Community Resource Guidance


First Refuge exists to offer hope and healing through the love of Christ.  Our goal is to minister to the entire person including physical, emotional, and spiritual needs by offering essential services or referrals to other agencies that can provide the assistance needed.

First Refuge assesses each client’s needs to determine how best to assist the client. Assessment is by appointment only and client will need to bring a copy of the following information:

  • Income records for the last 6 weeks
  • Current copy of all bills
  • Identification for self and all members of household. (Birth Certificates, current Medicaid cards, government issued picture ID)

First Refuge has resources or can direct a client to other agencies for the needs listed below or you can visit auntbertha.com to search by zip code for specific community resources or organizations.

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Employment Agencies
  • Legal Aid

  • Health Services
  • Job Training
  • Counseling and Support Groups
  • Education