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Place of Refuge

Many of the leaders and board members of The Place of Refuge have been actively working and serving in Philadelphia’s inner-city areas for decades. The Executive Director, board members and staff of The Place of Refuge include local community pastors and leaders.

Director - Elizabeth Hernandez
Meet our Co-Founder

Read a letter from Elizabeth Hernandez

A Mission and a Mandate

Our mission is to bring healing to urban communities through professional, faith-based trauma counseling and training services.    Learn More

Counseling Center

This counseling center is staffed with a diverse, multi-cultural group of psychologists, counselors, and social workers.    Learn More

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2938 North 5th Street, Philadelphia PA 19133 - At the Heart of "el Barrio"  
We accept all Pennsylvania HealthChoices Medicaid insurance including: HealthPartners, Keystone First, and Aetna Better Health, and others.
We also offer a sliding scale for out-of-network clients. Call for details.
The Place of Refuge is a 501(c)3 compliant non-profit organization.
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