Our Mission

The mission of City of Refuge is to cultivate a
community that transforms and empowers broken lives
through the truth of God's love seen in acts of Justice, Mercy, and Humility.

The Table

City of Refuge, located in the heart of Oak Park, is thrilled to be expanding our impact and reach in our community this coming year. You are invited to the table, on the evening of November 9th at 7 PM, as we share stories of hope, healing, transformation, and vision of where we are headed the near future. Join us for dessert and an espresso on us from our very own Cafe 180. We look forward to celebrating with you.

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Our Ministries


The Resource Center is a place of refuge where individuals of Oak Park know to come to meet all of their needs –  physical, spiritual, and emotional. Located in the heart of our community on Martin …


Since 2012 City of Refuge has provided emergency housing for women and often their children who have been sexually exploited.  We believe that God’s love is a light that illuminates fear and darkness and is …


Shine is about equipping girls with the knowledge and skills to discover who they are and the person they want to become. It also hopes to offer girls new, proactive positions to construct stories of identity in …


THE GRiT ACADEMY is an 8-week intensive summer program for high school aged young men where they will in a small group setting, strengthen their minds and bodies by working out, learning how to cook, having …


Fight Club is a Leadership Development program targeting young men 5th through 12th grades. Our aim is to strengthen body, mind, and soul through group functional movement training, personal fighting skills training from expert strength and fitness coaches …


For the past 10 years teams of students, families, and individuals have come to Oak Park to serve and to experience God in a new way.  In times of turmoil and racial injustice we believe …

Our Team