River of Refuge is a non-profit organization that transitions homeless families, who have jobs, from high rent motels and shelters into permanent housing. Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness and restore dignity to individuals and families by providing transitional housing, education, food, budgeting classes and permanent housing to qualified families in a loving and caring environment.
River of Refuge is located at 5155 Raytown Road, Kansas City MO 64133, just outside the city limits of Raytown, in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area. The 150,000 square foot former Park Lane Hospital is being converted from a community eyesore to a community asset that helps needy working families move to a “place of dignity.”
Volunteer projects are planned on a weekly basis. Some of our larger projects can be coordinated specifically for churches, businesses, or other large groups of volunteers. Arrangements to volunteer can be made by calling the River of Refuge office at 816-737-5100.
Project 51 is partnership pledge with River of Refuge. The name Project 51 comes from the 51st Psalm which is a Psalm about redemption. The address where our families will be housed is 5151 Raytown Road. Project 51 pledges can be made in amounts ranging from $5.10 a month up to $510 a month. Other options for support are available on our website, www.riverofrefuge.com including monthly as well as one-time giving.
Corporate sponsorships allow River of Refuge to organize numerous fundraising events throughout the year. Corporate sponsors are recognized at River of Refuge events. For more information, you can call River of Refuge directly at 816-737-5100 or contact Jaimee Blake, Media Director for River of Refuge at JaimeeBlake@RiverofRefuge.com.
Click HERE to download brochure about the River of Refuge in PDF format (warning this is a large file)