refugeRefuge works to prevent childhood exposure to violence and abuse through direct therapeutic work with families, supportive services for child‐serving organizations, and community‐wide prevention education.

Refuge uses evidence‐based treatment models which incorporate individual, family, and group therapy to address each family’s unique needs and strengths. Because Refuge acknowledges that therapy alone is not sufficient to bring about healing and change, each family’s treatment plan also includes education, support, and referrals to other community services to provide holistic and comprehensive care. Our primary focus is on children from birth to 11 years old, as they are the age groups with the biggest gap in violence prevention and intervention services in Madison County.

Refuge is also committed to increasing support and protection for families throughout the community. As such, Refuge provides parenting classes, school‐based services, community education, consultation, and professional support to enhance the entire community’s capacity to support families dealing with abuse and violence.

ONE loving and supportive adult can counteract the effects of violence in a child’s life. Your partnership can provide…

  • Healing therapy for children and families that are victims of abuse, neglect, or violence
  • Education and support for families to provide holistic and comprehensive care
  • Parent education, training, and coaching
  • School- and community-based support services

For further information or referral:
Phone: (618) 251-9790 ext 203