Terebinth Refuge

A nonprofit organization

$24,200 raised by 56 donors

100% complete

$20,000 Goal

Terebinth Refuge is a Christ-centered 501(c)3 safe home and transitional housing program that brings hope, healing services, and freedom to sexually exploited and trafficked women.

Located in St Cloud, MN, which is one of the largest metro areas outside the Twin Cities, Terebinth Refuge provides both safe and transitional housing and supportive wrap-around services for women and their small children. The referrals and women served are from all over the state of Minnesota. We encourage all adult women with children under the age of 5 who have experienced sex-trafficking and sexual exploitation to experience the holistic services we provide. 

Survivors of sex trafficking need a safe physical space, adequate time, properly trained staff, and comprehensive trauma-informed programs and services to leave this horrific and violent life behind. Through our innovative holistic program design, we eliminate barriers to receiving care by bringing most services directly to residents during their stay, and by partnering with other local service providers for referrals for off-site services.

In-house services include access to mental health and chemical dependency services, physical health/wellness programming, valuable life, and job skills education aimed at providing women with the opportunity to grow and to succeed. Terebinth Refuge’s programs are geared toward the holistic healing of individuals, bringing about positive and healthy lifestyle changes. 

As our residents heal and develop the skills needed to self-advocate and succeed in their goals, they gain the ability to care for themselves and their families, building a safe, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle that will last a lifetime. The community becomes stronger, and the cycle of poverty and abuse is broken.

The residents at Terebinth Refuge are resilient and are changing their lives in significant ways through their daily dedication to hope and healing. 

For starters, one of the residents is planning the removal of a tattoo. Removing her tattoo symbolizes the end of a life of exploitation and the start of an independent and free life.

Another resident is figuring out what true rest and recovery means for the first time in her life. Terebinth Refuge offers her structure and programs she didn't know she needed. One long-term resident has now found a place of her own and is excited to live independently. We are so proud of each of their growth! There is also a spirit of reunification at Terebinth Refuge, as a new resident has been able to get in contact with her sister, and through her sister, her daughter! She has been unpacking much of her childhood trauma, which can get heavy at times. 

This resident shared that: 

Without a supportive place like Terebinth Refuge, I would be back on the streets and on drugs."

As Survivor Advocate, Krissy, said in her speech at the recent RISE breakfast:

“We need Terebinth Refuge to continue! At Terebinth Refuge, we give everyone a chance to know that they are understood. We make it clear to all our residents that they can break free from sex trafficking. We are going to be the power behind these women.”

Will you provide holistic services to survivors of sex-trafficking and their small children today? 

 $25: Provides a bus card for the residents to ride the bus to appointments and jobs, etc.

 $50: Provides food for the entire shelter for one night.

 $180: Provides holistic services for one resident for 24-hours.

 $375: Provides Employment Readiness.

$1,600: Provides holistic programming to a full shelter house for one day and night.

Terebinth Refuge is exceedingly thankful and grateful for each of you who partner with us!

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Terebinth Refuge

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BIPOC led, BIPOC serving


110 2nd Street South Suite 231
Waite Park, MN 56387



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