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 Programs


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 …


GRiT: “the courage, strength of character, and ability to endure through hard circumstances and situations”
GRiT is a 6-week mentoring program for young men and boys that uses fitness, boxing skill training and interactive instructional time …


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 …

Our Team