge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to help refugees and immigrants in Mid-Missouri. We provide a variety of resources and programs such as Basic Need Services, Licensed PTSD Counseling, and Professional Development for refugees 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 assimilate into their new lives in the United States. Learn More

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

November 04th

Helping Refugees FAQ Event

Do you want to learn more about how you can better serve refugees in our city? Come meet with our Refugee Care Coordinators as they answer questions about providing care beyond English lessons at our FAQ Event. Join us on...Read More

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THE REFUGEE’S JOURNEY

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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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Our very own Lori Stoll was awarded by Inside Columbia magazine as one of the top 10 people transforming lives in Columbia.

She is one of our heroes and we are so glad to have her on our team!

Check out the article here:

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This past weekend, a group went out to learn how to canoe & kayak, and they had a blast!

Thank you so much, Kayla Frentzel, Joel, & Tracey Luedders for inviting our friends to be a part of your lives!
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Address 7 East Sexton, Columbia, MO rd Phone 573-454-1552 Email garrett@cityofrefugecolumbia.org Facebook /CityofRefugeColumbia
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