What We Do

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


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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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This week we were treated to some freshly roasted Eritrean Coffee & Tea from our friend, Senayt.

She came early to roast, ground, and brew the coffee for Heart of Missouri United Way Agencies from across the community.

Thank you so, so much for sharing your culture with us!
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City of Refuge - Columbia, Missouri

We are so excited for Tigers on the Prowl this year and are continuing to sell individual/group tickets for the dinner!

All tickets include an amazing meal with drinks, and the opportunity to take home incredible Tiger themed art - all to support a group of amazing charities.

Will you help us share so we can sell out the event? We hope to see you there!We are are honored to have so many Sponsors, Artists and Table Hosts signed up for the 6th Annual Tigers on the Prowl! October 1, 2019 - 5:30 Holiday Inn. There are still seats available, $100 per ticket ($60 goes right back to the charity) and you can also host a table for $900 for a table of 10.
Your ticket includes a wonderful plated meal and 2 drink tickets for wine/or beer.

Be ready to view and bid on some amazing Tiger themed art and support your artists and charity of your choice!

Click on and it will direct you to the site to call the charity of your choice and support them by purchasing your tickets.
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Address 7 East Sexton, Columbia, MO rd Phone 573-454-1552 Email Facebook /CityofRefugeColumbia
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