Most, if not all, refugees experience trauma to some degree because of civil unrest, war, persecution or displacement. We have found that real friendship with our new neighbors allows for much healing to take place. In addition to this, we seek to create space and opportunity for refugees to gather together – to celebrate their own cultures, speak in their native languages, and be understood in the context they have come from. City of Refuge also provides counseling in a variety of ways, including referrals to PTSD/Trauma Counseling Services in our community from Licensed Counselors as needed. All of these services are vital to helping those who were heavily impacted by trauma to recover and move forward.