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.

Our Ministries

CITY RESOURCE CENTER

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 …

REFUGE HOUSING

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

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 …

GRiT

GRiT: “the courage, strength of character, and ability to endure through hard circumstances and situations”

GRiT is a six-week mentoring program for boys that offers an opportunity to learn about Significance (“I Matter”), Resilience (“I Will”) and …

FIGHT CLUB

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

City Sports Academy

It’s More Than A Game! Since its inception in 2017, the mission of City Sports Academy is to plant seeds for growth, inspire transformation and facilitate development. We are using sport as a vehicle for …

Our Team