We are an outreach organization that provides free services to meet the needs of families in the community: clothing closet, food bank, hot meals, educational classes, and more.
city of refuge education
Our mission is to reach and eliminate barriers for the youth of our community, reclaim academic gaps, and expose them to enriching opportunities for them to be repurposed and choose their own destiny.
HOT MEAL PROGRAM
In conjunction with the City of Refuge Educational Services and C.O.R.E. Camp programs, hot meals are provided to students and their families. Volunteer teams from local churches, businesses and organizations provide and prepare all components of each meal served.
CITY LIGHTS YOUTH
We are a place where our youth have the opportunity to access the resources necessary to build a better future for themselves, their family, and their community. Through our Broaden Your Horizons Initiative, we seek to reveal the possibilities and opportunities that are accessible to our youth; and through our College and Career Advocacy Program, we hope to partner with them in the pursuit of their dreams.
Walk-in Wednesdays from 1-3pm - qualifying people can receive food from the food pantry. Recipients are at or below the state poverty level or have experienced a recent emergency such as loss of home or job. Our food comes through the Chattanooga Food Bank, USDA, and from Donations through local food drives from churches, businesses, schools and individuals.
We also serve Food Boxes through our Mobile Delivery on Fridays by referral.
People who bring a referral from area schools, churches or other local agencies are eligible to receiving clothing based on availability. Each person can receive three outfits per person on the referral form. All clothing is received by donation and is freely given to recipients. An appointment is necessary to receive clothing.
Due to COVID, our clothing closet is
These units are available to families with children who previously maintained
independent housing, but due to loss of income are currently in a homeless state.
Through the Shelter Plus Care program, these units are available to single, chronically disabled individuals. Units are 1 bedroom, 1 bath, fully furnished apartments.
Weekly support meetings and topical studies are offered to women two times per week. Hot meals are provided and children’s programming corresponds.